AFC East links: Ochocinco still acclimating

September, 1, 2011
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Buffalo Bills

Speaking at a concussion-awareness event, former Bills and Patriots quarterback Doug Flutie said he suffered three concussions where he had memory loss during his career and that he avoided recovery testing. "I intentionally blew off the testing so I could get back on the field," Flutie said. "I was really playing with fire."

Tonight's preseason finale against the Lions will serve as a final audition for several players hoping to make the final roster.

The Bills have approached receiver Roscoe Parrish about a contract extension.

Miami Dolphins

During the team’s kickoff luncheon Wednesday, coach Tony Sparano quoted "Gladiator" in a fiery talk with invited fans and players. “If you win the crowd, victory belongs to you. ... This group will win the crowd. They’ll win the crowd. There’s no doubt about it. This team will win. And you should enjoy the journey,” Sparano said.

The Dolphins have a long list of players on the bubble.

In a video interview with the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly, running back Reggie Bush admits he's on mission with Dolphins. "I definitely think coming into this organization I have something to prove,” Bush said. “I’ve been told plenty of times you can’t do this. You can’t do that. I definitely feel like there’ something to prove on a personal level and from a team standpoint.”

New England Patriots

Veteran wideout Chad Ochocinco is struggling to learn the Patriots' system.

Working his way back from shoulder surgery, Matt Light needs more repetitions to shake off the rust.

New York Jets

Running back LaDainian Tomlinson is trying to sell his San Diego-area house for $5.2 million.

Rex Ryan is psyched up by the energy and motivation his defense has shown this preseason.

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