Morning take: Jonathan Martin update


Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday the AFC East:

  • Miami Dolphins second-year player Jonathan Martin says he’s trying to add 20 pounds this offseason in preparation to play left tackle.

Morning take: Martin is one of the most important pieces for Miami’s success this season. If he flops at left tackle, it has the potential to stall the Dolphins’ entire offense on the ground and through the air.

  • Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams says his legal efforts to get his former fiancĂ©e to return her engagement ring will have no bearing on his performance.

Morning take: Focus is important when playing at the highest level. Williams is having personal issues, but the Bills have to assume he can block it out and perform on the field.

Morning take: It’s a five-way race that is wide open. You have to assume Mark Sanchez has a slight lead as the incumbent. But all the quarterbacks are learning a new West Coast system under new Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

Morning take: Harmon was a controversial pick for the Patriots, but the best thing he can do is get the business side out of the way. Now, it’s up to Harmon to prove head coach Bill Belichick correct.