Wednesday morning one-liners

LB Shawne Merriman expects to be on the Bills practice field on Wednesday.

Dolphins DE Phillip Merling is telling people he’s about to be added to the active roster after rehabbing his Achilles injury.

The Patriots took a ride on the long snapper carousel by signing Matt Katula to replace Jake Ingram.

Is extra weight to blame for Jets RB Shonn Greene’s underwhelming first half?

Signs point to CB Josh Wilson replacing Fabian Washington in the Ravens starting lineup on Thursday night.

Monday night’s loss was the 200th since Mike Brown became Bengals owner and president in 1991. 

Browns S Abram Elam is feeling the love from Cleveland fans after a big game against the Patriots.

Steelers LB James Farrior finished his trip to Cincinnati better than he did in 2009.

TE Anthony Hill will be at Texans practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering a knee injury last December.

Colts RB Joseph Addai is still feeling pain in his left shoulder.

QB Todd Bouman was released for the fifth time by the Jaguars, who also released DT Landon Cohen and T Erik Pears while adding CB Terrence Wheatley, T Adam Terry and WR John Matthews to the active roster. 

The Titans signed DL Marques Douglas, who was with the Jets in 2009, and released DL Amon Gordon. 

The Broncos signed TE Daniel Coats to the active roster and waived DL Le Kevin Smith.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles was suffering from undisclosed physical issues against the Raiders.

WR Louis Murphy took part in Tuesday’s Raiders practice, but CB Nnamdi Asomugha did not.

Every special teams period of Tuesday’s Chargers practice was spent on punts.

The Cowboys are going to need some defensive ends now that Marcus Spears and Sean Lissemore will be out for four to six weeks.

The Giants signed LS Zak DeOssie and OL Adam Koets to contract extensions

Eagles DT Antonio Dixon has dealt with problems ranging from homelessness to stuttering while making his way to the NFL.

RB Clinton Portis reported soreness after a full-speed Redskins workout.

David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune doesn’t think Lovie Smith has lost the respect of the Bears.   

The Lions claimed QB Zac Robinson off of waivers from the Seahawks.

Packers rookie RB James Starks was activated from the PUP list and the team released LB Robert Francois to make room for him.

Could the Vikings provide a landing spot for former Packers CB Al Harris?

The Falcons have stepped up their blitzing this season with mixed results. 

Panthers T Jeff Otah thinks he may have tried to return from his knee injury too quickly in August.

Saints RB Reggie Bush sounds confident about his chances of playing in Week 11.

The Buccaneers have six sacks through eight games and might challenge for historical futility in that category.

DE Alan Branch has been a welcome surprise for the Cardinals, especially since DE Calais Campbell has been disappointing.

The Rams had free agent TE Derek Schouman in for a visit on Tuesday. 

49ers S Dashon Goldson was battling a bunch of injuries during the first half. 

A healthy T Russell Okung would be huge for the Seahawks in the second half.