Around the AFC East: Dolphins cut ties with eight

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Buffalo Bills

In his first day of practice after missing 27 days of training camp, Aaron Maybin worked with the second team at defensive end. On his first play in 11-on-11 drills, he sacked Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Defensive end Aaron Schobel and wide receiver Terrell Owens missed Monday's practice due to injuries.

Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins made a number of personnel moves Monday, including cutting wide receiver Ernest Wilford.
The team also traded offensive linemen Andy Alleman and Ikechuku Ndukwe to the Kansas City Chiefs in exchange for an undisclosed 2010 draft choice.

New England Patriots

Ron Borges of the Boston Herald explains why the Patriots, after indicating the uncertain status of the CBA made offering long-term deals difficult, finalized a contract extension for right tackle Nick Kaczur.
The Boston Globe asks who the Patriots should have returning punts during the regular season -- a rookie or a veteran?
Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal looks back on some of the high-profile players the team has cut over the years and concludes that when the team cuts ties with someone, it is usually the right move.

New York Jets

The Fifth Down Blog looks at whether coach Rex Ryan should name Mark Sanchez the starter at quarterback. Steve Serby of the New York Post also examines the Jets' quarterback battle.
Running back Leon Washington showed off his versatility in the Jets' 24-23 loss to the Ravens, according to M.A. Mehta of The Star-Ledger.