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  1. Eight in the Box: Next order of business

    James Walker

    With the draft in the rearview mirror, what's the most pressing issue on each AFC East team's agenda? Buffalo Bills: The Bills did a good job in the draft by adding explosive players on offense. Rookie quarterback EJ Manuel and receivers Robert Wo...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  2. Previewing Patriots' top free agents

    James Walker

    Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker obviously is the biggest name. But that's not the only key player the reigning AFC East champion New England Patriots could lose in free agency. Here is an early look at New England's top players who are scheduled to h...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  3. Patriots will miss Gronkowski in red zone

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots' top-ranked offense will be fine without Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski, who reinjured his arm Sunday against the Houston Texans and is out for the playoffs. New England got plenty of practice and was 4-1 when Gronkowski b...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  4. Patriots-Texans II: Respecting Houston

    James Walker

    Players in the New England Patriots' locker room are not taking the route of Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy this week. The reigning AFC champs are showing the Houston Texans plenty of respect leading into Sunday's playoff game, despite trounc...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  5. Morning take: Henne vs. Tannehill

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Sunday in the AFC East: Can Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Chan Henne return to Miami and beat his former team? Morning take: If Henne returns with the lowly Jaguars (2-11) and beats Miami, this would pr...

    Blog | December 16, 2012
  6. Morning take: Patriots to sign Branch

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC East: The New England Patriots put receiver Donte' Stallworth (ankle) on injured reserve and reportedly will sign veteran Deion Branch. Morning take: The receiver injuries continue for...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  7. Source -- Aaron Hernandez of New England Patriots 'unlikely' to p...

    James Walker

    A source said Saturday that Hernandez is "unlikely" to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2012
  8. Morning take: Run Tim Tebow?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Wednesday in the AFC East: Should the New York Jets run quarterback Tim Tebow more this week? Morning take: Yes, this is why the Jets acquired Tebow. He was virtually shelved last weekend against Pittsburg...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  9. Morning take: Why Dolphins kept four QBs

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting stories Saturday in the AFC East: The Miami Dolphins still have four quarterbacks after their final roster cuts. Morning take: Trade winds apparently are blowing again in Miami. The most likely candidate is vetera...

    Blog | September 01, 2012
  10. New England Patriots cut-down analysis

    James Walker

    Click here for a complete list of New England Patriots' roster moves. Most significant move: New England cut three veterans who were important pieces the past few seasons: wide receiver Deion Branch, center Dan Koppen and backup quarterback Brian ...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  11. Updating Patriots competition at receiver

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots have strengthened one of their thinnest positions from a year ago: wide receiver. But with that comes some decisions to make in training camp. New England has nine solid players at the position and will only keep the top s...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  12. 'Plax' to the Pats? No thanks

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots really are leaving no stone unturned this year. The latest example is the reigning AFC champ's surprising interest in free-agent receiver Plaxico Burress. The veteran receiver is working out with the Patriots on Sunday, ac...

    Blog | August 12, 2012
  13. Can Ridley, Vereen earn Patriots' trust?

    James Walker

    It's not enough to be physically talented for the New England Patriots' offense. Just ask former receiver Chad Ochocinco. To get playing time in New England, the coaching staff must build trust and confidence that their players will always know th...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  14. Three things to watch at Patriots minicamp

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots will hold a mandatory three-day minicamp this week. The AFC East blog will be at Gillette Stadium to catch some of the action. Here are three things we are keeping an eye on: No. 1: Defensive improvements There is on...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  15. Reshuffling New England's receiver deck

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots cut six-time Pro Bowl receiver Chad Ochocinco Thursday. Along with Anthony Gonzalez, Ochocinco was the second receiver cut before training camp who had a shot to make the team. This reshuffles a crowded field of receivers ...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  16. AFC East offseason report card: Patriots

    James Walker

    With the offseason just about complete, here are our grades for the New England Patriots: What I liked: The reigning AFC champs did not need much. But the Patriots focused heavily on two things: wide receiver and improving the defense. New England...

    Blog | June 03, 2012