Morning take: Aaron Hernandez and Tebow


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

  • A report in the Orlando Sentinel states quarterback Tim Tebow once tried to stop a fight involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez while the two were at the University of Florida.

Morning take: Tebow was a natural leader at Florida, so this story makes sense. Perhaps Tebow also could have been a good influence on Hernandez in New England had the tight end stayed on the team and out of trouble.

Morning take: It was mostly cost cutting by new general manager John Idzik to get under the salary cap. Financially, the Jets did a very good job, but the team was not left with much talent to compete.

  • Miami Dolphins starting defensive tackles Paul Soliai and Randy Starks are both free agents in 2014.

Morning take: This means Miami most likely will choose to keep one of these players next year. Both will be looking for big extensions. But the Dolphins spent a lot of money this offseason and cannot pay everyone.

Morning take: I am excited about that, as well. I’ve watched a lot of football in shorts during organized team activities and minicamps. But training camp intensity is at a different level.