Here are the most interesting stories Tuesday the AFC East:
Do the Miami Dolphins have a weakness at running back?
Morning take: Some who didn’t watch Miami often last year could view it that way. Lamar Miller is a virtual unknown to many NFL fans, but he was very good with limited opportunities. Daniel Thomas and rookie Mike Gillislee also provide quality depth. I think Miami’s tailbacks are better than advertised.
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan had nice things to say about first-round pick Dee Milliner.
Morning take: Milliner will have a chance to win the starting job in Week 1. He will battle Kyle Wilson, but both players will have important roles on the defense. So Milliner must stay ready.
The New England Patriots made a somewhat surprising move to release defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick.
Morning take: Deaderick made five starts for the Patriots last season and was a valuable player in New England's rotation. But the free-agent additions of veteran Tommy Kelly and Armond Armstead made Deaderick expendable.
Former Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix says the time was right to step down.
Morning take: Nix talked about stepping down for a while and finally made the move Monday. If rookie EJ Manuel turns out to be a franchise quarterback, Nix made good on his final major decision with the team.