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Saturday morning one-liners

The Bills placed G Kendall Simmons on injured reserve and re-signed TE Joe Klopfenstein.

Dolphins S Yeremiah Bell said the knee injury that’s limited him in practice the last two games is “nothing major.”

Persistence has paid off for Patriots DT Titus Adams. 

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post thinks Jets QB Mark Sanchez must prove he’s fit for cold weather games this weekend.

Ravens WR Demetrius Williams is likely to get an extended chance to play after a season spent mostly on the sideline. 

WR Maurice Purify was signed to the Bengals practice squad a few days after being dropped from the active roster.

Said Browns defensive coordinator of his job security, “We just coach and kick [butt], that’s all we’re going to do and what
we’re looking to do on defense every week. I’m not worried about job
[security]. Please, I know I can coach in this league and will continue
to coach, whether here or somewhere else.”

The Steelers haven’t lost to the Packers in Pittsburgh since 1970.

A group of astronauts presented Texans WR Andre Johnson with a jersey of his that they wore during a mission in space.

Colts WR Pierre Garcon left Thursday night’s game in the third quarter with a bruised hand.

Said Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio of QB David Garrard, “He’s a pretty tough, resilient guy. He’s played well, not great. It could’ve been great. The guy that played great is the guy
that’s 14-0. Questions are asked anytime it doesn’t go the way you’d
like.”

Titans S Michael Griffin hasn’t come up with any interceptions this season after leading the
league with seven in 2008.

Converting short yardage plays has been a problem for the Broncos this season.

The Chiefs have gone for it on fourth down a NFL-high 27 times this season.

Langston Walker will make his second career start at guard on Sunday for the Raiders.

Billy Wirtz of the New York Times profiles the tall receivers that the Chargers employ in their passing game.

Jennifer Floyd Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram thinks QB Tony Romo is the reason to remain hopeful about the Cowboys.

Giants DE Justin Tuck hinted that the reason the team isn’t getting many sacks is because the defensive backs can’t cover well enough.

All six linebackers on the active roster could see time in a rotation for the Eagles on Sunday.

If Stephon Heyer’s knee doesn’t allow him to play Monday, T Will Robinson, recently promoted from the practice squad, will be in the Redskins starting lineup.

Bears WR Juaquin Iglesias hopes to get a chance on the field in the last couple of weeks.

The Lions signed LS Nathan Hodel on Thursday and he’ll play Sunday as Don Muhlback is ruled out with a concussion.

Even though T Benno Giacomini never got a look when the Packers offensive line was struggling, he’s still in the team’s plans.

Said Vikings WR Percy Harvin of his problem with migraines, “It is scary. I think me knowing what it is, it doesn’t scare
me that much. It’s scary to the point where you’ve just got to lay down
and hope for the best.”

The Falcons will be in the unfamiliar position of rooting for the Saints on Saturday night. 

LB Quinton Culbertson and T Rob Petitti have good things to say about the UFL after playing in the league helped them find their way to the Panthers.

The mystery of the unknown Who Dat who caught the camera during the Saints win in Washington has been solved.

DE Stylez White has made the most of increased opportunities since the Buccaneers traded Gaines Adams.

Said Cardinals DE Calais Campbell, “They’re calling me ‘Almost,’ because I’ve got so many ‘almost’ sacks. They’re on me pretty tough.”

It’s nearly impossible for the Rams to predict which of their players will feel well enough to play on Sunday.

T Joe Staley will be back in the 49ers starting lineup for the first time since November 1st.

For the second time this seasons, Seahawks coach Jim Mora will try to rally his troops following a blowout loss in Texas.
         

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1 Response to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. mnmaverick says: Dec 19, 2009 11:51 AM

    I don’t think the Steelers are healthy enough to beat the Packers. They had everyone healthy when they beat the Vikings. The Packers should make easy work with half the Steelers out on a stretcher and Big Ben’s unhealthy concussion status.

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