Monday morning one-liners

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Bills S Jairus Byrd has been an active participant in charity work during his short NFL career.

A look at which players might be playing their final game for the Dolphins this weekend.

DE Shaun Ellis was ready when the Patriots needed him this weekend.

Said Jets S Eric Smith, “It’s frustrating to rely on other people. We had it in our hands. And we let it go”

DT Arthur Jones had a quiet game in his first start for the Ravens.

The play of the defensive line will have a lot to do with the Bengals making the playoffs.

Browns RB Peyton Hillis hopes to end a frustrating season with a flourish.

WR Jerricho Cotchery says he’s ready to play whenever the Steelers call his number.

Said Texans coach Gary Kubiak, “We needed to freshen up and enjoy Christmas with the family as they went through a real tough two weeks, not only losing two games but physically and mentally with our schedule, as difficult as it was.”

S David Caldwell has gotten a lot of experience in his first Colts season.

The Jaguars say that they’re trying to win games, not improve their draft position.

Titans DE Derrick Morgan is showing progress late in his second NFL season.

Broncos CB Champ Bailey thinks the team has been pressing too much in the last two weeks.

Losing their playoff shot hasn’t sapped the Chiefs’ desire to win their final game.

RB Michael Bush is going to be a big factor in the Raiders’ attempt to make the playoffs.

Changes to the Chargers will spread well beyond the sideline and/or front office.

The Cowboys kick return game got a boost from Dwayne Harris on Saturday.

QB Eli Manning hopes the Giants have more healthy targets in Week 17.

Will Sunday be WR DeSean Jackson’s last day as a member of the Eagles?

The Redskins have to decide whether or not QB Rex Grossman should return to the team.

The Bears offense can’t take all the blame for Sunday night’s loss.

T Jeff Backus had a big game in the Lions’ win over the Chargers.

You could notice DT Ryan Pickett’s absence from the Packers’ run defense.

The Vikings shouldn’t apologize for winning a game in Week 16.

We should see a good deal of no-huddle from the Falcons on Monday night.

The Panthers are finding it hard not to play the “What If?” game.

The Saints defense got a big boost in their first game against the Falcons.

QB Josh Freeman is getting more to do in the Buccaneers offense.

Cardinals C Lyle Sendlein said that the team’s leaders need to figure out why they get off to such slow starts.

RB Steven Jackson needs 32 rushing yards and 198 receiving yards in Week 17 to trigger a clause that voids the last two years of his contract with the Rams.

The 49ers’ depth will be tested by injuries at wide receiver.

The Seahawks have had problems finishing games at home this year.