Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
Palm Beach Post reporter Brian Biggane lays out to the top storylines for Monday night's preseason opener.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist Ethan J. Skolnick writes the Dolphins defense intends to make the leap from good to great in 2009.
Miami Herald reporter David J. Neal writes coach Tony Sparano is more interested in consistency than stellar practice play.
Sun-Sentinel reporter Mike Berardino catches up with rookie linebacker J.D. Folsom, a late-round pick who's starting to feel comfortable.
How do we know rookie cornerback Ellis Lankster had a big game Saturday night? Three local publications decided it was time to tell us who he is: Buffalo News, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle and Niagara Gazette.
Buffalo News columnist Bob DiCesare wonders if the Bills will open the season with Roscoe Parrish on their roster.
Mike Zeisberger of the Toronto Sun writes the Bills' postseason hopes hinge on Trent Edwards proving this season there's no doubt he's the franchise quarterback.
New England Patriots
Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com reports the Patriots received a fifth-round draft choice from the Denver Broncos for defensive lineman Le Kevin Smith and a seventh-round pick.
Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe breaks down the deal.
Boston Globe reporter Christopher L. Gasper writes linebacker Tedy Bruschi's "absence from training camp is a reminder that he won't be the heart and soul of the Patriots' defense much longer."
Boston Herald reporter Karen Guregian takes a look at how Joey Galloway is assimilating the Patriots' offense.
Benjamin Watson's role as the top tight end is in jeopardy, Dan Darcy writes for the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.
New York Jets
Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times compares the atmospheric change at Jets camp from Eric Mangini to Rex Ryan.
Newark Star-Ledger reporter Dave Hutchinson checks in with outside linebacker Calvin Pace about making the most of preseason snaps.
Bergen Record reporter J.P. Pelzman writes about David Clowney's progression as an NFL receiver.