- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC East:
The New York Jets are a confident underdog heading into their Thanksgiving game against the New England Patriots.
Morning take: The Jets have played well enough against New England to feel good at home. This could be an upset if the Patriots don’t bring their best effort and focus. The 4-6 Jets will be desperate for a win.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not blaming head coach Bill Belichick for Rob Gronkowski’s arm injury.
Morning take: Gronkowski was hurt on special teams, not offense, and that’s the distinction where critics are missing the point. Many coaches would not change their special teams rotation regardless of the score.
Buffalo Bills backup defensive end Kyle Moore wants to stick with the starters.
Morning take: Moore has been impressive in limited playing time this season. Injuries to Chris Kelsay and Mark Anderson have opened the door for Moore to prove himself, and he’s played well in the past two starts.
The Miami Dolphins released veteran wide receiver Jabar Gaffney.
Morning take: Miami couldn’t get enough from Gaffney to keep him on the roster. The Dolphins claimed Kyle Miller off waivers to add depth at tight end instead.