Morning take: Ryan Tannehill's expectations

May, 8, 2012
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Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday morning in the AFC East: Morning take: Despite being a first-round pick, Tannehill most likely will be put on ice for at least the first half of the season. Miami wants to make sure the rookie gets ample time to learn the NFL game behind veteran starters Matt Moore and David Garrard.
  • With Matt Light retiring, it's up to second-year left tackle Nate Solder to step in.
Morning take: Solder looked promising during his rookie year in 2011. He was a former first-round pick that Bill Belichick invested plenty in. Solder has to pay dividends early.
  • Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix delivered a strong message to the locker room with his extension of running back Fred Jackson.
Morning take: It shows that Buffalo will stay true to its word with its players. Jackson was injured and first-round pick C.J. Spiller was waiting, but the Bills still took care of their starting running back as promised.
  • The New York Jets see some of Ray Lewis in third-round pick Demario Davis.
Morning take: These comparisons are always dangerous before someone plays their first down. But the Jets like Davis' football maturity and passion for the game. Any form of leadership is needed in New York's locker room, even if it comes from a rookie.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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