Morning take: Patriots meeting TE Shiancoe

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

  • The New England Patriots are meeting with free-agent tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, Steve Wyche of the NFL Network reports.

Morning take: The Patriots continue to look at tight ends. In addition to Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, New England signed Daniel Fells, cut Bo Scaife and now is checking out Shiancoe.

  • Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland says they will take their time with rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Morning take: In other words, don't expect Tannehill to start in Week 1. Miami is rightfully taking its time and letting veterans Matt Moore and David Garrard battle it out. Tannehill is the quarterback of the future.

Morning take: The Bills need several. Defensive end Mario Williams is the obvious choice. But I like several other players like Marcell Dareus, Kyle Williams, George Wilson and Jairus Byrd, as well.

Morning take: That sounds about right. Holmes is a dynamic talent, but only when he's focused and on the same page. That wasn't the case last year when Holmes was in the middle of the team's implosion.