Morning take: Jabar Gaffney joining Patriots

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

  • Free-agent receiver Jabar Gaffney told Josina Anderson of ESPN that he is joining the New England Patriots.

Morning take: The Patriots continue to load up on receivers and the competition is going to be very stiff in New England. The move also keeps Gaffney away from division rivals Miami and Buffalo.

Morning take: Bills general manager Buddy Nix was in San Diego for two years, and defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt coached Seau in Miami. This is a big loss all around for the NFL community.

  • Did the Miami Dolphins thrive in the NFL draft? General manager Jeff Ireland told The Finsiders yes.

Morning take: We won't know for sure until after a few seasons, but Miami did get a lot of potential in the draft. The Dolphins just have to develop it.

  • According to Travis Chan of Yahoo! Sports, the New York Jets should bring back veteran receiver Braylon Edwards.

Morning take: This was a stronger option before the draft. But the acquisition of second-round pick Stephen Hill closes that door a little more. Santonio Holmes, Hill and Jeremy Kerley in the slot is not a bad trio as long as Hill becomes a fast learner in the NFL.