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Morning take: Ryan Fitzpatrick will play

Here are the most interesting stories Friday morning in the AFC East:

Morning take: Fitzpatrick took a brutal shot during a screen pass last week against the Washington Redskins. Expect the New York Jets to bring heavy pressure to see if they can rattle Fitzpatrick, as well.

  • Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer says Santonio Holmes remains the No. 1 receiver.

Morning take: Holmes is off to a slow start and Plaxico Burress caught three touchdown passes against the San Diego Chargers. But Holmes will get his opportunities. It's a long season and the Jets are playing winning football.

  • NFL.com reports former New England Patriots cornerback Leigh Bodden visited the Kansas City Chiefs.

Morning take: Bodden cleared waivers so New England is on the hook for the rest of his salary. If healthy, Bodden will be a bargain for a cornerback-needy team the rest of the season.

Morning take: Phil Simms and Peyton Manning are all weighing in. Luck is one of the hottest topics of the 2011 season, and he hasn't played a down in the NFL. Miami needs Luck more than any team.