Frenz of the Family: Must-Reads Around the AFC East, August 3 Edition

Erik Frenz@ErikFrenzSenior Writer IAugust 3, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 11:  Jim Leonhard #36 of the New York Jets leaves the field with an injury in the second quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at MetLife Stadium on December 11, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
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Happy Friday! Here are the links.


Buffalo Bills

Chris Brown of sheds light on safety Jim Leonhard visiting the Bills practice field on Thursday.

Mark Gaughan of The Buffalo News has notes from training camp, including head coach Chan Gailey being pleased with the progress from outside linebacker Shawne Merriman.

CBS Sports Bills reporter Mark Ludwiczak has quick hits from the Bills' Thursday practice.


Miami Dolphins

Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post writes that Dolphins quarterback David Garrard is leading the race for the starting job and that the Dolphins may look to get rid of whichever veteran quarterback doesn't win the camp battle.

Andy Kent of says that the new-look defense has been a hit with the players.

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald writes that the Dolphins still aren't hitting much with a full week having passed.


New England Patriots

Nick St. Denis of AFC East Daily writes about Patriots offensive tackle Marcus Cannon finally getting entrenched into the offseason program after missing all of 2011's offseason program due to the lockout and recovery from non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe says safety Tavon Wilson, the highly scrutinized second-round pick for the Patriots, has impressed in camp thus far.

Mike Dussault of lists 20 things we've learned from Patriots training camp so far.


New York Jets

Ben Shpigel of the New York Times writes about the fast-paced offense in practices.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York writes about the fact that Jets running back Curtis Martin changed the course for two franchises.

Joe Caporoso of gives his very candid thoughts on ESPN's coverage of Jets training camp.


Around the League

Scott Kacsmar of Cold Hard Football Facts reveals the dark truth about John Elway's comeback record: It's not the record at all. The real record-holder? Dolphins legend Dan Marino. Score one for the AFC East.

Bleacher Report featured columnist Russell Baxter predicts the teams that will win 10 or more games. Only one team in the AFC East makes the list.


Erik Frenz is the AFC East lead blogger for Bleacher Report. Be sure to follow Erik on Twitter and "like" the AFC East blog on Facebook to keep up with all the updates.