Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East:
ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reports New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung had thumb surgery this week.
Morning take: Chung’s availability against Buffalo isn’t known. But you have to assume he could miss Sunday’s game. New England’s depth certainly is being tested these first two weeks.
Brian Costello of the New York Post reports Jets center Nick Mangold (ankle) said he's preparing to play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.
Morning take: Mangold is tough. But I would be shocked if he doesn't miss this game following a high-ankle sprain. It's most likely in the best interest of Mangold and the team that he sits this week.
Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post writes Miami Dolphins tailback Reggie Bush is recovering from a groin injury.
Morning take: I noticed Bush went into the locker room early last week to get looked at. Expect him to get more than six carries this week against the Cleveland Browns.
Mark Gaughan of the Buffalo News reports Bills receiver Steve Johnson, who also has a groin injury, missed practiced Wednesday but still expects to play.
Morning take: The Bills need Johnson, their best receiver, for a chance to pull the upset against New England. If I were the Bills, I would rest Johnson all week to get him close to 100 percent.