- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday morning in the AFC East:
Is Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots the NFL's best tight end?
Morning take: After last season's record-setting year, that's safe to say. Gronkowski leads the next generation of NFL tight ends. He's big, but he also has the athleticism to stretch the field.
The New York Jets signed two veteran offensive tackles: Stephon Heyer and Ray Willis.
Morning take: This is a sign that the team probably isn't confident in projected starter Wayne Hunter. The Jets have backed Hunter all offseason despite his rough 2011.
The Buffalo Bills are listing former Pro Bowler Shawne Merriman as a defensive end in their new 4-3 defense.
Morning take: This is interesting, because Merriman played outside linebacker in Buffalo’s 3-4. The Bills hope they can get something out of him this season after he was cleared to join the team today.
Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill struggled at practice Tuesday.
Morning take: It's going to be some ups and downs for the rookie quarterback while he gets up to speed in the NFL. Tannehill is a long shot to start this season, unless it’s near the end of the year.