Morning take: Patriots not looking back

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

Morning take: New England has the potential to win the AFC again and is probably the preseason favorite. But a lot has to go right for the Patriots to have another shot at the championship. It will be a long journey.

Morning take: Miami's defense is giving up yards and points at an alarming rate. Yes, there have been injuries. But at the very least, the Dolphins are showing lack of depth on defense.

  • The New York Jets are on "Wayne Watch" after Wayne Hunter's poor preseason performance.

Morning take: Hunter is on the hot seat after having his hand in three sacks in Saturday's preseason loss to the New York Giants. But here is the big question: Who could replace Hunter?

Morning take: It's clear Buffalo is searching for safety depth after the team looked into acquiring Jim Leonhard. If Howell proves worthy of a 53-man roster, it would be a big boost to the secondary.