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Around The AFC East: Mark Sanchez Makes Deadspin

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I'm not sure how often we'll be keeping tabs on the Buffalo Bills' AFC East foes in this space - we've got three very good blogs (The Phinsider, Pats Pulpit, Gang Green Nation) doing that already - but these are three fairly noteworthy stories that I thought merited a quick trip around the division.

Dolphins might be losing a NT: One of the more pleasant developments for Miami last season was the emergence of Paul Soliai as one of the league's dominant interior run defenders. A source told Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald that the team has "zero chance" of preventing Soliai from hitting the open market, as the 6'4", 355-pound defender is looking for a big payday. Miami finished the 2010 season with the league's seventh-best run defense.

Patriots have a unanimous MVP: Does anyone else think it a bit odd that Tom Brady won the AP's MVP award unanimously? It was fairly obvious that Brady was going to get the award, but it seems like a very strange year for someone to win it unanimously for the first time. I mean, didn't Aaron Rodgers - who held a injury-depleted Green Bay team together - merit at least one vote? Really?

Jets have a QB featured at Deadspin: Quite frankly, I'm a bit hesitant to even link this, but Mark Sanchez is the latest sports celebrity to be linked to a scandal via a story from A.J. Daulerio at Deadspin. I'd really rather not moderate a comments section that dives into the moral and ethical implications of this story; I'm linking it merely because it's the latest on a long, bizarre list of Jets distractions.