Morning take: Jets host Joshua Cribbs

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

  • The New York Jets are showing interest in former Cleveland Browns receiver and kick returner Joshua Cribbs.

Morning take: The Jets continue bargain hunting late in free agency. Cribbs is a former Pro Bowler who may be able to help New York's return game for an affordable rate if he is healthy.

Morning take: Harmon was a surprise pick for New England in the second round. Bill Belichick went after several players from Rutgers in this draft, which is a move that will be questioned. Harmon and other rookies must produce.

  • Does new Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine have the blueprint to beat the Patriots?

Morning take: Pettine had a lot of success during his time with the Jets. The Bills hope Pettine can bring that same blueprint to Buffalo, which will host the Patriots in a big Week 1 matchup.

Morning take: This is by far the most talent Philbin has had in his two seasons with the Dolphins. Philbin did a good job as a first-year head coach and cannot afford a sophomore slump. Expectations are high for the Dolphins this season.