Around the AFC East: Week 8 Edition

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What’s going on around the AFC East?  Here’s your quick fix on what’s happening in the other three AFC East cities.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (Overall: 5-1 | Division: 2-1) – Sounds like Rob Gronkowski had an interesting week! Boston Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich have Bibi Jones explain (bottom of the page) it herself … In other news, the Patriots released CB Leigh Bodden — not that surprising since his game was showing serious cracks last season.  The Patriots are on the mend, but they are going to have a tough task this weekend in taking on Pittsburgh.  Let’s hope the Steel Curtain comes down on Brady that it did on Bret Michaels last year.

BUFFALO BILLS (Overall: 4-2 | Division 1-0) ) – You can always tell a Harvard man by the boatload of jack he gets on an in-season contract extension.  Let’s hope Buddy Nix knows what he’s doing … just like his drafting of Aaron Maybin then cutting him loose, and his pick of CJ Spiller 9th overall in 2010.   The Bills are going to have a tough time if they lose Kyle Williams for too long … looks like it might be that much easier for the Jets to try and run inside of the Bills next weekend …

MIAMI DOLPHINS (Overall: 0-6 | Division: 0-2) – It’s a tough situation for Tony Sparano when Stephen Ross is already confirmed to have been in touch with Cowher.  But sometimes it’s fun to play in the detritus. Of course, Cowher might yet take the job in Miami, but Ross looks foolish after botching Harbaugh last year and then contacting Cowher now and letting it get to the press while Sparano’s body is not yet cold.  Cowher is going to want full control and a team that has a legitimate shot soon.  Knowing his rocky relationship with Ben Roethlisberger early on, it would be interesting if he would do a rebuild in Miami …