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Thursday morning one-liners

The Bills have opened talks with CB Terrence McGee about a contract extension.

Second-year RB Lex Hilliard is looking like a good bet to stick with the Dolphins and play a role in the offense.

Said Patriots coach Bill Belichick of S James Sanders, “I think he’s a leader for any young player — forget young player, for any player — to emulate and follow.  I think he’s very professional and you’d like to have 53 players like James on your team in terms of his work ethic, his toughness and being a teammate.  He’s a high-character player.”

Jets QB Kellen Clemens said he’s disappointed about not winning the starting job but feels it was a fair competition.

The Ravens will be without DT Kelly Gregg and TE L.J. Smith for Saturday’s game with the Panthers.

Should the Bengals be concerned with RB Cedric Benson’s sluggish output in the first two preseason games.

Browns RB Jamal Lewis scoffed at the notion that he’s washed up because he turned 30. 

Steelers LB James Harrison and T Jeremy Parquet got into a scuffle near the end of practice on Wednesday.

Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle comes up with 10 reasons why the Texans will make the playoffs this season.

Colts DT Eric Foster has played some end and fullback in the preseason which could help him when the roster gets pared down.

If Jaguars G Maurice Williams wants to hold off Uche Nwaneri’s challenge for his starting spot, he needs a good game against the Eagles on Thursday.

Depth at wide receiver remains a big concern for the Titans.

The Broncos have been taking a look at RB Peyton Hillis as a kick returner during practice this week.

QB Tyler Thigpen, the subject of trade rumors, expressed his frustration with his status with the Chiefs.

Raiders coach Tom Cable was excited by what he saw in WR Darrius Heyward-Bey on Wednesday.

With several Chargers defensive linemen ailing, DT Luis Castillo said he was happy to be one of the healthy ones for a change. 

Undrafted rookie WR Kevin Ogletree has worked himself into the mix for the Cowboys fifth receiver job.

Giants LB Michael Boley feels he’s close to returning to practice after missing the last nine weeks following hip surgery.

Given a chance to start because of injuries, Eagles DE Jason Babin impressed coaches with a sack and forced fumble of Colts QB Peyton Manning.

Redskins QB Jason Campbell said that the first-team offense needs to get into the end zone against the Patriots on Friday.

Bears QB Jay Cutler said he wasn’t going to make a big deal out of the preseason game against the Broncos.

S Louis Delmas leveled RB Aveion Cason during Lions practice, touching off a fight involving several other players.

Packers LB Clay Matthews said that his return to practice after a hamstring injury was “very encouraging.”

There’s a fierce battle for backup linebacking jobs with the Vikings.

The Falcons will likely use several players out of the slot in the absence of WR Harry Douglas.

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams missed practice with a sore knee, and coach John Fox wouldn’t say if he’d be in the lineup against the Ravens on Saturday.

The Saints ended their punting competition by releasing P Glenn Pakulak, assuring rookie Thomas Morstead will get all of the remaining work in preseason.

With Jermaine Phillips heading back to safety, Geno Hayes steps up to become the Buccaneers’ weakside linebacker.

The Cardinals signed LB David Holloway, a member of the team in 2007, and waived/injured T Elliot Vallejo.

It’s too early to declare a winner between Brock Berlin and Keith Null for the Rams’ third quarterback spot.  

Neither Nate Davis nor Damon Huard had a particuarly positive practice quarterbacking the 49ers on Wednesday.

Seahawks RB Edgerrin James joins K Morten Andersen as the only players to play for teams coached by both Jim Moras.              

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9 Responses to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. Stillerz says: Aug 27, 2009 10:22 AM

    Who the hell would get in a scuffle with James Harrison?

  2. Otis Taylor 89 says: Aug 27, 2009 10:31 AM

    Another situation where stats lie – I thought Cedric Benson was the college Cedric Benson when he went up against the Pats.
    And I never thought I would say that after seeing his last season in Chicago.

  3. stiller43 says: Aug 27, 2009 10:43 AM

    Browns RB Jamal Lewis scoffed at the notion that he’s washed up because he turned 30.
    He’s right. He’s not washed up because he’s 30, he’s washed up because he sucks.

  4. RestorThaRoar says: Aug 27, 2009 11:32 AM

    “Raiders coach Tom Cable was excited by what he saw in WR Darrius Heyward-Bey on Wednesday.”
    So he turned to an assistant standing next to him and clocked him in the face, saying ” Did you see that?”

  5. realityonetwo says: Aug 27, 2009 11:56 AM

    Give Benson a chance when Palmer gets back at full strength and the Bengals can pass the damn ball effectively. Anybody remember that this is the PRE season?

  6. Flying elvis says: Aug 27, 2009 12:19 PM

    All that praise from BB on Sanders…. he’s gone.

  7. db3300 says: Aug 27, 2009 1:40 PM

    “Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle comes up with 10 reasons why the Texans will make the playoffs this season.”
    I assume that Justice will have the 74 reasons they won’t make the playoffs tomorrow. Seven wins if Schaub can stay on the field for an entire season.

  8. Alpheratz says: Aug 27, 2009 1:42 PM

    What do you mean, he’s gone?

  9. blackngold says: Aug 27, 2009 8:20 PM

    Steelers LB James Harrison and T Jeremy Parquet got into a scuffle near the end of practice on Wednesday.
    It went a little something like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FzD33xFwZA

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