AFC East links: Jets poised to cut Scott

February, 8, 2013
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Buffalo Bills

The Bills have decided to allow receiver Donald Jones to become a free agent, the AP reports. They declined to tender the third-year player a contract offer Thursday. "We have made the decision to not re-sign Donald. We're going in a different direction," general manager Buddy Nix said.

NFL.com's Patrick Crawley has a look at the Bills' key free agents and what their needs are. He also makes a few predictions: Expect quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to remain in Buffalo. Crawley: "Even if the Bills cut Fitzpatrick, a $10 million move, the resulting cap hit would be too substantial to make it a feasible move. It's more likely they'll draft their quarterback of the future and leave Fitzpatrick in the mix for competition purposes."

Miami Dolphins

Miami-Dade lawmakers finalized their list of legislative priorities Thursday, but a proposal to provide the Dolphins with as much as $200 million for a stadium makeover did not make the cut.

In further proof that the offseason is here, the Miami Herald has 10 finalists for a redesigned Dolphins logo for readers to vote on.

Brian McIntyre has a review of what went right and wrong for the Dolphins in 2012 as well as a look ahead at the offseason.

New England Patriots

Could the Patriots add a big-bodied wide receiver, something they lacked this past season? ESPNBoston.com's Field Yates explores.

ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss has a profile on Oregon offensive lineman Kyle Long, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long and the brother of Rams defensive end Chris Long.

Yahoo! Sports' McIntyre also has an offseason preview for the Patriots.

Aqib Talib's college coach, Mark Mangino, never doubted the cornerback's work ethic.

New York Jets

The Jets are reportedly set to part ways with linebacker Bart Scott. Gary Myers of the New York Daily News writes that Scott will be remembered in New York more for his famous "can't wait" postgame rant than for anything he did on the field.

The Jets filled out their coaching staff Thursday by hiring Brian VanGorder as their linebackers coach and Bobby April III as their defensive quality control coach.

ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini breaks down where the team stands on the offensive line heading into the offseason.

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