Here are the most interesting stories Friday the AFC East:
Miami Dolphins second-year quarterback Ryan Tannehill is an under-25 player on the rise.
Morning take: The Dolphins are expecting big things from Tannehill in Year 2. Miami’s front office put a lot of weapons around him this season and expects Tannehill to make the jump and lead the Dolphins into playoff contention.
Is New England Patriots Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski a sure thing for Week 1?
Morning take: Not according to ESPN medical expert Stephania Bell. Gronkowski had his fourth arm surgery this week and aims to make it back for training camp. But based on Gronkowski’s long history of injuries, the Patriots must be cautious.
Will New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan be patient with quarterback Mark Sanchez?
Morning take: I think Ryan has been too patient with Sanchez in the past, but those days are over. Ryan is in the hot seat this year and can’t afford another turnover-prone year from Sanchez. If rookie quarterback Geno Smith is better in training camp, he should play in Week 1.
Buffalo Bills starting tight end Scott Chandler (knee) expects to be ready by training camp.
Morning take: This is good news for the Bills after Chandler suffered a torn ACL late last season. Buffalo hasn’t found a sure replacement for Chandler and will need him back in the lineup as soon as possible.