AFC East: Jerome Messam

AFC East links: Revis sings Tebow's praises

May, 17, 2012
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Buffalo Bills

Bills general manager Buddy Nix assured Ryan Fitzpatrick that he would be the team's starter ahead of the signing of Vince Young, the quarterback told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Wednesday.

Fourth-round draft selection Nigel Bradham relishes his role on special teams.

Miami Dolphins

Ovie Mughelli, a two-time Pro Bowl fullback who was a salary-cap casualty in Atlanta this offseason, is in South Florida for a Thursday workout with the Dolphins. It might be a signal, Brian Biggane writes, that the team is worried about Jerome Messam, who underwent his second knee surgery in five months this week.

Former Dolphins running back Ricky Williams shared his views on concussions with ESPN's Dan Le Batard.

New England Patriots

The Patriots signed receiver Jeremy Ebert, their seventh-round draft pick from Northwestern.

According to a Forbes report, Bill Belichick is the highest-paid coach in sports.

New York Jets

Darrelle Revis led a chorus of Jets praising new addition Tim Tebow, the New York Daily News reports. "He's a born leader," Revis said. "... It's the passion within ... of him wanting to be a leader, wanting to win. You see it in him all the time... eating lunch. Walking down the hallway you see it. He's just one of those guys."

Offensive tackle Wayne Hunter, coming off a tough 2011, received praise from new offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo. "This guy is the starting right tackle," DeGuglielmo told ESPNNewYork.com. "Until they tell me otherwise, until they ship him out of this building or until they shoot me dead in my office, that sonofagun is going to be the starting right tackle."

AFC East links: Big goals for Reggie Bush

May, 15, 2012
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Buffalo Bills

The Bills have added three free agents to their roster.

Buffalo's rookies on Monday got the team's annual tour of Western New York.

Miami Dolphins

Reggie Bush has some lofty individual goals for the 2012 season. “I want the rushing title,” said Bush. “This offseason I’ve been working towards that goal. Just being effective like I was this past season. Every time I rush the ball I want 4 yards. I’m keeping my focus simple and small, but at same time helping my team progress.”

Running back Jerome Messam tweeted that he will have a second knee surgery on Tuesday.

New England Patriots

ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss elaborates on FoxSports.com's selection of Brandon Spikes as the team's breakout performer in 2012.

Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald: "Wes Welker essentially closed out any thoughts of a protracted contract war with the Patriots [Monday] by stating definitively he would not miss any regular-season games. By doing so, the team’s leading receiver also kissed goodbye any leverage he might have had toward gaining the long-term contract he seeks."

New York Jets

Rex Ryan is taking on a larger offseason role with the Jets.

Quarterback Tim Tebow continues to impress coaches with his progress and work ethic.

Morning take: Ryan on Peyton Manning

February, 16, 2012
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Here are the most interesting stories Thursday morning in the AFC East: Morning take: The Jets have been avoiding the Manning topic. They won't say they will pursue Manning, but they won't say they won't. Either way, I doubt the Jets would have a great chance.
Morning take: Kiper has the Patriots choosing Marshall outside linebacker Vinny Curry and defensive tackle Kendall Reyes of Connecticut. I would prefer New England to address the secondary at least once in the first round.
Morning take: This pick improved from a sixth-rounder based on Lynch's production. Every bit in the draft helps.
Morning take: Miami doesn't really need help at running back, but depth at this position is always needed. Messam will join a talented group that includes Reggie Bush and Daniel Thomas.

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