Morning take: Kenny Vaccaro to Dolphins?

April, 17, 2013
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Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC East:
  • The Miami Dolphins hosted a pre-draft visit with former University of Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro.
Morning take: Vaccaro could be a surprise pick for Miami at No. 12. He’s the best safety in the draft and would be an upgrade over Chris Clemons. Vaccaro also is versatile enough to come down and cover in the slot when needed.
  • The Buffalo Bills hope to sign safety Jairus Byrd to a long-term extension, according to general manager Buddy Nix.
Morning take: Byrd currently has the one-year franchise tag and isn’t happy about it. Buffalo has the cap room to work out an extension. Both sides have until late summer reach an agreement.
  • Tight end Aaron Hernandez’s reported shoulder surgery will limit his work with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Morning take: Hernandez will have to hit the ground running in the summer. Hernandez and fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski are injury-prone players who need to be more durable in the future.
  • The New York Jets plan to bring back free-agent linebacker Calvin Pace.
Morning take: Pace was released earlier this offseason because his cap number was too high. After testing the market, it appears Pace is willing to return to the Jets at a much lower figure.

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ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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