- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories on the Fourth of July in the AFC East:
The New England Patriots will have a new logo in the end zone at Gillette Stadium.
Morning take: I didn’t see anything wrong with the old one, so this appears to be change for the sake of change. I guess any Patriots news not related to Aaron Hernandez is a good thing.
Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb doesn't think he’s a placeholder for first-round pick EJ Manuel.
Morning take: Kolb has to think that way -- but the reality is that Manuel will get his chance sooner or later. It is Kolb’s job to hold Manuel off as long as he can.
New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson spent time on the track to work on his conditioning.
Morning take: Wilkerson is one of the returning stars on defense for the Jets, and conditioning will be important. He will play a lot of reps and the team will count on him for leadership.
Miami Dolphins rookie tight end Dion Sims wants to make an impact.
Morning take: Sims is a better run-blocker than Dustin Keller and Michael Egnew, but can he make enough plays in the passing game? Sims' progress will be something to watch in training camp.