Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com looks at the Patriots punting competition, and prompts me to do a double take upon reading the word “mishit.”
The 2013 Dolphins finally play a home game, and plenty of tough decisions remain when it comes to crafting the 53-man roster. (The guys who don’t make the roster can be seat fillers at Sun Life Stadium.)
Jets QB Mark Sanchez is having a problem with his foot; “They’re digging a hole in Mark Sanchez’s toe big enough to pull a half dollar out of it ’cause he’s got some nail that’s infected,” quarterbacks coach David Lee said.
Fans attending Saturday night’s Chiefs-Steelers game at Heinz Field will have to worry about more traffic than usual on the way home. (To kill some time, fans can always hang around the parking lots and start some fights.)
Ravens S Matt Elam was flagged Thursday night for a hit that he saw as no big deal; “I would at least put more aggression into it if I’m going to get a flag,” Elam said. “I was just playing. I wasn’t thinking about nothing. It wasn’t really nothing. . . . It wasn’t no big deal.” (And that’s what they call a Grammar Trifecta.)
Texans LT Duane Brown has learned the best way to avoid holding is to avoid being in a position where holding is necessary.
With Robert Griffin III on ice for the preseason and Kirk Cousins injured, Redskins QBs Pat White and Rex Grossman may split the reps 50-50 in Saturday’s preseason game against Buffalo. (Which means fans may split from FedEx Field a lot earlier than usual.)
Some Cowboys players think the new playing surface at their home stadium is more firm and less slippery. (Are we now too mainstream to say “that’s what she said”?)
Former Vikings coach Bud Grant will make his first appearance ever at the Minnesota State Fair.
The Bucs apparently love QB Josh Freeman — so why haven’t they married him to a long-term deal?
The Cardinals’ starters will play the entire first half, go through halftime adjustments, and play one series of offense and defense in the second half against San Diego on Sunday.
Rams coach Jeff Fisher isn’t concerned that his preseason offense has been sort of bland; “It bothers you guys. It doesn’t bother me,” Fisher said. “We’ve got a regular season we’re concerned about.”
Hotel rooms could be hard to come by in Santa Clara once the new 49ers stadium opens.
Seahawks WR Golden Tate, the man who clearly pushed off in the “Fail Mary” play last year, heard it from the crowd at Lambeau Field on Friday night; “Obviously you have a few who still want to hold on to it, flip you off and be classless,” Tate said.