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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
AFC East links: Spiller in no rush to sign

By ESPN.com staff

Buffalo Bills

When asked during an interview with Sporting News' Clifton Brown whether he expects to sign a contract before training camp, first-round pick C.J. Spiller replied, "I let my agent handle all of that. We're not going to rush."

Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com examines which unit can be expected to adapt fastest to the defense's new 3-4 scheme.

Miami Dolphins

A pickup truck belonging to Brian Hartline was found abandoned after a crash on Interstate 595 earlier this month, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. The report states that troopers have not heard from Hartline regarding the crash.

Guard Cory Proctor talked with Andy Kent of miamidolphins.com about his passion off of the gridiron: playing drums in his band Free Reign, with Cowboys offensive linemen Marc Columbo and Leonard Davis and Davis’ good friend since high school, Justin Chapman.

Who are the three most overrated Dolphins?

New England Patriots

The Patriots signed their seventh-round pick, defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick.

How is the youth movement going in New England? Shalise Manza Young looks at the Patriots' rookies and second-year players and what their expected roles are.

The Patriots are a team in transition, and USA Today's Sean Leahy takes a position-by-position look at the team heading into training camp.


New York Jets

Jets Chairman and CEO Woody Johnson issued a statement on the passing of George Steinbrenner:
"George Steinbrenner is an American icon and was one of the preeminent owners in all of sports. A true champion with his own unique style, he held his team to the highest standards and demanded a title for Yankees fans each and every season. I will remember him as a winner whose passion and enthusiasm became part of the fabric of New York City. He was an inspiration and represented the essence of leadership."

Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum announced the team waived defensive tackle Simi Toeaina.

Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco weighed in on a potential Darrelle Revis holdout, asking, "Why would he hold out and not return to play against me?"

Jenny Vrentas of the The Star-Ledger takes an in-depth look at the D'Brickashaw Ferguson's new contract and what it might mean for contract negotiations with other Jets players.