Frenz of the Family: Must-Reads Around the AFC East, August 6 Edition

Erik Frenz@ErikFrenzSenior Writer IAugust 6, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - MAY 11:  Dont'a Hightower #45 of the New England Patriots speaks during a press conference before the start of the  2012 Rookie Mini Camp at Gillette Stadium on May 11, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Monday is here, and we're officially back to football after Sunday's Hall of Fame game between the Saints and Cardinals. We'll keep things locked in the AFC East, though, so here are some links to help you get back to work.


New England Patriots

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston cleans out his training camp notebook with some observations across the team.

Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe gives us his Sunday football notes, which are always a must-read. This week, he talks about Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. in addition to several Patriots-related notes. Also, here's his practice report from Sunday. These are must-reads, too.

Bleacher Report Patriots featured columnist Oliver Thomas lists five sleepers to watch in training camp. All of the names he has listed here have looked solid-to-spectacular in practice, from my perspective.


New York Jets

After a scary report that Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes had broken his rib, Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger clarifies that it was simply a bruised rib, and that x-rays came back negative.

Speaking of which, Chris Gross of writes that the Jets' lack of depth at wide receiver is a serious concern.

Jeff Cappelini of CBS New York thinks that, for now, Jets running back Curtis Martin's induction into the Hall of Fame is like a Super Bowl win for Jets fans.


Buffalo Bills

Tim Graham of The Buffalo News takes the gloves off in regards to perceived cockiness on behalf of Jets defensive end Aaron Maybin, formerly of the Bills.

Chris Brown of talks about cornerback Leodis McKelvin being a solid fit in the slot.

Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sportsradio gives his notes from Sunday's practice, the ninth in Bills training camp.


Miami Dolphins

Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post reports that quarterback Matt Moore won't be cut "for now," after suggesting last week that whoever loses the quarterback competition may be expendable.

Andy Cohen of Dolphin Digest believes there are some exciting possibilities for running back Reggie Bush this season.

Izzy Gould of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes that Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin has revealed a history of skin cancer.


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.