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AFC East wire: Miami's options at No. 2

5/30/2010

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo News' Allen Wilson wonders just how long free-agent wide receiver Terrell Owens will be out of work.

Also from Wilson: Is this the year James Hardy emerges as an impact wide receiver?

A day after his passing, the Press-Democrat's Robert Rubino remembers a classic Dennis Hopper commercial filmed in the Buffalo Bills' locker room with Bruce Smith's shoes.

Miami Dolphins

Dolphins quarterback Pat White assesses his progress. “I have a year more experience in the system,” White said. “Great teachers in the room, from coaches to the other quarterbacks. I listen to what they have to say, try to learn from them and do my best to try to help this team out as much as possible.”

The Dolphins outside linebacker position is a work in progress, writes the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson.

Now that the Dolphins have a true No. 1 receiver in Brandon Marshall, the team has a lot of options for the No. 2 slot. Third-round draft pick, lineman John Jerry, was working with the Dolphins starters at Saturday's OTAs.

New England Patriots

ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss has 10 quick hit thoughts on this NFL offseason Sunday.

After receiving a posthumous doctorate of human letters on behalf of his father at UMass Lowell on Sunday, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Patriots owner Robert Kraft held a joint news conference. The two touched on the status of the collective bargaining agreement and the possibility of another cold-weather stadium hosting a Super Bowl.

The Boston Globe's Albert Breer asks, in the wake of ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer declaring the Patriots offense "exposed": Is the Patriots spread going dead?

New York Jets

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini gives a weekend rundown of Jets news.

Jets coach Rex Ryan took in the first game of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals. According to the Chicago Tribune's Luis Arroyave, Ryan wore wore a No. 00 Blackhawks jersey with the name "Griswold" on the back (a reference to National Lampoon's "Christmas Vacation").

Hanover Township Mayor John Sheridan calls the 2014 Super Bowl in Morris county, "the biggest event of the decade," in terms of economical impact on local businesses.