AFC East links: Banta-Cain has surgery

Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo News takes a look at the key areas that the Bills will need to address in free agency.

The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that the Bills could be dealing with another offseason hurdle when/if they arrive at St. John Fisher College for training camp.

Miami Dolphins

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald says the Dolphins face a dilemma in dealing with their large defensive tackle Paul Soliai.

Former Dolphin Jason Taylor tells the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that "No ships have sailed, no bridges have been burned," leaving the door open for a return to Miami.

New England Patriots

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that veteran New England Patriots outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain underwent a surgical procedure on his abdomen on Friday, a source confirmed, while estimating a four-to-five week recovery period. The source said Banta-Cain had sustained the injury last season, and in meeting with team doctors at the end of the year, it was decided that no surgery was required. But Banta-Cain tweaked the injury in recent workouts, the source said. Missing five weeks would place Banta-Cain's status for the Patriots' season opener Sept. 12 at Miami in serious jeopardy.

New York Jets

Jets receiver Santonio Holmes is John Clayton's No. 2 free agent and Braylon Edwards is his No. 7 in what should be a wild free-agent signing period.

The Wall Street Journal asks: What about the receivers?