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Morning take: Gronkowski homecoming

Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday in the AFC East:

  • New England Patriots tight ends Rob and Dan Gronkowski will have a homecoming in Buffalo when they face the Bills, Jeff Howe of NESN writes.

Morning take: Aaron Hernandez's knee injury should provide more responsibility for both Gronkowskis. Will they be the difference in the battle of undefeated teams?

  • Steve Serby of the New York Post writes that Jets receiver Plaxico Burress is fine with zero catches against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Morning take: Burress, 34, no longer needs to be the No. 1 option. He's in New York to win and the Jets are doing pretty well at that.

  • Linebacker Kevin Burnett tells Mike Berardino of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel that the Miami Dolphins must simplify things to turn the team around.

Morning take: The Dolphins definitely have to play smarter. Miami is counting on some young players in big roles, and it's showing with mental errors and lack of execution at key moments.

Morning take: Roscoe Parrish (ankle) could be out for an extended period. That hurts depth and special teams. Steve Johnson's groin injury also is a concern.