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Morning take: Welcome to NFL free agency

Free agency starts Tuesday, which should have everyone excited. Here are the most interesting stories in the AFC East:

Morning take: The Patriots will not overpay for Talib but can use his size and athleticism. The market this week ultimately will dictate Talib's value and whether he's too rich for the Patriots.

Morning take: Similar to Talib, the market will dictate Smith's value. The Dolphins need corners but realize Smith is inconsistent. I doubt Miami will pay $40 million or more to retain Smith’s services, but another team might.

Morning take: The Jets don’t have the salary cap room to do much, so it doesn’t matter who Jets fans want. New York has a better chance of making an impact in the draft.

  • Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone says recently-signed cornerback Leodis McKelvin will compete for a starting job.

Morning take: McKelvin was paid handsomely to stay in Buffalo. He struggled at cornerback and became a backup. But perhaps McKelvin can be coached better by new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.