Morning take: Dolphins on Chad Johnson

Here are the most interesting stories Sunday in the AFC East:

  • The Miami Dolphins made a statement on receiver Chad Johnson's arrest.

Morning take: The Dolphins say they are aware and looking into Johnson's charge of alleged domestic violence. Johnson already was on a short leash with a one-year contract. If true, he could face a suspension and/or a release.

Morning take: The starting offense was working on its no-huddle, but the group has to be sharper and better. This is what the preseason is for.

Morning take: Smith was the projected backup behind LaRon Landry and Yeremiah Bell. But Smith knows the defense well and provides stability and depth.

Morning take: Rookies and free-agent pickups are the difference. Draft picks Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower look poised to make an immediate impact, and free-agent safety Steve Gregory is adding stability to the back end.