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Thursday, August 18, 2011
AFC East links: Jets take chance on Maybin

By ESPN.com staff

Buffalo Bills

The Bills are negotiating a potential contract extension for defensive lineman Kyle Williams, who had 5.5 sacks and 77 tackles last season.

Count special-teams coach Bruce DeHaven among those who expect a major impact from the new rule that requires kickoffs to be taken from the 35-yard line instead of the 30. "Everybody I hear is talking about how there's going to be more touchbacks because they're kicking from the 35. The thing I don't hear people talking about is how much further down the field the coverage team is going to be when you're trying to bring the ball out," DeHaven said.

Miami Dolphins

Reggie Bush is out to prove he can do something he has never really done before: be a featured back in the NFL.

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Dave Hyde takes a look at the journey Bryan Cox took to get back to Miami, this time as a pass-rushing coach.

New England Patriots

Could this be Wes Welker's last season in New England?

Even reigning MVPs get frustrated. At one point Wednesday, Tom Brady grew so disappointed with a red zone drill that he punted the ball into the stands.

New York Jets

Injury updates: Offensive lineman Robert Turner broke his right leg in the preseason game against the Texans and the injury will require surgery. Running back Joe McKnight got a concussion in the Texans game.


Bills first-round bust Aaron Maybin gets a second chance with the Jets.

Mark Sanchez doesn't need to worry about fighting Rex Ryan -- he needs to fight inconsistency in his play, writes the Star-Ledger's Steve Politi.