Morning take: Williams, Mangold ailing

October, 13, 2011
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Here are the most interesting stories Thursday morning in the AFC East:
  • Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Kyle Williams could miss the game against the New York Giants with a foot injury.
Morning take: Williams quietly battled this injury since training camp. He hasn't looked like his usual self this season. Maybe sitting a game will help.
Morning take: Mangold came back sooner than most from a high-ankle sprain. The Jets' medical staff has to monitor this closely to make sure he doesn't have a chance for re-injury.
  • Miami Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor talks about his next game against the New York Jets.
Morning take: Taylor played on the other side with the Jets for one season, which toned down the hatred. But Taylor is a Dolphin first and his team needs to end their winless streak.
  • Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was the last to control the New England Patriots' offense.
Morning take: Ryan coached the Browns' defense in 2010 when they beat New England, 34-14. Expect a similarly aggressive scheme from Dallas to come after and try to confuse Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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