Here are the most interesting stories Monday morning in the AFC East:
The Buffalo Bills and leading receiver Steve Johnson are close to reaching a five-year extension.
Morning take: This is big news for Buffalo, which lacks depth at receiver. Both sides have not been on common ground for a while, but the tide seemed to turn for the better at the NFL combine.
The New England Patriots are expected to use the franchise tag on leading receiver Wes Welker today.
Morning take: No shocker here. New England and Welker need more time to work out a long-term contract. If not, Welker will be a Patriot for at least another season.
Will the New York Jets take Alabama tailback Trent Richardson with the No. 16 pick?
Morning take: If Richardson is there, the Jets can't pass up that kind of talent. But I expect Richardson to be a top-10 pick.
Is going after quarterback Peyton Manning wrong for the Miami Dolphins?
Morning take: I pointed out the other side last week, but Manning deserves to be the favorite. Health permitting, he makes the Dolphins an immediate contender.