AFC East free-agency notes

Things are going fast and furious at the start of NFL free agency.

Here are some notes on the latest happenings in the AFC East:

  • The New York Jets have announced they re-signed linebacker Bryan Thomas, who was an unrestricted free agent.

  • In other Jets news, they have reportedly expressed interest in free-agent quarterback Chad Henne. But the interest isn't as strong on Henne's end, most likely because of Mark Sanchez's recent five-year $58.25 million contract.

  • The Miami Dolphins will be one of the first teams to meet with free-agent offensive tackle Eric Winston.

  • In addition to Mario Williams, the Buffalo Bills also are expected to meet with former New Orleans Saints receiver Robert Meacham Tuesday night.

  • The New England Patriots are expected to re-sign receiver and special team's ace Matthew Slater.