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AFC East roster moves heading into training camps

With the Miami Dolphins' 2013 training camp already well underway, it's time to take a quick look around the rest of the AFC East, to see how the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and New York Jets are preparing for their respective camps. All three teams are making roster moves this week.

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The Miami Dolphins and Dallas Cowboys were the first two teams to fully report to training camp this year, getting a week advantage on the rest of the league because they will play in the annual Hall of Fame Game on August 4. However, the rest of the league starts ramping up their own training camps this week. To get an idea of what is happening around the AFC East, here's a quick look at some of the roster moves being made by the Buffalo Bills, New England Patriots, and New York Jets.

Buffalo Bills
(Rookies report: July 22; Veterans report: July 27)

  • Offensive tackle Chris Hairston will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Hairston suffered a season ending ankle injury, requiring surgery, December 2 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Buffalo will be allowed to activate Hairston to the full roster as soon as he is complete with his rehab work and is cleared to practice.
  • Defensive end Mark Anderson was released by the team today. Anderson was signed to a four-year deal last year, and was thought to be the compliment in pass rushing to Mario Williams. However, he only played in five games thanks to a knee injury requiring two surgeries to repair.

New England Patriots
(Rookies report: July 21; Veterans report: July 25)

  • Tight end Rob Gronkowski was place on the Physically Unable to Perform list yesterday. Gronkowski has had four surgeries on his twice broken arm, as well as back surgery this offseason. The Patriots can activate Gronkowski whenever he is cleared to play. If he remains on the list to Week 6 of the regular season, the team will have three weeks to decide if they want to activate him, or he will be out for the year.
  • Wide receiver Mark Harrison was placed on the Non-Football Injury list yesterday, after breaking his foot during his Pro Day.
  • Defensive back Kanorris Davis was placed on the Non-Football Injury list yesterday with an ankle injury. He was removed from the NFI today.
  • Offensive lineman Matt Stakiewitch was placed on the Non-Football Injury list yesterday with an unknown injury.
  • Tight end Jake Ballard was placed on the PUP list yesterday as he continues to rehab from the torn ACL that held him out all of last season. Ballard was removed from the list today.
  • Wide receiver Julian Edelman was placed on the PUP list yesterday. Edelman broke his foot in May.
  • Offensive lineman Nick McDonald was placed on the PUP list yesterday. McDonald's injury was not disclosed.
  • Defensive lineman Armond Armstead was placed on the Non-Football Illness list yesterday. He will be cleared to return to the team once he is healthy.
  • Defensive tackle Antony White signed as an undrafted free agent yesterday, filling the 90th slot on the Patriots roster.
  • Wide receiver Laurent Robinson will try out for the Patriots. He spent an injury shortened 2012 with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

New York Jets
(Rookies report July 22; Veterans report July 25)

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