Must-Read Links Around the AFC East, August 28

Erik FrenzSenior Writer IAugust 28, 2012

This turnstile has spun for the last time.
This turnstile has spun for the last time.Chris Chambers/Getty Images

Never a dull moment in the AFC East.

At around 8:30 last night, news began flying that Jets right tackle Wayne Hunter would be sent to the St. Louis Rams in exchange for right tackle Jason Smith (via ESPN New York's Rich Cimini). In case you missed it, here's my quick reaction to the trade along with some statistical analysis of each tackle.

Here are some more stories you may have missed yesterday.


Pick of the Day

This one's a quickie, but for Jets fans feeling down in the dumps about the season, Joe Caporoso of reminds you of the Jets' opponents this year.


New York Jets

Jenny Vrentas of The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger talks about wide receiver Stephen Hill's case of the dropsies and what he's doing to work through it.

Rich Cimini of ESPN New York provides his analysis of the trade that sent right tackle Wayne Hunter to the Rams for right tackle Jason Smith.


Buffalo Bills

According to Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sportsradio, GM Buddy Nix is not interested in talking about a quarterback controversy.

Tim Graham of The Buffalo News points out that the injury that knocked out quarterback Brett Favre for good has come full circle with the addition of quarterback Tarvaris Jackson.


Miami Dolphins

According to Ben Volin of The Palm Beach Post, tackle Jake Long suffered a knee tweak, but it's "nothing serious."

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald wonders whether quarterback Ryan Tannehill should be playing on Wednesday night.


New England Patriots

Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston compares the deals for tight ends Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski.

Greg Bedard of The Boston Globe has noticed an evolution in terms of contract negotiations in New England.


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. Unless specified otherwise, all quotes are obtained first-hand.