Frenz of the Family: Must-Reads Around the AFC East, August 17 Edition

Erik FrenzSenior Writer IAugust 17, 2012

GAINESVILLE, FL -  NOVEMBER 5:  Running back Jeff Demps #28 of the Florida Gators rushes away from cornerback Andre Hal #23 of the Vanderbilt Commodores November 5, 2011 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.  Demps scored in the second quarter. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Happy Friday! The day we all love is finally here. Let's get to the links!


Pick of the Day

Bleacher Report NFL featured columnist Zach Kruse explains why the Jets are the best fit for former Olympian and Gators running back Jeff Demps.


New England Patriots

Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus breaks down five reasons to be confident and five reasons to be concerned about the Patriots. He also adds his thoughts on what to expect from the team in 2012.

Mike Petraglia of lists 10 things we learned from Patriots training camp on Thursday.

Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe gives his practice rundown from Thursday's session, including the news of Patriots running back Stevan Ridley's knee injury.


New York Jets

Joe Caporoso of explains why this could be a make-or-break year for Jets tight end Dustin Keller.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York writes that Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was shocked by his appearance on the cover of GQ.

Randy Lange of writes that defensive tackle Sione Pouha  believes he'll be back in time for the season opener against the Bills.


Buffalo Bills

Chris Brown of lists five players to watch in Friday's preseason game against the Vikings.

Tim Graham of The Buffalo News writes about Bills tight end Scott Chandler as one of the NFL's most underrated tight ends.

Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sportsradio says this is a make-or-break year for defensive tackle Alex Carrington.


Miami Dolphins

Ben Volin of the Palm Beach Post gives his prediction for the Dolphins 53-man roster.

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald lists the starters who could miss Friday's game against the Panthers, and what that means for the Dolphins.

Ben Stockwell of Pro Football Focus breaks down five reasons to be confident and five reasons to be concerned about the Dolphins. He also writes about what to expect from the team in 2012.


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.