Morning take: 'Plax' doesn't defend Sanchez

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

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.