Around the AFC East: Maroney on a mission
August, 19, 2009
By Tim Graham | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New England Patriots
- Boston Globe reporter Christopher L. Gasper writes Laurence Maroney's mission this year is to run hard and stay healthy.
- Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald marks the time since Randy Moss last spoke to the media, which just so happened to be the AFC East blog in May.
- Shalise Manza Young takes a look at whether safety Tank Williams can rebound from another knee injury to be a contributor.
- Worcester Telegram & Gazette reporter Jennifer Toland gives an update on Wes Welker's status.
- Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan calls out defensive end Aaron Maybin for being one of only three unsigned first-round draft picks.
- Niagara Gazette sports editor Tim Schmitt writes Buffalo's special teams, its hallmark the past few years, have been ordinary.
- Bryan Sullivan of the Canandaigua Daily Messenger takes a look at the Bills linebacking corps, which returns intact from last year.
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist examines how difficult will be for upstarts to displace veterans on the 53-man roster.
- Palm Beach Post reporter Carlos Frias talks with defensive lineman Paul Soliai about maturing as an NFL player.
- Miami Herald reporter Jeff Darlington notes the precarious roster situation for receiver-turned-tight end Ernest Wilford.
New York Jets
- Bergen Record writer J.P. Pelzman digests the debut of Rex Ryan's defense in the preseason opener.
- Safety Kerry Rhodes won't be making the defensive calls anymore, but he intends to make the plays, writes Newark Star-Ledger reporter Dave Hutchinson.
- After getting a load of training camp at SUNY Cortland, Pelzman insists the Jets need to return home to New Jersey and stay there.
- Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press gives us a glimpse at the yin-and-yang relationship between inside linebackers Bart Scott and David Harris.