Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East:
New York Jets receiver Derrick Mason is at peace with his release this summer from the Baltimore Ravens.
Morning take: Baltimore's release of Mason was a surprise. But he landed on his feet quickly in New York with former Ravens assistant Rex Ryan. Expect Mason to be motivated in his return to Baltimore.
The Miami Dolphins added former Houston Texans running back Steve Slaton off waivers.
Morning take: Slaton got lost in the mix in Houston after a fast start early in his career. Miami has two running backs already in Daniel Thomas and Reggie Bush. But the winless Dolphins (0-3) need all the talent they can gather.
Here is another great story on the Buffalo Bills' resurgence.
Morning take: Les Carpenter of Yahoo!Sports did a great job capturing the energy in Buffalo. You can feel the town's pride after the Bills' 3-0 start.
Will the New England Patriots play with more toughness on defense?
Morning take: The Oakland Raiders will be a good test. They run the ball very well. Oakland will try to control the tempo with tailback Darren McFadden to keep Patriots quarterback Tom Brady off the field.