- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC East:
New England Patriots tight end Jake Ballard passed his physical and is ready for training camp later this week.
Morning take: This is rare good news of late for New England. Ballard is expected to ease the blow of losing Aaron Hernandez, who was released after getting charged for murder this offseason. Ballard is a different player but proved in the past that he can produce.
With Mark Anderson’s release, Jerry Hughes and Manny Lawson are the favorites to start at defensive end/outside linebacker for the Buffalo Bills.
Morning take: Hughes and Lawson are better fits for Mike Pettine’s defense, anyway. Anderson proved to be a bad signing for Buffalo. But at least the team wasn’t afraid to cut bait.
Former New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has been medically cleared by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before training camp.
Morning take: This is bad news for the Jets, who will play Tampa Bay in Week 1. Don't expect Revis to do much in training camp. But chances are Revis will be ready for revenge on the Jets in the regular season.
Will Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill improve in Year 2?
Morning take: Tannehill finally has the weapons around him. So it’s natural to expect a better season. Tannehill must avoid a sophomore slump for Miami to take the next step.