Monday morning one-liners


Bills LB Danny Batten was so nervous about whether he’d make the 53-man roster that he couldn’t sleep the night before final cuts were announced.

Marginal players on the Dolphins roster were worried about losing their jobs even after surviving Saturday’s cuts.

Patriots fans will need to trust that Bill Belichick knows what he’s doing at safety.

Says Jets coach Rex Ryan, “Our focus has been getting ready for Dallas. Our coaching staff, we’ve been preparing for them for quite a while now, so we’ll be ready to roll.”

It was 10 years ago that the Ravens began the defense of their Super Bowl title with a 17-6 Week One home win against the Bears.

The Browns were planning to only keep two quarterbacks on the roster until Thaddeus Lewis became available.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis likes the productivity he’s seen in the running game.

Ben Roethlisberger is back to being a Steelers captain.

Texans LB Demeco Ryans is healthy and ready to show what he can do in the team’s 3-4 defense.

Two guards waived by the Colts were quickly snapped up elsewhere.

Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis says this is the best offense Jacksonville fans have seen in years.

The Titans will start the season with a favorable early schedule.

The Broncos think WR Demaryius Thomas is close to contributing.

Should the Chiefs be worried?  RB Jamaal Charles fumbled twice in the last preseason game and hasn’t looked sharp.

Raiders coach Hue Jackson says he’s comfortable with only two quarterbacks.

There’s nothing more important to the Chargers than keeping S Bob Sanders healthy.

A trainer who worked with several Cowboys players during the lockout says preparing for the NFL season is like preparing for a car crash.

Just because Giants LB Greg Jones plays defense, that doesn’t mean he can’t plan on scoring a touchdown.

Says Eagles S Kurt Coleman, “I know what I am capable of, and I just want to go out and display my talent.”

Here are some reasons for Redskins fans to be optimistic.

The Bears’ defense is ready for some early tests.

On the Lions’ defensive line, Lawrence Jackson is the quiet star.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy shared some thoughts on the no-huddle offense.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says he hasn’t decided who his starting strong safety will be.

The Falcons think two quarterbacks on the active roster are enough.

DE Everette Brown never developed into the pass rushing threat the Panthers hoped he’d become.

The Saints will do some creative play-calling against the Packers, and they expect the Packers to do the same.

Newly signed LB Zac Diles appears to be a good fit on the Buccaneers’ defense.

TE Stephen Spach ended up being the odd man out with the Cardinals.

The 49ers need to take advantage of Aldon Smith’s talent as a pass rusher.

Other NFL teams know the Rams have a talented roster.

Says Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, “There’s so many guys on this team that are great character guys that care so much about this game.”