Saturday afternoon one-liners


Bills LB Jimmy Gaines, a Buffalo native, is working hard to make the team.

Dolphins WR Rishard Matthews is having a good camp “without a doubt,” coach Joe Philbin says.

A desire to honor his father, who died on July 18, is motivating Patriots CB Daxton Swanson to make the 53-man roster.

Jets WR Stephen Hill is going “balls to the wall” in an effort to become the No. 2 receiver.

Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees admits there’s a real concern about depth at the cornerback position.

Bengals RB Gio Bernard says goal-line play “is just all about determination, who wants it more.”

Browns S Tashaun Gipson suffered a sprained knee during practice on Friday, as revealed by a precautionary MRI.

Steelers CB Ike Taylor hopes to move from playing the right side to following the other team’s best receiver, like he used to.

The Texans’ offensive linemen hope to raise $100,000 to donate in the name of teammate David Quessenberry to the Lymphoma Research Foundation.

Jaguars center Mike Brewster is preparing to take over as the team’s starting center, even though he has not yet played the position in a regular-season game during two years with the team.

Colts S Delano Howell hopes to remain in the starting lineup.

Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt is in no hurry to pick between kickers Travis Coon and Maikon Bonani.

The Broncos boast a quality group of defensive tackles.

Chiefs LB Joe Mays has a great chance to dislodge more pieces of Matt Schaub’s ear.

Raiders G Gabe Jackson, at six-three and 336 pounds, is ready to push some people around.

The Chargers now have a “three-headed monster” at running back.

J.J. Wilcox looks to be the favorite to start at safety for the Cowboys, with Barry Church.

Giants WR Victor Cruz expects the team’s new hurry-up approach on offense to debut in the preseason opener; Cruz says the starters will participate in 15-20 plays.

Eagles LB Najee Goode is getting some first-team reps in place of DeMeco Ryans.

Washington rookie LB Trent Murphy was called for illegal contact four times on Friday.

Bears RB Jordan Lynch isn’t getting many reps during training camp.

Lions WR Corey Fuller may be fast enough to win a roster spot.

Packers seventh-round WR Jeff Janis hasn’t practiced yet due to shingles.

Vikings LB Anthony Barr is moving all over the place.

Falcons LB/DE Kroy Biermann continues to work his way back from a torn Achilles tendon.

Panthers RB Kenjon Barner found 14 of the pounds that Jordan Gross lost.

Saints CB Champ Bailey was absent from Friday’s walk-through practice; coach Sean Payton declined comment on Bailey’s whereabouts.

Buccaneers WR Tommy Streeter has emerged as a star of training camp.

49ers offensive coordinator Greg Roman is impressed by the ability of rookie RB Carlos Hyde to pick up the offense.

Veteran OT Max Starks welcomes the chance to mentor younger Cardinals linemen.

The Rams’ 25 rookies got their first opportunity to practice on the turf at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday.

Seahawks DB DeShawn Shead has been filling plenty of roles in Seattle.