- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Monday in the AFC East:
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd will not show up for voluntary workouts and wants a long-term contract.
Morning take: Byrd received the franchise tag this offseason and doesn't appear too pleased about it. Both sides have until the summer to continue to negotiate and possibly provide Byrd with long-term security.
Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports the New York Jets must pay the Broncos $1.53 million if backup quarterback Tim Tebow is released.
Morning take: This explains why the Jets are holding out to trade Tebow. Still, I think chances are slim anyone will ship a draft pick to New York to acquire the struggling quarterback.
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports the New England Patriots have discussed trading running back Jeff Demps.
Morning take: I can’t see how Demps has much trade value. He is already expressing the desire to run track and could miss the start of the season.
Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post takes a look at Dawn Aponte of the Miami Dolphins.
Morning take: Aponte manages the salary cap for the Dolphins and is partly responsible for Miami having more than $40 million available this year. Aponte and general manager Jeff Ireland worked well together behind the scenes to put Miami in position to contend in 2013.