Morning take: Quinton Coples to OLB

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

  • The New York Jets are planning to move defensive end and 2012 first-round pick Quinton Coples to outside linebacker.

Morning take: This isn’t a huge surprise. Coples has some versatility and the Jets need more outside pass-rushers in their 3-4 defense. Coples came on strong last season and can pressure the quarteback.

Morning take: This year’s draft will come down to character and the quarterback position. If both things check out well for the Bills, they should get quality production from their rookie class.

Morning take: The good teams are able to find the diamonds in the rough. The Patriots would like to get a player or two from this group who can surprise and make the 53-man roster.

  • The Miami Dolphins still have interest in free-agent left tackle Bryant McKinnie.

Morning take: Miami has done its due diligence on various offensive tackles, but McKinnie is the best of the lot for the left side. McKinnie also is getting significant interest from the San Diego Chargers.