Tuesday morning one-liners

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QB Jeff Tuel impressed in his first game action with the Bills.

The Dolphins expect RB Daniel Thomas and TE Charles Clay to earn prominent roles with the offense.

The Patriots added CB LeQuan Lewis to the roster and cut TE Brandon Ford.

WR Ryan Spadola has been dubbed “Spicoli” by Jets coach Rex Ryan for his resemblance to the character from Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

Ravens S Matt Elam was pleased with how he played in his preseason debut.

It was apparent from watching the show, but Bengals LB James Harrison confirmed that he’s not a fan of the Hard Knocks cameras.

Browns WR Travis Benjamin is working to become known for more than just his speed.

Said Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley of the offensive line, “It’s still early, but that’s something we’ve got to get done. We’ve got to develop the young guys on the roster. Whether it comes from within or outside, we’ve got to be sure we’re solidified by the time we get to Week 1.”

LB Elliott Coffey was working for a car rental agency when the Texans called to sign him.

It looks like Colts LB Justin Hickman will miss the season after suffering a Lisfranc injury.

The Jaguars have to get their offense moving in the right direction sooner rather than later.

Titans QB Jake Locker was better at practice on Monday.

The Broncos got TE Jacob Tamme back on the practice field.

Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star thinks Chiefs coach Andy Reid has the right approach to hitting in training camp practices.

The Raiders’ punting battle is too close to call.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers is looking forward to playing on the road this week.

Rookie TE Gavin Escobar has to get stronger, according to Cowboys coach Jason Garrett.

Coaches want to see a more consistent offensive effort from the Giants.

The Eagles did tackling drills Monday, but said it wasn’t a reaction to the poor tackling against the Patriots.

LB Nick Barnett has stepped up his practice activity with the Redskins.

The Bears are trying to pick their returners without a lot of opportunities to see them in action.

TE Brandon Pettigrew’s Lions teammates think he has a big year ahead of him.

Giorgio Tavecchio hit one more field goal than Mason Crosby at Monday’s Packers practice.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has landed on a box of Wheaties.

Falcons running backs coach Gerald Brown wants his charges to remain vigilant pass blockers against the Ravens on Thursday.

LB A.J. Klein earned a comparison to Luke Kuechly from Panthers coach Ron Rivera.

Said Saints S Kenny Vaccaro, “I’ve never really been hit hard. I’ve knocked myself out, but I’ve never been hit that hard.”

Linebackers Jonathan Casillas and Dekoda Watson are having a spirited battle for a starting job at Buccaneers camp.

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians was complimentary of T Levi Brown’s effort against the Packers.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon was a visitor to Rams practice on Monday.

49ers TE Vernon Davis said his chemistry with QB Colin Kaepernick continues to grow.

LB John Lotulelei is catching notice at Seahawks camp with his hair and his play.

3 responses to “Tuesday morning one-liners

  1. The Dolphins 1-liner and the author of the source article are completely wrong. Clay has a shot due solely to his versatility. Thomas will be lucky to make the final 53. Gray has outperformed him so far and Gillislee looks to be a better (well-rounded) option behind Miller. Thomas has not impressed and has concussion issues which cannot be good for a guy that is used to get the tough short yardage first downs–of which he has been unreliable.

  2. Kenny Vaccaro is a Safety. He’s playing a position where he’s the hitter, not the hittee – and he plays on the third level.

    So it doesn’t seem particularly exception that he claims he’s “never really been hit hard.”

    If it was at any position other than DB, then – that would mean something.

    [Besides, he’s also a rookie who’s never taken a snap on an NFL game day Sunday.]

  3. Now, had Vaccaro been playing Safety against a Steeler arch-rival in the Hines Ward era — he’d have been on the ass-end of several snot bubblers.

    Ask Ed Reed about that — if he can remember much of it.

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