Frenz of the Family: Must-Reads Around the AFC East, August 9 Edition

Erik FrenzSenior Writer IAugust 9, 2012

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 18:  Vontae Davis #21 of the Miami Dolphins celebrates his interception in the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium  on December 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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Thursday! Links!


Miami Dolphins

Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post shares the insight of Jeff Ireland in regard to cornerback Vontae Davis' struggles, as well as the 4-3 defense.

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald explains why wide receiver Chad Johnson is different than former Dolphins wideout Brandon Marshall.

In a video on, Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis speaks for the first time since Hard Knocks debuted on Tuesday.


New England Patriots

ESPN AFC East blogger James Walker caught up with Patriots running back Stevan Ridley, who said he can't afford to put the ball on the ground after coughing it up twice last year.

Bleacher Report Patriots featured columnist James DiMaio gives his report card of every Patriots rookie thus far in training camp.

Tom E. Curran of gives a preview of the preseason showdown between the Patriots and the Saints.


New York Jets

B/R Jets featured columnist Ryan Alfieri asks one burning question about every player on the Jets' roster.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York lists three things we learned from Jets practice on Wednesday.

Jeff Capellini of CBS New York wonders if Jets head coach Rex Ryan knows which master he serves: owner Woody Johnson or GM Mike Tannenbaum.


Buffalo Bills

Tim Graham of The Buffalo News has two great articles breaking down yesterday's action in regards to the future of the Bills franchise: on Commissioner Roger Goodell wanting the Bills to stay there, and relaying the letter sent from Senator Charles Schumer to Goodell.

Chris Brown of gives his game preview of the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins preseason showdown.

Paul Hamilton of WGR 550 Sportsradio says it's finally time to see the rookies in action.


Around the League

B/R NFL everyman Matt Miller lists his winners and losers from training camp, with the Jets placed firmly in the loss column.


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.