- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC East:
Popular quarterback Tim Tebow will also learn how to play tight end for the New England Patriots, according to Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com.
Morning take: With injuries to Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, the Patriots need extra skill players. But based on what I saw from Tebow last year, he has a lot to learn running routes and catches passes.
ESPNNewYork’s Rich Cimini thinks the New York Jets could go after quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who was just released by the Buffalo Bills?
Morning take: I wouldn’t rule it out considering Jets general manager John Idzik’s ties to Jackson with the Seattle Seahawks. Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith aren’t necessarily lighting up spring workouts for the Jets. So the Jets may want to add more competition.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Buffalo Bills Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd will not show up for mandatory minicamp.
Morning take: Byrd cannot get fined because he has not signed his franchise tender. But Byrd is making a major statement that he’s taking a hard-line stance on this contract situation.
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks does plan on showing up for mandatory minicamp, according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald.
Morning take: Starks also is looking for a long-term contract, but he appears more willing to earn his $8.5 million this year. Miami spent a lot of money this offseason and may not spend on another huge contract extension.