Morning take: Patriots to sign Branch

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

  • The New England Patriots put receiver Donte' Stallworth (ankle) on injured reserve and reportedly will sign veteran Deion Branch.

Morning take: The receiver injuries continue for New England. This is tough luck for Stallworth, but Branch knows the system and should be ready to fill in.

Morning take: The Bills need to win two of their last three games to better last year’s 6-10 record. This year’s team is more talented but has underachieved.

  • Can New York Jets receiver Braylon Edwards make an impact?

Morning take: He can’t be worse than what the Jets already have, if healthy. The key will be learning the offense fast. New York has just three games and can’t afford to wait for Edwards to catch his stride.

  • Former Miami Dolphins great Jason Taylor says it's going to take time for rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

Morning take: Tannehill is learning on the job and wasn’t expected to play this year. He’s hit a rough stretch lately but needs to finish strong the final three weeks.