Morning take: Fred Jackson and knee brace


Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC East:

  • Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson says he will wear a brace on his knee but will play Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Morning take: The Bills need Jackson with C.J. Spiller out. Jackson won't be 100 percent, but he's a threat the Patriots must account for.

  • Is New England second-round cornerback Ras I-Dowling a bust?

Morning take: This is Dowling’s second year and he’s struggling. The Patriots need playmakers in their secondary and Dowling hasn't been one. He's leaning closer to future bust than future star.

  • Is cornerback Darrelle Revis done with the New York Jets after the 2013 season?

Morning take: Revis wants a new contract now, but his season-ending knee injury probably changes that. Revis won't be happy playing out his final year, and that could lead to him bolting in 2014.

Morning take: As expected, veterans Devone Bess and Brian Hartline have stepped into starting roles. But no one has filled into the slot role, which is important in a West Coast offense.