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Must-Read Links Around the AFC East, August 29

CORTLAND, NY - JULY 27:  Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets talks with general manager Mike Tannenbaum at Jets Training Camp at SUNY Cortland on July 27, 2012 in Cortland, New York.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Erik FrenzSenior Writer IAugust 29, 2012

Happy Hump Day, folks!

The fourth episode of the Miami Dolphins on HBO's Hard Knocks aired last night. In case you missed it, here's my review.

And here are some more links around the division.


Pick of the Day

Joe Caporoso of sat down with a former NFL personnel executive and scout to talk about the state of the Jets roster.


Miami Dolphins

Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald says that Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas is disappointing, and that the disappointment showed up on Hard Knocks last night.

Brian Biggane of The Palm Beach Post talks about the interesting comparison between former Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis and his brother, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. Both had maturity issues at an early point in their career.


New England Patriots

Field Yates of ESPN Boston lists his five position battles worth watching in the team's final preseason game against the Giants.

Christopher Price of writes that Patriots running back Jeff Demps is getting "thrown into the fire" in his first week of practice.


New York Jets

According to Jenny Vrentas of The (Newark) Star-Ledger, new Jets tackle Jason Smith could make his preseason debut against the Eagles.

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN New York, the Jets put a claim on punter Spencer Lanning, putting punter T.J. Conley's roster spot in question.


Buffalo Bills

Jay Skurski of The Buffalo News writes that the Bills starters will get about 10 snaps in the team's final preseason game against the Lions, and that 80 to 85 percent of the roster has been determined.

Chris Brown of gives some insight into Bills quarterback Tarvaris Jackson's assimilation to the offense.


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.

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