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Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Around the AFC East: Maroney on a mission
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham
New England Patriots
Boston Globe reporter Christopher L. Gasper writes Laurence Maroney's mission this year is to
run hard and stay healthy
Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald marks the time
since Randy Moss last spoke
to the media, which just so happened to be
the AFC East blog in May
Shalise Manza Young takes a look at whether safety Tank Williams can
rebound from another knee injury
to be a contributor.
Worcester Telegram & Gazette reporter Jennifer Toland gives an
update on Wes Welker's status
Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan
calls out defensive end Aaron Maybin
for being one of only three unsigned first-round draft picks.
Niagara Gazette sports editor Tim Schmitt writes Buffalo's special teams, its hallmark the past few years,
have been ordinary
Bryan Sullivan of the Canandaigua Daily Messenger takes a look at the Bills linebacking corps, which
returns intact from last year
South Florida Sun-Sentinel columnist examines
how difficult will be for upstarts
to displace veterans on the 53-man roster.
Palm Beach Post reporter Carlos Frias talks with defensive lineman Paul Soliai about
maturing as an NFL player
Miami Herald reporter Jeff Darlington notes the
precarious roster situation
for receiver-turned-tight end Ernest Wilford.
New York Jets
Bergen Record writer J.P. Pelzman digests the
debut of Rex Ryan's defense
in the preseason opener.
Safety Kerry Rhodes
won't be making the defensive calls
anymore, but he intends to make the plays, writes Newark Star-Ledger reporter Dave Hutchinson.
After getting a load of training camp at SUNY Cortland, Pelzman insists the Jets need to
return home to New Jersey and stay there
Dennis Waszak Jr. of the Associated Press gives us a glimpse at
the yin-and-yang relationship
between inside linebackers Bart Scott and David Harris.