- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC East:
New York Jets running back Mike Goodson has impressed the coaching staff in his return to practice.
Morning take: Goodson’s talent is apparent. That is why the Jets signed him to a three-year contract and stuck with him despite off-the-field issues. But will Goodson be around long enough to win a starting job?
New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes is training in Florida to become a three-down linebacker.
Morning take: Spikes is physical against the run but can be a little stiff trying to cover slot receivers and quick tight ends. Spikes is expected at mandatory mini-camp next month and aims to show how much he’s improved.
Will Miami Dolphins second-year tight end Michael Egnew find a role in 2013?
Morning take: Egnew showed next to nothing last season, but I’m at least seeing flashes in practice this year. Still, he has a long way to go to prove he can be dependable for the Dolphins.
Buffalo Bills rookie safety Duke Williams is getting a look with the first team.
Morning take: Buffalo is experimenting with the absence of Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd. Williams is an aggressive tackler and should contribute on special teams right away. But he also must stay ready in case there's an injury during the regular season.