Bills CB Terrence McGee won’t play Sunday as he continues to recover from arthroscopic surgery on his knee.
LB Cameron Wake has the third-most sacks on the Dolphins, but he’s played less than every other player who has recorded a sack for the team.
Said Jets CB Darrelle Revis, “We got to take it the extra step. We got to be able to
strip the ball, pick it up and take it the distance. We got to focus on
scoring touchdowns on defense.”
Ravens P Sam Koch said he’s focused on improving his kicks and not on landing a long-term contract.
Bengals S Chinedum Ndukwe expects a sloppy field in Pittsburgh as a result of Saturday’s Notre Dame-Pitt game at Heinz Field.
The Browns worked out Kyle Larson and Ryan Plackemeier late on Friday because P Dave Zastudil’s knee is bothering him.
The Steelers know they left too many points on the field in their first meeting with the Bengals.
Texans S Eugene Wilson was fined $5,000 for a hit on Colts TE Dallas Clark.
Rookie Colts CB Jerraud Powers is prepping for his biggest test yet.
Jaguars TE Ernest Wilford has been ruled out of Sunday’s game with the Jets.
The Titans welcomed David Stewart back to practice Friday, but whether he starts at right tackle remains to be seen.
Bengals Broncos LS Lonie Paxton will play in his 100th consecutive game on Sunday.
Depending on the first offensive play call, Kolby Smith could start at running back for the Chiefs.
Sunday’s Raiders game will be broadcast in the Navajo language on radio. [Editor’s note: Insert Tom Cable and “Slapaho tribe” joke here.]
LB Brandon Siler is set to play a lot for the second straight week because of injuries to other Chargers linebackers.
RB Felix Jones won’t be returning kicks for the Cowboys any more.
Three Giants were fined as a result of plays in last week’s game against the Chargers.
If DE Victor Abiamiri is able to play this week, the Eagles will likely deactivate Jason Babin.
The Redskins still haven’t made a decision about P Hunter Smith’s status for Sunday.
Said Bears DT Tommie Harris of QB Jay Cutler, “What does he have to say he’s sorry for? In this league, don’t say
‘sorry’ until the end of the season. We have a lot of
football ahead of us. Let’s make it up next week.”
Lions K Jason Hanson said that it will be tough to keep spirits up in the locker room without a few more wins.
Rob Demovsky of the Green Bay Press-Gazette gives the Packers a thumbs-up for starting T.J. Lang at right tackle.
DT Jimmy Kennedy didn’t want to play for the Vikings but things have worked out well for him this season. [Editor’s note: Kennedy apparently warmed up to the idea once he realized that no one else wanted him.]
Said Falcons coach Mike Smith of DL Vance Walker, “The last two games he’s had a chance to play, he’s played well. We think he’ll continue to advance. It’s nice to see a young guy step into a role so quickly.”
Panthers DT Damione Lewis was fined $5,000 for a hit on Saints QB Drew Brees last weekend.
Said Saints S Roman Harper, “We don’t hold up the fingers or have the band striking up the fight
song, but we know what time it is when we
get to the fourth quarter. That’s the most important quarter and you’ve
got to be able to finish strong in the NFL.” [Editor’s note: Yeah, the Saints are so above cheesy high school/college football motivational tricks. After all, they are New Orleans! Haroo! Haroo! Haroo!]
DE Stylez White has made the most of his increased opportunities since the Buccaneers traded DE Gaines Adams.
Tight ends have been a big part of the Cardinals’ success turning red zone chances into touchdowns.
Rams FB Mike Karney said he has no ill will toward the Saints for the way his tenure with the team ended earlier this year.
Said 49ers LB Jeff Ulbrich of NT Aubrayo Franklin, “Anybody who doesn’t
recognize that this one of the top three nose tackles in the NFL
shouldn’t be allowed to write about football. Period. The hands. The technique. The steadiness with which he plays —
Seahawks coach Jim Mora confirmed that Sean Locklear will start at left tackle this weekend.