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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
AFC East links: Leigh Bodden set to return

By ESPN.com staff

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Rumblings continues its countdown of the 10 Bills who will impact what happens in 2011. Coming in at No. 7 is running back C.J. Spiller. Brian Galliford: "Opposing defenses paid more attention to Spiller last season than any other Bill aside from Lee Evans. Speed alone makes Spiller a player that teams must account for on every snap, and his versatility makes that all the more difficult."

Miami Dolphins

Quarterback Tyler Thigpen hasn't ruled out a possible return to Miami.

Former Dolphins linebacker Bryan Cox is ready to make an impact as an assistant coach.

New England Patriots

ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss caught up with safety Brandon Meriweather on Tuesday at former teammate Ellis Hobbs' football camp.

After missing all of last season, Leigh Bodden is anxious to start hitting. "I’m ready for contact. No red jersey. I don’t plan on wearing that when I get there,” Bodden said last week when asked about the state of his shoulder. “I’m definitely ready. I’ve been working out. I feel great. I’m just ready to play."

New York Jets

If the Jets want to be active in free agency, they are going to have to create some room to get under the salary cap.

Cornerback Antonio Cromartie made it clear Tuesday that he plans to test the free-agent waters. "I'm not giving anybody a hometown discount," Cromartie said during an interview with Sirius XM Radio. "I'm definitely going to see what the organization says and also let them know I want to go out and test the market and see where my value is."

Bart Scott isn't a fan of the reported elimination of two-a-day practices during training camp.