Here are the most interesting stories Friday in the AFC East:
New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie called out Baltimore Ravens rookie receiver Torrey Smith, saying he had "one big game."
Morning take: Cromartie isn’t impressed with the rookie, who had a slow start until last week. You knew trash-talking would pick up at some point between these two teams.
The Miami Dolphins have to do a better job of protecting quarterback Chad Henne.
Morning take: All things considered, I think Henne has improved from previous years. He's off to a decent start despite poor protection and several big drops by receivers.
New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo says it's time for the defense to step up.
Morning take: That's not a secret. The question is can the unit step up? It's a long season and there's plenty to fix on that side of the ball for New England.
Buffalo Bills No. 1 receiver Steve Johnson (groin) returned to practice on Thursday.
Morning take: Johnson said this week that his groin injury feels better than last week. Buffalo was cautious by letting Johnson miss Wednesday’s practice to help with recovery.