- James Walker, ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter
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Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East:
Jacksonville Jaguars tailback Maurice Jones-Drew is too pricey for the New York Jets.
Morning take: We wrote as much on Wednesday. The Jets do not have the cap space to extend their own best player -- Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis. It would look really bad if they worked out a trade and big extension with an outside player when that money could’ve gone to Revis.
Is New England Patriots guard Brian Waters coming back?
Morning take: The more time that passes, the less likely Waters is returning. The Patriots are preparing as though it won't happen. But if Waters plays this season it will be a bonus.
Speaking of retirement, Miami Dolphins guard Eric Steinbach retires from the NFL.
Morning take: Steinbach sat out all of 2011 following major back surgery. He was not the same player in camp he once was, and that clearly bothered him. I got to know Steinbach over his career and he's a good person and a good player. He had solid stints playing for the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns.
With Shawne Merriman's release, backup defensive end Robert Eddins rises up the depth chart.
Morning take: The second-year defender gets a chance to play behind Mario Williams, Mark Anderson and Chris Kelsay. The pressure isn't too much. Eddins just needs to respond when his number is called.
Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East: Jacksonville Jaguars tailback Maurice Jones-Drew is too pricey for the New York Jets.