Newswire: Sunday Afternoon Bullets

News from around the web includes: An AFC East talent rundown; New England Patriot rookie wide receiver, Chad Jackson, is key to offense; New England Patriot linebacker Rosevelt Colvin helps out at youth camp and the Miami Dolphins show interest in Virginia's linebacker Ahmad Brooks.

Newswire Items 6/25/06


-- With the draft behind us and the free agency picture more in focus, it is time to recap the talent pool for each team in the AFC East. The Buffalo Bills will be solving the question as to which quarterback, Kelly Holcomb or J.P. Losman, will be throwing to newly acquired wide receiver Peerless Price. The Miami Dolphins are pinning their quarterback hopes on an injured Duante Culpepper and running back Ronnie Brown. The New England Patriots have some good rookie potential in wide receiver Chad Jackson and running back Laurence Maroney and the New York Jet's will be looking to see which of their four potential quarterbacks (Chad Pennington, Patrick Ramsey, Kellen Clemons or Brad Smith) will earn the starting quarterback spot.

-- New England Patriot rookie wide receiver Chad Jackson appears to be the key to the Patriot's offense this coming season. The Florida rookie needs to be as good as the early indications appear for the receiving game of the Patriots to click. With the loss of wide receiver David Givens to free agency, there are but a few choices for quarterback Tom Brady to throw to. The Boston Herald speculates that the effectiveness of wide receiver Deion Branch will be handicapped if there isn't another suitable receiver to take the pressure off.

-- Since 2003, New England Patriot linebacker Rosevelt Colvin has attended an Offense-Defense football camp at Bryant University. The Woonsocket Call is reporting that Colvin enjoys sharing his football knowledge and time with the kids.

-- The supplemental draft is 2 weeks away (July 13th) and one of the most talked about entrants is Virginia's linebacker Ahmad Brooks. The Miami Dolphins attended Brook's audition and have shown interest in the wayward linebacker. According to ESPN, the San Francisco 49ers share that interest along with the Dolphins.

-- The Boston Globe speculates that Deion Branch may be following in the footsteps of other former Patriots in his efforts to secure a new contract. In one instance Richard Seymour's stance last season when he held out of minicamp and training camp worked out well for both side. What didn't work out were the situations with Vinatieri, Givens and McGinest as the Globe points out.

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