The AFC East Notebook

A weekly look at the news and notes from the AFC East.

Wide receiver James Hardy, Buffalo's 2008 second-round draft pick, was reportedly unimpressive and out of shape at Bills minicamp. Hardy said sports hernia surgery was the culprit for his lackluster performance since it prevented him from working out for six weeks. However, his excuses don't seem to be helping his cause, as 4-6 weeks is typically the maximum recovery time for the surgery, and most NFL players return can and will return within a few weeks… Bills coach Chan Gailey hasn't revealed who is favored on the depth chart at quarterback, but a more experienced Trent Edwards looks to have the edge over Ryan Fitzpatrick and Brian Brohm.

The New England Patriots gave a two-year extension to linebacker Gary Guyton, who will have to beat out rookie Brandon Spikes for a starting spot aside Jerod Mayo. As usual, not much news coming out of Patriots camp… For what it's worth, rookie free agent running back Pat Paschall was released Thursday.

The Miami Dolphins signed inside linebacker A.J. Edds (fourth round), cornerback Nolan Carroll (fifth round) and linebacker Austin Spilter (seventh round) to four-year contracts… A teammate of Dolphins wide receiver Patrick Turner told the Miami Herald that Turner has lacked work ethic this offseason.

With wide receivers Brandon Marshall, Greg Camarillo, Devone Bess and Brian Hartline, as well as tight end Anthony Fasano slated to catch a majority of the passes this season, Turner seems to be on the outside looking in.

Running back Ricky Williams called Pat White the team's most improved player, adding that White is "a quarterback now."

The AFC East Notebook is a exclusive compiled by Nick St. Denis

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