- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC East:
After taking criticism about his team from former New York Jets quarterback Joe Namath, head coach Rex Ryan offered a sly jab at Namath.
Morning take: Both guys like to talk. So maybe both should come to an agreement not to poke at each other in the media. Ryan has a football team to coach and Namath can move on to other things.
It is backup linebacker Gary Guyton's time with the New England Patriots in place of the injured Jerod Mayo (knee).
Morning take: Mayo will be missed. But New England's defense still has a lot of room to grow. It couldn't do much worse than the first few weeks.
Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross backs Tony Sparano, saying "Tony is the right coach."
Morning take: You have to wonder how much of this is financial. Ross just gave Sparano a contract extension in the offseason. Firing him after four games would not be a good return on that investment.
Buffalo Bills rookie left tackle Chris Hairston will make his first career start in place of the injured Demetrius Bell.
Morning take: Buffalo's offensive line played well above expectations during the first month of the season. But this unit lacks depth, and that will be tested Sunday against Philadelphia.