Here are the most interesting stories Thursday morning in the AFC East:
New York Jets receiver and pending free agent Plaxico Burress doesn't defend starting quarterback Mark Sanchez.
Morning take: This doesn't sound like a player who wants to return to New York. Burress signed a one-year contract and showed flashes. But expect 'Plax' in another uniform next season.
Versatile receiver Julian Edelman has done all he can to help the New England Patriots reach the Super Bowl.
Morning take: Whether it's receiver, special teams or defensive back, Edelman has been there for New England. He's a good football player, first and foremost, and that's what the Patriots look for.
Pending free-agent receiver Steve Johnson wants talks to heat up with the Buffalo Bills.
Morning take: Both sides were apart during the season and still have to make up ground before free agency in March. I think it's 50-50 Johnson returns, but chances decrease the more both sides wait.
Here is more Miami Dolphins talk regarding quarterback Matt Flynn.
Morning take: If Peyton Manning isn't an option, the next player of interest is Flynn. There is a case for and against both players, and the Dolphins will have an interesting decision to make.