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Around the AFC East: Parrish wants the ball

Buffalo Bills:

  • Standout punt-returner Roscoe Parrish is calling for more action in the Bills' passing game, according to Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

  • The Bills will unveil a new text-messaging system Sunday that will allow fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium to report problems or emergencies via cell phone, says Maiorana.

  • The Bills, who have lost two of their last three games, are looking to reassert themselves in the division when they host the Jets, winners of three of their last four, writes AP's John Wawrow.

Miami Dolphins:

New England Patriots:

  • Adalius Thomas, New England's richest free-agent signee in the Belichick era, is playing a much larger role in his second year with the team, says the Boston Globe's Christopher L. Gasper.

  • Cornerback Ellis Hobbs returned to practice Thursday, which should provide a boost for the Pats on both defense and special teams on Sunday, reports Gasper.

  • The Providence Journal's Jim Donaldson asks how long the banged-up Pats can keep up their recent winning ways?

New York Jets:

  • Linebacker David Bowens might start in place of injured starter David Harris against Buffalo, writes Newsday's Erik Boland.

  • Leon Washington hasn't let his less-than-ideal size prevent him from becoming the Jets' biggest playmaker, says the New York Daily News' Ohm Youngmisuk.