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Morning take: Gronkowski out for Week 1?

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

  • Will the New England Patriots be without Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills?

Morning take: Gronkowski's back surgery next month certainly has his status in question. He will miss a portion of training camp, and any setback puts the start of the regular season in jeopardy.

Morning take: Miami has three picks who remain unsigned. Taylor is coming off a shoulder injury and is falling behind in the cornerback race. He needs to get healthy to find his role on the team.

Morning take: Williams is having issues off the field with his ex-fiancée. It’s certainly a distraction. But it’s up to Williams to move past personal problems and focus on his team.

Morning take: Landry is a decent player but not a difference-maker. New York signed him at a bargain rate due to a tight salary cap and his familiarity with Rex Ryan’s defense. The Jets couldn’t afford to keep brother LaRon Landry, who is a Pro Bowler.