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Morning take: Aaron Hernandez returns

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

Morning take: Hernandez hasn’t been the same since his tough ankle injury. He missed the Patriots’ last game against the St. Louis Rams but should be back after the bye week.

  • Surprise! Former quarterback Joe Namath is back to ripping the New York Jets again.

Morning take: This is the most predictable news of the week. Namath has been a longtime detractor of his former team. This time he goes after owner Woody Johnson.

Morning take: Tennessee must find out if Locker, a former first-round pick, is the long-term solution. Miami’s defense has a chance to confuse and batter Locker in his first game from injury.

Morning take: The Bills haven’t been to the playoffs since 1999. That streak will probably continue in 2012 unless the Bills have a sudden turnaround. It would have to start this week against the Patriots.