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Thursday morning one-liners

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He’s not on Hard Knocks anymore, but Bills WR Chis Hogan is still being called 7-Eleven.

Injuries have carved into the Dolphins’ depth on both lines.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick heaped praise on special teamer Matthew Slater.

Jets S Dawan Landry is looking to fill his brother’s shoes.

Ravens C A.Q. Shipley is getting the first crack as the starter in the middle of the line.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis wants to shuffle players into different groups to see if they succeed against different levels of competition.

With Browns CB Chris Owens back on the field, the competition is back on for a starting job.

Steelers secondary coach Carnell Lake had easy directions from coordinatoor Dick LeBeau: “All I told him was to teach them how to play the way you played.”

On a day of near-misses for high-profile passers, Texans QB Matt Schaub nearly got mowed down by a golf cart.

The Colts can tell a big difference in their secondary already.

The Jaguars are using more and more two-TE sets.

All reports are that RB Chris Johnson is having a great camp, and excited about having Shonn Greene around to help him.

Broncos LT Ryan Clady would like to play at least once in the preseason.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid was a big fan of going away to camp in St. Joseph.

Raiders C Andre Gurode’s taking nothing for granted.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers is feeling more comfortable in the pocket.

Hall of Fame LB Dick Butkus talked to the Cowboys yesterday, and made a point to find DeMarcus Ware and Sean Lee.

Giants S Antrel Rolle is not a fan of protective gear, saying: “Boots are for wimps.”

Eagles WR Jason Avant has grown into a leader, at a time when they kind of need one.

The stats on Robert Griffin III’s return to 11-on-11 work: 16 snaps, 7-of-10 passing for 108 yards and an interception, with six handoffs.

Bears return man Devin Hester isn’t sweating his lack of role on offense.

Lions LB DeAndre Levy doesn’t travel like many of his NFL brethren, after an offseason trip to the Amazon which included eating rats — voluntarily.

With Packers WR Randall Cobb battling injury, competition for return duties is up in the air.

A pair of Vikings were deemed the most overpaid players in the NFL, by one formula.

The Falcons plan on taking a longer look at some rookie RBs against the Ravens.

The Panthers are trying to gear up for the speed of Philadelphia’s offense, even though it’s just the preseason.

Saints RB Pierre Thomas is ready to get back on the field and back to work.

All the Buccaneers’ QBs are under orders to wear knee braces, which the guy they’re practicing against might have liked yesterday.

Cardinals rookie LB Kevin Minter is developing a reputation for big hits.

The Rams are putting more emphasis on special teams after mistakes in the opener.

Rookier WR Quinton Patton continues to impress the 49ers with his attitude.

Seahawks DE Cliff Avril is back to practice, but isn’t expected to play this week.

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3 Responses to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. sikoix says: Aug 15, 2013 11:00 AM

    RE: VIkings — you don’t need a fancy formula to know Carlson is overpaid based on what he did last season even if he’s making the vet minimum. Also, Felton being the other guy on the list as “overpaid” proves the formula doesn’t work equally when applied to certain positions.

  2. dochighness says: Aug 15, 2013 6:03 PM

    Re: Vikings. Pretty ridiculous article. Jermoe Felton overpaid? Huh? I guess you don’t get credit for opening holes for the 2nd most rushing yards in history. Bottom line….Felton lead-blocked for Peterson…Peterson ran Vikes into playoffs……..As for Carlson? Nobody can argue with that one.

  3. loudog777 says: Aug 15, 2013 6:07 PM

    Does “Rookier WR Quinton Patton continues to impress the 49ers with his attitude.” mean he makes more mistakes than a regular rookie?

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