Morning take: Fourth of July edition

July, 4, 2013
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Here are the most interesting stories on the Fourth of July in the AFC East:
  • The New England Patriots will have a new logo in the end zone at Gillette Stadium.
Morning take: I didn’t see anything wrong with the old one, so this appears to be change for the sake of change. I guess any Patriots news not related to Aaron Hernandez is a good thing.
  • Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb doesn't think he’s a placeholder for first-round pick EJ Manuel.
Morning take: Kolb has to think that way -- but the reality is that Manuel will get his chance sooner or later. It is Kolb’s job to hold Manuel off as long as he can.
Morning take: Wilkerson is one of the returning stars on defense for the Jets, and conditioning will be important. He will play a lot of reps and the team will count on him for leadership.
Morning take: Sims is a better run-blocker than Dustin Keller and Michael Egnew, but can he make enough plays in the passing game? Sims' progress will be something to watch in training camp.

James Walker | email

ESPN Miami Dolphins reporter

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