Here are the most interesting stories Thursday in the AFC East:
Will the New England Patriots be without Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills?
Morning take: Gronkowski's back surgery next month certainly has his status in question. He will miss a portion of training camp, and any setback puts the start of the regular season in jeopardy.
The Miami Dolphins reached a four-year agreement with second-round pick Jamar Taylor.
Morning take: Miami has three picks who remain unsigned. Taylor is coming off a shoulder injury and is falling behind in the cornerback race. He needs to get healthy to find his role on the team.
Bills defensive end Mario Williams says he's ready to settle down and focus on the season.
Morning take: Williams is having issues off the field with his ex-fiancée. It’s certainly a distraction. But it’s up to Williams to move past personal problems and focus on his team.
The New York Jets are counting on veteran Dawan Landry to lead the safeties.
Morning take: Landry is a decent player but not a difference-maker. New York signed him at a bargain rate due to a tight salary cap and his familiarity with Rex Ryan’s defense. The Jets couldn’t afford to keep brother LaRon Landry, who is a Pro Bowler.