Tuesday morning one-liners


Bills CB Stephon Gilmore has worked with the starters since his first day, and looks like he belongs.

The Dolphins are counting on more from WR Anthony Armstrong than when he was last there as a practice-squader.

Is there a clue to the Brian Waters situation in Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower’s new jersey number?

Jets NT Sione Po’uha says he’s playing this week, but coach Rex Ryan doesn’t sound so sure.

The Ravens are hoping Jacoby Jones adds some pop to the return game.

It hasn’t taken long for Bengals C Jeff Faine to go from unemployment to the starting lineup.

New Browns LB Tank Carder apparently got his nickname by being a giant toddler.

The Steelers voted Ben Roethlisberger and Brett Keisel captains for the year.

How good are the Texans? They won a championship more than 40 years before they came into existence.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano can sense the “electricity in the air,” about Week 1

It was a long and stressful weekend for the undrafted rookies who made the Jaguars’ roster.

New Titans return man Darius Reynaud has a big challenge replacing the injured Marc Mariani.

Former coach Tony Dungy caught up with Broncos QB Peyton Manning and several of his old players after practice.

The Chiefs were without four defensive starters when they opened the practice week.

Raiders C Stefen Wisniewski, who missed the entire offseason program after shoulder surgery and three preseason games with a strained calf, was limited in practice Monday.

Chargers LT Jared Gaither wasn’t in much of a mood to talk, but said he wouldn’t rush his return from back problems.

Not having TE Jason Witten could change the fundamental nature of the Cowboys offense, since they ran more than half their snaps last year with two tight ends.

For Giants offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, getting cut and re-signed was a wake-up call.

The Eagles are getting several key players back to health just in time.

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger said he’s back to “100 percent” and ready to start after missing the preseason following knee surgery.

With the Adam Podlesh injury, even Bears spare punter Ryan Quigley doesn’t know if he’s playing Sunday, saying: “They tell me what I need to know.”

Lions DE Kyle Vanden Bosch might not like replacement refs, but he’s willing to accept there’s nothing he can do about it.

Things are looking up for getting Packers defensive linemen B.J. Raji and Ryan Pickett back on the field.

Undersized Vikings CB Marcus Sherels has come from tryout camps to the roster and now a job as the primary punt returner.

Falcons coach Mike Smith won’t say who his starters are for the opener.

Panthers rookie CB Josh Norman doesn’t lack for confidence in himself or his alma mater.

Former Saints FB Heath Evans is raffling off his Super Bowl ring to raise money for the Celebration Hope Center.

RB D.J. Ware was comfortable coming to the Buccaneers because of offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan.

The Cardinals have a lot riding on a patchwork offensive line.

Rams waiver claims Terrance Ganaway and Kellen Heard are grateful for a second opportunity to play.

Backup QB Colin Kaepernick’s running ability could prove to be a secret weapon for the 49ers offense.

The Seahawks think they have a versatile TE position after adding Evan Moore.