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Thursday morning one-liners

Bills QB Trent Edwards was back at practice Wednesday, but was still limited by the concussion he suffered against the Jets.

Said Dolphins coach Tony Sparano of changing the pecking order of the team’s receivers, “Right now, I’m just upsetting the whole apple cart to see how this
thing goes. So I don’t want to say yes, and I don’t want to say no.”

Patriots OL Mark LeVoir might be in line for more playing time after being activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Jets coach Rex Ryan isn’t feeling much sympathy for the Dolphins injury problems leading into Sunday’s game.

Ravens CB Fabian Washington expects to be back in the starting lineup this weekend.

TE J.P. Foschi has moved ahead of Daniel Coats on the Bengals depth chart.

Reserve OL Hank Fraley has been filling in at tight end as the Browns battle injuries at the position.

Steelers DE Aaron Smith has had his shoulder surgery delayed twice because of illness.

This could be the week for the Texans rushing game to get on track.

The Colts place special emphasis on ball security during their practices.

Jaguars K Josh Scobee has been at his best when games are on the line.

Titans RB Javon Ringer suffered a back injury at Wednesday’s practice.

The Broncos like the veteran experience that new P Mitch Berger brings to the job.

Longtime Chiefs assistant coach Darvin Wallis died at the age of 60.

Raiders G Robert Gallery practiced for the first time since breaking his leg on September 20th.

Chargers C Nick Hardwick tested his surgically repaired ankle at practice on Wednesday.

Said Cowboys WR Roy Williams of his performance last Sunday, “I don’t want to
blame it on rust, I don’t want to blame it on medication or anything
like that. I just played terrible.”

Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw flew to North Carolina to see a doctor about his foot and ankle injuries.

Eagles QB Donovan McNabb said he has no regrets about picking up a phone on the Giants sideline during last year’s playoff victory.

Michael Wilbon of the Washington Post isn’t a fan of the Redskins banning signs from FedEx Field.

Bears coach Lovie Smith refused to answer questions about who will start at left guard.

Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham promised changes to the lineup if play doesn’t improve in the near future.

The Packers know they need to do a better job in pass protection than they did in their first meeting with the Vikings.

Troy Aikman thinks Vikings QB Brett Favre’s consecutive games streak is his most impressive record.

The Falcons hope that Jason Snelling can give a boost to their rushing game.

With WR Muhsin Muhammed ailing, the Panthers are expected to give WR Dwayne Jarrett more playing time.

The Saints will sign RB Herb Donaldson to their practice squad after losing P.J. Hill to the Eagles.

The Buccaneers signed FB Chris Pressley off of the Bengals practice squad.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said that RB Beanie Wells won’t ascend to the starting lineup yet.

Rams LB David Vorbora returned from a four-week suspension on Wednesday.

The 49ers switched the green dot signifying a radio receiver from LB Patrick Willis to S Dashon Goldson.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times writes that the sad part of Seahawks T Walter Jones’s injury is that the team can no longer rely on Mr. Reliable.
                   

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3 Responses to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. whoaleckna says: Oct 29, 2009 11:42 AM

    Can you guys explain the practice squad rules/guidelines….
    Can teams sign players from anyone’s practice squad? Financial implications, etc?

  2. AbeFreshly says: Oct 29, 2009 1:00 PM

    “Said Dolphins coach Tony Sparano of changing the pecking order of the team’s receivers, “Right now, I’m just upsetting the whole apple cart to see how this thing goes. So I don’t want to say yes, and I don’t want to say no.”
    Then just say “It is what it is…”, coach. That way, we’ll all understand exactly what you’re saying.

  3. myanrellick says: Oct 29, 2009 1:12 PM

    Teams often discover an excellent safety from their roster that was drafted late or top notch O-Line man that was undrafted.
    Sometimes I wonder if there’s a hidden gem on the Lions roster. It only makes sense that if players suck, they’d slide down the depth chart and someone else would get a shot. Especially given the situation in Detroit.

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