Morning take: Jamar Taylor has surgery

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

  • Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports rookie corner Jamar Taylor missed organized team activities due to hernia surgery.

Morning take: Taylor was curiously missing from practice Tuesday and this explains why. This puts the rookie second-round pick behind in the cornerback competition in Miami.

  • Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett says rookie quarterback EJ Manuel must improve “everything,” according to Chris Brown of Buffalo’s team site.

Morning take: Buffalo knew Manuel had a lot to learn at the NFL level but fell in love with all his tools. Manuel has a tough job beating out two veterans and must make big strides between now and September.

  • ESPNNewYork’s Rich Cimini reports Jets running back Mike Goodson will plead not guilty to drug and weapons charges.

Morning take: This is the best way for Goodson to keep his job in New York. Any guilty plea could lead to a release or an NFL suspension. The Jets may wait for the legal process to run its course before making a decision.

  • Former New England Patriots defensive tackle Kyle Love calls out his former team for releasing him after his diabetes diagnosis, writes Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

Morning take: The Patriots are extremely business-like and not afraid to cut ties quickly. Fans like their winning culture, but a lot of players don’t agree with the way the Patriots sometimes do business.