Said Bills GM Buddy Nix of cutting P Brian Moorman, “It’s always a tough decision, and especially a guy like Brian that’s been here for 12 years and had a great career with the Bills, has been kind of a staple for this organization. A lot of community service, he and his wife, I mean they do a lot of good things, and that makes it tougher, but a decision we felt like we needed to make.”
Dolphins WR Brian Hartline said that when watching Monday Night Football, he thought he might have been watching Punk’d, because the bad refs seemed like part of a practical joke.
Some in New England are wondering why Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski can’t get more involved in the offense.
Jets RB Shonn Greene doesn’t seem too bothered about losing playing time.
With Terrell Suggs out, the Ravens are getting more of a pass rush out of DT Haloti Ngata.
Asked whether he has better hair than teammate Domata Peko, Bengals DB Reggie Nelson said, “I’ll say I’ve got the longest hair. I think Peko’s got the best hair. He gets it all fluffed out and stuff. They think he’s the Lion King. It’s pretty neat.”
After calling his own performance “solid” despite the team’s loss on Sunday, Browns QB Brandon Weeden backtracked on that, saying that it’s not good enough if ti doesn’t produce a win.
The Steelers are making plans to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Immaculate Reception. (Forty years from now, the Seahawks will commemorate the anniversary of the Inaccurate Reception.)
The Texans lost RB Jonathan Grimes, who played well in the preseason, when the Jets signed him from Houston’s practice squad.
Said Colts CB Jerraud Powers of the final play of the Packers-Seahawks game, “They robbed ’em. I don’t like commenting on things like that, but they robbed ’em.”
The Jaguars hope beating the Colts was the turning point in their season.
Titans DB Alterraun Verner has a degree from UCLA in math and applied science, and he says that helps him with problem solving on the field.
The Broncos’ offensive line isn’t doing a good enough job of keeping QB Peyton Manning upright.
Some Chiefs players played video games with soldiers as part of a program connecting the military with pro athletes.
The Raiders have signed former Packers LB Vic So’oto and waived Carl Ihenacho.
Former Chargers P Darren Bennett has a fond recollection of a time he picked up a couple bucks in loose change in Oakland because Raiders fans were throwing quarters at him.
The Cowboys signed S Eric Frampton after Barry Church was placed on injured reserve with a torn Achilles tendon.
Giants DE Justin Tuck thinks officiating mistakes are making the NFL look like a joke.
There’s more talk in Philadelphia that the Eagles could be considering benching Michael Vick for Nick Foles.
A big question facing the Redskins is why Robert Griffin III is getting hit so much.
Bears CB Tim Jennings leads the league with four interceptions.
Lions DT Nick Fairley is due in court today on drunk driving charges.
The Packers know they have to move on from Monday night’s debacle in Seattle.
Vikings players say offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave came up with the perfect game plan to beat the 49ers.
The Falcons signed RB Josh Vaughan to the practice squad and released S Mark LeGree.
The Panthers’ defense has to start games better after giving up touchdowns on the first drive of all three games.
The Saints cut WR Greg Camarillo to make room on the roster to bring back LB Ramon Humber, who returned from a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
The loss of Adrian Clayborn is causing problems on the Bucs’ defensive line.
Asked whether he’ll bench Kevin Kolb for John Skelton when Skelton’s ankle is 100 percent, Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt answered with a non-answer: “I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but until John’s ready to play again, there’s nothing really new there, nothing really to talk about.”
Even in defeat, the Rams are getting strong play from their defense.
Says 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick of being a threat as a runner, “To me, that’s the ultimate feeling of being an athlete. You get in the open field and you get a chance to show your speed against the speed of linebackers and defensive backs, who are considered some of the best athletes in the world.”
Seahawks DE Chris Clemons tied a record by having four sacks in the first half on Monday night.