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AFC East links: Gholston casts blame

Buffalo Bills

Count running back Fred Jackson among those surprised when he learned he wouldn't be starting the Bills' second preseason game last week. "I was shocked," Jackson said. "I feel like a No. 1 back, and I should be treated like one. As far as what's going on, you would have to ask them. I'm going to come out here and compete. I feel like I have been competing. I feel like I have done everything I can. It's been like that for two or three years, and nothing has changed."

After missing last season with an injury, linebacker Danny Batten isn't taking playing football for granted.

Miami Dolphins

Coach Tony Sparano has been impressed with the lack of mental errors from cornerbacks Sean Smith and Vontae Davis.

Anthony Fasano isn't flashy, but the Dolphins know they can always count on the veteran tight end to get the job done.

New England Patriots

Despite what appeared to be a very solid performance in the Patriots' latest preseason game, Logan Mankins says there is still room for the offensive line to make improvements.

Gerry Callahan of the Boston Herald is anything but a fan of Albert Haynesworth.

New York Jets

Former Jets first-round draft pick Vernon Gholston says he never got a fair shot to succeed under Rex Ryan.

Saturday’s Jets-Giants matchup, according to Plaxico Burress, is just "another football game."