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Thursday morning one-liners

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Bills LB Arthur Moats has moved ahead of veteran Kirk Morrison into the starting lineup at a deep position.

Undrafted Dolphins DE Derrick Shelby has impressed coaches and could make the 53-man roster.

The former Major League pitcher-turned QB-guru made a House call for Patriots passer Tom Brady last week.

Jets rookie WR Stephen Hill is playing through a painful finger injury, but X-rays were negative.

The Ravens plan to play their starters up to a half Friday, but there’s no word yet on WR Torrey Smith, still bothered by an ankle sprain.

The Bengals are curious to see how their secondary responds tonight at Atlanta.

Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice isn’t ashamed to say the Browns are her team.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger looked sharp running the no-huddle in practice Wednesday.

Texans QB Matt Schaub tried to dump Gatorade on coach Gary Kubiak to celebrate his 51st birthday and missed, leading Kubiak to say: “Schaub had another incompletion for the morning.”

Former Colts LB Jeff Herrod’s struggling with migraines, memory loss and mood swings, and is joining the rolls of players filing concussion lawsuits against the league.

Offensive line injuries are forcing the Jaguars into some unusual looks in practice, and they don’t know if LT Eugene Monroe will be able to play Friday in New Orleans.

As impressive as he’s been, the Titans need WR Kendall Wright to become a better blocker.

With injuries piling up on the lines, Broncos coach John Fox needs to be saying “Next men up” instead of “Next man up.”

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali hopes he’s getting some help in the pass rush this year.

Raiders All-Pro P Shane Lechler had a knee scope prior to camp, but they think he’ll still be able to play in the preseason.

Chargers left tackle Jared Gaither’s progress has been slow in his recovery from a mysterious back issue.

Cowboys rookie CB Morris Claiborne is excited to make his debut this week after missing the preseason opener with an MCL sprain.

Giants S Kenny Phillips thinks his stats would go up if he was allowed to play in the box like Ed Reed or Troy Polamalu.

Former Eagles RB Correll Buckhalter hopes an internship is his path to a coaching career.

Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson was back to work after having to be hauled off the field with dehydration.

Bears long snapper Pat Mannelly has been coming to camp so many years he keeps adding furniture and accessories to his dorm room, right down to an electric tea kettle (which I’m sure Dick Butkus had as well).

Lions RB Mikel Leshoure’s return to practice Wednesday was a brief one, but a positive step in his return from Achilles surgery.

After being promoted to offensive coordinator, Packers assistant Tom Clements prefers to coach from the sidelines rather than upstairs in the press box.

Vikings fourth-round rookie WR Jarius Wright has impressed coaches with his football intelligence.

The Falcons will go with veteran Mike Peterson at MLB with Akeem Dent out with a concussion.

Panthers MLB Jon Beason’s shooting for an Aug. 26 return against the Jets, as he recovers from a recent hamstring strain.

The Saints will give backup QB Chase Daniel the green light to run when he’s in the game (and they hope they never have to call those plays).

The danger of having training camp at home: Bucs coach Greg Schiano didn’t realize it was over.

In the five years between stints in Cardinals camp, P Ricky Schmitt has made what Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic calls “more stops than a UPS driver.”

The Rams added a pair of receivers, to bolster a spot thinned out by injuries.

The 49ers have found a second corporate sponsor for their new stadium — surprise, it’s a computer-related company.

Seahawks WR Braylon Edwards knows every snap counts in his attempt to make the regular season roster.

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