Sunday morning one-liners


Bills DT Kyle Williams isn’t quite ready to return to the field after offseason heel surgery.

K Caleb Sturgis isn’t spending a lot of time with the Dolphins’ other kicking game specialists.

Said Patriots TE Jake Ballard, “I mean, my eyes light up when I was able to practice football today for the first time in a year and a half. I’m just happy to be back out here and working hard.”

The Jets signed RB Chad Spann and placed CB Aaron Berry on injured reserve.

The Ravens are confident in TE Ed Dickson’s ability to step into a larger role this season.

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard is making himself heard at practice.

Browns QB Brandon Weeden had a better practice Saturday than he did on Friday.

The competition for the No. 1 running back job is on at Steelers camp.

Texans CB Jonathan Joseph set a goal of being part of the league’s best cornerback tandem for the 2013 season.

WR Reggie Wayne wants the Colts to set big goals for themselves.

Jaguars C Brad Meester and DT Roy Miller did a little pushing and shoving at Saturday’s practice.

Said Titans QB Jake Locker, “Guys came out juiced up and fired up today and I think you saw that and heard a lot of pads and helmets whacking, so I think that’s encouraging.”

Broncos QB Peyton Manning had a better practice than his backups on Saturday.

Said Chiefs LB Tamba Hali, “Playing football and making money is not the goal. It’s to win a championship for the Chiefs. There’s a chip on our shoulder for the older guys to get something done … because a couple of years from now we’re probably not going to be here coming to camp.”

Raiders coach Dennis Allen has been impressed with what he’s seen from LB Nick Roach.

The Chargers are shuffling up their offensive line groups in hopes of finding the best five-man unit.

Cowboys LB Bruce Carter has become a soccer fan.

Giants WR Hakeem Nicks looks closer to his old form early in camp.

There’s a new coach and offense in place, but Eagles QB Michael Vick is still talking about attempting to finish his runs by sliding.

WR Skye Dawson made a couple of big plays during 1-on-1 drills against Redskins cornerbacks.

The Bears are fond of TE Martellus Bennett’s play on the field and personality off of it.

WR Chaz Schilens has made a good early impression on his Lions teammates.

Three rookie receivers have gotten banged up at Packers practice already.

Vikings T Phil Loadholt is happy to be focusing on football after signing a new contract with the team.

The Falcons put on pads for the first time on Sunday.

Rookie RB Kenjon Barner is trying to carve out a role on the Panthers offense.

Saints DE Kenyon Coleman says the Saints will be more effective rushing the passer if they can stop the run.

Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano liked what he saw from his quarterbacks at Saturday night’s practice.

Cardinals RB Alfonso Smith isn’t dismayed by being fifth on the team’s depth chart at running back.

Former NFL defensive backs Samari Rolle and Lance Schulters have been working with the Rams as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program.

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s work ethic hasn’t changed as he’s gotten more famous.

Seahawks C Max Unger doesn’t mind being out of the spotlight.