AFC East Blog
After relocating from one side of the country to the other, the Jets WR Percy Harvin may be on the move once again. Acquired by NYJ after Week 7, Harvin is set to make a base salary of $10 million in 2015. According to various reports, the former Seahawk is not willing to take a pay cut. Given the Jets recent coaching changes in tandem with more pressing offensive needs, the franchise may be forced to let Harvin go.
The hiring that everyone thought was done a week ago is done. For real this time. The Jets have officially hired Chan Gailey to be their offensive coordinator. Gailey joins head coach Todd Bowles' staff after two years away from the game following a three-year stint as the Bills' head coach.
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was noncommittal when asked if WR Mike Wallace would return to the team in 2015. When pressed Ross simply stated, "I don't think anybody really knows that." Since moving to Miami, Wallace has been the Dolphins' most productive receiver. Rumors that he asked to be benched in Week 17, however, have called his commitment and work ethic into question.
Edging out both Doug Marrone and Dan Quinn, Todd Bowles has secured the Jets' head-coaching job. Arizona's now-former defensive coordinator, Bowles is a New Jersey native who was a defensive backs coach for Gang Green in 2000. He is expected to tap Chan Gailey as his offensive coordinator.
Two coaches who know a little something about running the ball and riding with a good defense have joined forces in Western New York.
The Buffalo Bills announced Monday that Rex Ryan is their newest head coach after the sides agreed to a five-year deal over the weekend. Ryan, a great defensive mind, takes over the team that had the league's fourth-best defense in 2014. However, Jim Schwartz is expected retain the title of defensive coordinator in Buffalo (Update: ... or not, according to Kimberly Jones of NFL Network).
On the offensive side of the ball, the Bills have reportedly hired former 49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman. He spent the past four seasons as the OC in San Fran, and the team finished among the top 10 in rushing attempts each year.