The AFC East Notebook

A weekly look at the news, notes and quick hits that made the week in the AFC East.

New England Patriots' owner Robert Kraft waxes poetic to USA Today over his undying affections for three time super bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady. Kraft was very proud of the four-year, $72-million dollar extension (including $48.5-million dollars guaranteed) struck late Thursday between New England and Brady that will keep him with the team until 2014. Kraft's affinity for his star player goes farther than just his ability to make football look easy stating, "With us, it's also important how a player comports themselves, both on and off the field." Brady's deal could be considered an encouraging sign amid the uncertainty concerning the expiring collective bargaining agreement and the signs of owners and the NFLPA being headed toward a 2011 work stoppage.

Randy Moss clears up misunderstandings to the Boston Globe over his comments last week to a reporter that he felt the Patriots didn't want him. In a rare public appearance, the wide receiver, who is entering the final year of his contract with New England, stated, "I want to let you all know, I want to let the fans, the real fans, of the New England Patriots know, I'm not here to start any trouble. I'm going to play my last year out of my contract. And as I've said time and time again since I signed my first contract here, I want to be here in New England. There's a great group of guys here, a well-coached group here, and I never said I want to leave New England."

General manager of the Buffalo Bills tells TSN that linebacker Paul Posluszny will likely miss about two weeks due to a knee injury sustained early in the third quarter during Sunday's 15-10 season-opening loss to the Miami Dolphins. The 25-year old has had numerous injuries during his short career in the NFL after the Bills drafted him from Penn State in 2007. Posluszny had one sack and eight tackles before leaving Sunday's game with the knee injury.

Miami Dolphins linebacker Karlos Dansby outshined the hype over Brandon Marshall as the most valuable acquisition for the team this off season according to the associated Press. Dansby opened with a tone-setting sack three plays into Sunday's game and added eight tackles in a game where the Dolphins never trailed against their AFC East rival Buffalo. The Dolphins signed Dansby, who was a free agent, to a five-year $45 million dollar contract.

Lauren Benson writes the weekly AFC East Notebook.


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