Morning take: Will Dion Jordan start?


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

  • Dion Jordan, the Miami Dolphins' No. 3 overall pick in April's draft, said he expects to be a starter in the regular season.

Morning take: That’s the right mentality, but the reality is that Jordan still has plenty of work ahead. The defensive end has yet to participate in full-contact practice, and Olivier Vernon is tearing up the first week of training camp. This competition could go either way leading up to Week 1.

  • ESPNBoston.com's Field Yates predicts that New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola will play all 16 games and top 110 receptions.

Morning take: That is bold. I’m not as curious about the 110 receptions as much as Amendola playing all 16 games. He's an injury-prone player who must prove his durability.

Morning take: It’s not an easy task in 16 games. But the Bills have the aggressive defensive coordinator (Mike Pettine) to shoot for that goal. It’s going to take a more cohesive group this season and everyone on the same page.

Morning take: Edwards has performed well as a Jet and has a good rapport with quarterback Mark Sanchez. With the status of No. 1 receiver Santonio Holmes (foot) up in the air, this move makes sense.