Morning take: Tebow's message to Manning

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

  • At the ESPYS Wednesday night, New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow told Peyton Manning of the Denver Broncos to take care of his former team.

Morning take: Tebow has handled himself well since the big acquisition and subsequent trade. Tebow is a consummate professional with high character, and that counts for a lot.

Morning take: The Bills were one of 21 teams reportedly in attendance for Gordon's workout, so nothing is guaranteed. Gordon is getting a lot of interest, and that could propel his stock maybe to the third round.

  • How will Miami Dolphins linebacker Kevin Burnett fare this season?

Morning take: Burnett was a big free-agent signing in 2011 who got off to a slow start. But the second half of the season he showed why the Dolphins paid him big bucks to come to Miami. Burnett needs to carry that momentum into this season and play well for 16 games.

Morning take: Allen is a veteran who has some versatility, but he's probably a long shot. The Patriots have a lot more invested in draft picks and higher-priced free agents at defensive back.