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Around the AFC East: Is Brady mentally ready?

Posted by ESPN.com staff

Buffalo Bills

  • With the Bills opening training camp early this year, it looks likely that first-round pick Aaron Maybin will be a holdout.

  • Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle came up with 10 questions the Bills need to answer during training camp.

Miami Dolphins

  • Greg Bishop of The Fifth Down blog sat down with Ricky Williams and talked about his time away from football, his drug use and his approach to being healthy.

  • Single-game tickets for 2009 regular-season home games go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m.

New England Patriots

  • Defensive end Jarvis Green denied a report that he said this would be his last year with New England. Green told Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe that he would like to retire as a Patriot.

  • Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe takes a look at the Patriots' safeties.

  • Though Tom Brady's left knee appears to be 100 percent, it's unclear whether he's completely recovered mentally from his injury -- and that may be the toughest part.

New York Jets

  • Coach Rex Ryan named Vernon Gholston, a 2008 first-rounder who had a disappointing rookie season, as a starting linebacker in place of the suspended Calvin Pace.

  • The Detroit News listed Gholston as one of five players who have a lot to prove in 2009.

  • With a rookie head coach and possibly a rookie starting quarterback, some observers predict the Jets to have a down year. But Brian Burke, a guest blogger for The Fifth Down, tells Jets fans to take heart: Preseason predictions are worthless -- and he has the stats to back it up.