Said Bills coach Dick Jauron, “I like Ryan [Fitzpatrick]. I like him because he can throw it and
direct it and hopefully get us another win.”
Dolphins LB Akin Ayodele won’t be rooting for his brother, Saints DT Remi Ayodele, when the teams meet up this weekend.
Patriots WR Brandon Tate is eager to get on the field now that he’s eligible to start practicing after spending the first six weeks of the season on the Non-Football Injury list.
Jets wide receivers Jerricho Cotchery and Brad Smith returned to practice on Wednesday.
When the Ravens return from their bye week, rookie CB Lardarius Webb will likely see more time in their nickel packages.
Bengals DT Jonathan Fanene knows he has big shoes to fill by stepping in for the injured Antwan Odom.
There isn’t a clear choice for who will replace D’Qwell Jackson as a starting linebacker for the Browns.
The Steelers will be playing on fresh sod at Heinz Field against the Vikings this weekend.
Said Texans T Eric Winston of QB Matt Schaub, “Any time you have a hot hand back there — a guy who all you have to do
is give him some time and he’s going to pick someone apart — that’s a
great feeling. And it makes you want to do your job even more.”
Colts S Bob Sanders went through a full practice Wednesday and the team is hopeful he’ll make his 2009 debut this weekend.
The Jaguars don’t want to make 33-carry Sundays a regular habit for RB Maurice Jones-Drew.
Titans CB Cortland Finnegan was coy when asked about the status of his injured hamstring.
The man he was traded for, Bears QB Jay Cutler, just got a new contract, but Broncos QB Kyle Orton isn’t concerning himself with his own contract.
Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson spoke with coach Todd Haley about his desire to play a bigger part on the defense.
Said Raiders coach Tom Cable of RB Justin Fargas, “I have a fondness for him in
that he plays the game the way you’re supposed to. He’s
just all out and really doesn’t worry about his body. He just goes at
the defense a thousand miles per hour. Let the smoke clear and do it
again. I like that. Our team needs that.”
Chargers WR Chris Chambers is struggling with his role as part of a rotation with Malcolm Floyd.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said beating the Falcons will bring the team “real credibility.”
Giants LB Antonio Pierce left practice early with a stiff back.
Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News terms the Eagles’ moves for linebackers Jeremiah Trotter and Will Witherspoon as desperate.
Michael Wilbon of the Washington Post writes that the Redskins are a circus, but new offensive playcaller Sherman Lewis isn’t a clown.
The Bears will keep Frank Omiyale as their starting left guard for the time being.
Because they’re on a bye week, Lions players will scatter around the country over the weekend.
Said Packers QB Aaron Rodgers of catching flu from members of the Browns, “Hopefully, there’s no sacks and it won’t be an issue.”
The Vikings released QB John David Booty from their practice squad again and replaced him with rookie CB DeAndre Wright.
A main focus of Wednesday’s Falcons practice was figuring out the secondary pecking order now that CB Brian Williams is out for the season.
Said Panthers WR Steve Smith, “I want to win, but I also want to be involved in a win.”
The Saints are busy prepping themselves for a heavy dose of the Wildcat.
The Buccaneers will be leaving Friday morning for London, a different plan than the overnight flight the Patriots will take on Thursday.
Cardinals QB Kurt Warner said that he isn’t reading too much into the Giants’ blowout loss last weekend.
Before he was drafted by the Eagles, WR Brandon Gibson said he got a call from the Rams expressing interest in him so he wasn’t shocked when they traded for him this week.
Things haven’t worked out as WR Brandon Jones hoped when he signed with the 49ers.
Damion McIntosh will become the fifth Seahawks left tackle of the season this weekend.