Morning take: Otah, Jets trade on hold

July, 26, 2012
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Here are the most interesting stories Thursday morning in the AFC East:
  • The New York Jets' trade with the Carolina Panthers is on hold after offensive tackle Jeff Otah failed his physical.
Morning take: This is not a big surprise. Otah has bad knees and the Jets knew it when they traded a conditional pick for him. Otah has a week to get healthy for the trade to go through. Wayne Hunter has his fingers crossed.
  • The Miami Dolphins signed two more draft picks: Olivier Vernon and Michael Egnew.
Morning take: That leaves quarterback and first-round pick Ryan Tannehill as the last remaining draft pick. Players report today, but practice isn't until Friday. So Miami has one more day to work out a contract before Tannehill misses time on the field.
  • What will tight end Visanthe Shiancoe bring to the New England Patriots’ offense?
Morning take: Depth is most important. Shiancoe can still be a decent receiving tight end, and that's what New England needs in this offense. Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez can get injured at any time.
Morning take: Buffalo still has a sour taste from losing eight of its last nine games last season. A stellar offseason has given this team playoff aspirations. But it is up to the players and coaches to put the work in, starting now.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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