Said Bills DT Kyle Williams of having surgery on a bone spur in his heel, “We knew eventually it was going to need to be taken care of. It was a point where, ‘Let’s go ahead and do it. We’ve got time to do it. Let’s get better. Rather than trying to manage it and hold it off, let’s do it.’ So I’m excited about it.”
The Jets are among the teams that signed deals to have their games nationally syndicated by ESPN Radio.
Said Browns CEO Joe Banner of bringing Jim Brown back into the fold, “It’s important to me because he’s clearly in the top couple and maybe the single-most important part of the history of the franchise. It’s the right thing to do.”
Steelers DT Steve McLendon describes himself like this: “I want to be powerful and strong like Casey [Hampton], I want to be smart like Chris Hoke, and I want to be quick and fast like Jay Ratliff of the Cowboys.”
The Colts are sponsoring a 5K race with the finish line at the 50-yard line of Lucas Oil Stadium.
The Jaguars’ defense may have six starters this year who weren’t on the team last year.
Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray says he needs big defensive linemen: “Those big guys have a role in this league. You have to be able to be physical up front. You have to have a presence to stop the run, and we went out and got some really big guys.”
Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio wants a front that can fit any situation.
Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton wants a defense quarterbacks will fear.
Cowboys coach Jason Garrett says he’s being very cautious with injured players.
With 24 coaches, Philadelphia’s Chip Kelly has put together one of the two largest staffs in the NFL, tied with Seattle’s Pete Carroll, who has the same number of assistants.
The Redskins refused to comment on a letter sent by 10 members of Congress urging them to change their team name.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gave President Obama a stuffed bear wearing a Chicago Bears sweatshirt.
Said Packers TE Andrew Quarless of coming back from a major knee injury, “It was one of the toughest things just to watch and not be able to contribute last year. So to get back out there and compete this year, I’m just thankful.”
Is Panthers coach Ron Rivera coaching for his job this season?
Saints coach Sean Payton is on Twitter.
The oddsmakers see the Buccaneers going 7-9 this season.