- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC East:
The status of Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill is unknown for Sunday, but there was no structural damage in his knee.
Morning take: Tannehill’s availability against the Indianapolis Colts will be determined later in the week. Backup quarterback Matt Moore needs to stay ready.
New York Jets center Nick Mangold says the team will not point fingers this year.
Morning take: Due to inconsistent play and injuries, the Jets are done early when it comes to making the playoffs. But the locker room needs to remain intact to stay competitive in the second half of the season.
Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams is upbeat after wrist surgery.
Morning take: This is a big game for Williams against the Houston Texans. He should be motivated to produce, which is good for the Bills.
New England Patriots rookie defensive back Alfonzo Denard is ahead of schedule.
Morning take: It’s rare for a rookie seventh-round draft pick to get playing time on a Bill Belichick defense. But Denard has made some plays in New England's inconsistent secondary.
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