Morning take: Fourth of July edition

Here are the most interesting stories on the Fourth of July in the AFC East:

  • The New England Patriots will have a new logo in the end zone at Gillette Stadium.

Morning take: I didn’t see anything wrong with the old one, so this appears to be change for the sake of change. I guess any Patriots news not related to Aaron Hernandez is a good thing.

  • Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb doesn't think he’s a placeholder for first-round pick EJ Manuel.

Morning take: Kolb has to think that way -- but the reality is that Manuel will get his chance sooner or later. It is Kolb’s job to hold Manuel off as long as he can.

Morning take: Wilkerson is one of the returning stars on defense for the Jets, and conditioning will be important. He will play a lot of reps and the team will count on him for leadership.

Morning take: Sims is a better run-blocker than Dustin Keller and Michael Egnew, but can he make enough plays in the passing game? Sims' progress will be something to watch in training camp.