Morning take: Aaron Hernandez update

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

  • Massachusetts police searched the home of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in connection with a homicide investigation.

Morning take: The important thing is that Hernandez is not a suspect. However, it’s hard to tell how serious a matter this will be until all the facts are released.

Morning take: Although you can’t completely rule it out, leaving Starks with the franchise tag makes sense for the Dolphins. Miami spent more than $200 million in long-term contracts and can’t tie itself up further with big extensions.

  • Will there be any movement in talks between the Buffalo Bills and safety Jairus Byrd?

Morning take: There’s no reason to worry just yet. Byrd is obviously unhappy with the franchise tag. But the Bills have the cap room to work out an agreement, so it’s always possible the sides can reach a deal by later this summer.

Morning take: Ellis will be coming off the bench and needs to bring quality depth to the trenches. Injuries often occur on the defensive line, so Ellis must stay ready.