AFC North training camp one-liners

After committing several penalties against the Redskins, the Ravens were back at it during practice on Saturday.

Ravens WR Justin Harper didn’t help his chances of landing a roster spot by dropping several passes against the Redskins.

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun calls QB Troy Smith the ideal backup for the Ravens.

David Hale has made himself a valuable reserve for the Ravens by spending time at center, guard, and tackle.

The Bengals offensive line passed their first test with a strong performance against the Saints on Friday. 

Bengals QB Carson Palmer’s elbow responded well in his first meaningful action in nearly a year.

He did suffer a mild ankle sprain, however, and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis isn’t ready to rule him in for Thursday night’s game with the Patriots.

The Bengals do expect LB Rey Maualuga, who didn’t play against the Saints because of a groin injury, will be in uniform on Thursday.

Josh Cribbs started at wide receiver, gained 59 yards from scrimmage and was one of the few bright spots for the Browns offense on Saturday night.

The Browns’ run defense was hampered by the absence of DT Shaun Rogers, who wasn’t on the inactive list and the team gave no indication of his injury status.

Said Browns coach Eric Mangini, “What I wanted to see was smart football, I want to see toughness and I
want to see us be able to outhustle our opponent.  I
don’t really think we achieved any of those objectives.”

Based on Saturday night’s results, QB Brady Quinn has the edge in the battle for the Browns’ starting job.

The Steelers were happy with what they saw from QB Dennis Dixon on Thursday night.

C Justin Hartwig and RB Willie Parker returned to Steelers practice, but RB Rashard Mendenhall sat out with a thigh contusion.

Steelers defensive line coach John Mitchell praised DT Ziggy Hood’s play during Thursday’s game against the Cardinals.

RB Isaac Redman may have taken a step toward becoming the first Bowie State product to play in the NFL with two touchdowns on Thursday night.