Morning take: Jairus Byrd a no show

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

  • According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Buffalo Bills safety Jairus Byrd will not show up for voluntary workouts and wants a long-term contract.

Morning take: Byrd received the franchise tag this offseason and doesn't appear too pleased about it. Both sides have until the summer to continue to negotiate and possibly provide Byrd with long-term security.

  • Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports the New York Jets must pay the Broncos $1.53 million if backup quarterback Tim Tebow is released.

Morning take: This explains why the Jets are holding out to trade Tebow. Still, I think chances are slim anyone will ship a draft pick to New York to acquire the struggling quarterback.

  • Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports the New England Patriots have discussed trading running back Jeff Demps.

Morning take: I can’t see how Demps has much trade value. He is already expressing the desire to run track and could miss the start of the season.

Morning take: Aponte manages the salary cap for the Dolphins and is partly responsible for Miami having more than $40 million available this year. Aponte and general manager Jeff Ireland worked well together behind the scenes to put Miami in position to contend in 2013.