Frenz of the Family: Must-Reads Around the AFC East, August 13 Edition

Erik Frenz@ErikFrenzSenior Writer IAugust 13, 2012

It didn't take Chad Johnson very long to run an "out" route.
It didn't take Chad Johnson very long to run an "out" route.Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

Happy Monday, everyone! And boy, what a fun-filled AFC East weekend it was.

By now you have probably all heard about (former) Dolphins wide receiver Chad Johnson being charged with assaulting his wife, which resulted in the receiver's release from the team. 

Also, Patriots guard Logan Mankins returned to the practice field just six months after tearing his ACL in the Super Bowl. That guy is made of iron or some other metallic element.

Here are some links to get you caught up on all the weekend's happenings.


New York Jets

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, the chances of wide receiver Chad Johnson landing with the Jets are "remote."

Brian Bassett of predicts how the Jets receiving corps will shake out.

Jenny Vrentas of The (N.J.) Star-Ledger writes about head coach Rex Ryan's rave reviews for backup right tackle Austin Howard, also writing a great story on Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill's learning curve.


Buffalo Bills

Chris Brown of shares his observations from Day 13 of Bills camp, which included goal-line work and heavy rain.

Tim Graham of The Buffalo News shares his thoughts on the Bills' team-building philosophy in regards to the news of Chad Johnson's arrest.

Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sportsradio writes about wide receiver David Nelson's close calls with injuries in practice.


Miami Dolphins

Omar Kelly and Izzy Gould of the Sun-Sentinel combine for a report on the Miami Dolphins' release of wide receiver Chad Johnson, who was arrested for allegedly headbutting his wife on Saturday night.

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald lists the people who have the most pressure on them with the release of Johnson.

Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post gives us his practice observations from Sunday's Dolphins practice, pointing out that wide receiver Roberto Wallace got some play at No. 3 receiver with Johnson gone.


New England Patriots

Mary Paoletti of sends us a postcard from Day 13 of Patriots training camp, including the key news: guard Logan Mankins has returned to the field.

Field Yates of ESPN Boston took quotes and notes from quarterback Tom Brady's weekly appearance on "Dennis & Callahan" on WEEI.

Alex Prewitt of The Boston Globe writes that this week coming up is a huge one for the Patriots.


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.