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Saturday one-liners

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Dolphins coach Joe Philbin showed off his dance moves at a $125-per-plate dinner.  (For an extra $125, the attendees didn’t have to watch it.)

Could Bills QB EJ Manuel truly be ready for a breakout season?

With a weak current corps of tight ends, Patriots FB James Develin, a defensive lineman in college, caught his first ever touchdown pass on Friday night.

As the Jets prepare to return to Cincinnati for a preseason game, QB Geno Smith isn’t thinking about last year’s game there, which included Smith being yanked in the second half.

The Ravens expect to have a tough decision when it comes to awarding the final two or three receiver spots on the depth chart.

After two years of bringing training camp back to Cincinnati, the Bengals may never leave again.

Browns DT Phil Taylor, who grew up 15 minutes from FedEx Field, looks forward to Monday night’s game there against Washington.

Steelers rookie DL Daniel McCullers, at 358 pounds, is tough to move.

Here are five things to watch for those unfortunate enough to watch the Texans’ second preseason game.

With starter Khaled Holmes injured, Colts C Jonotthan Harrison will likely get plenty of work on Saturday night.

The Jaguars will re-evaluate RT Austin Pasztor’s broken hand in a month; Cam Bradfield takes over in Pasztor’s absence.

Titans RB Shonn Greene doesn’t think he did any serious damage to his knee on Friday night.

Broncos WR Jordan Norwodd has been “kind of the surprise guy of camp,” according to teammate Wes Welker.

Chiefs DE Jaye Howard gets motivation from his new twins.

Raiders rookie LB Khalil Mack played three quarters on Friday night, ultimately notching a sack against a Detroit third-string tackle.

Chargers DL Sean Lissemore (ankle) and S Jahleel Addae (hamstring) left Friday night’s game against Seattle.

The Cowboys saw training-camp attendance in Oxnard fall from 58,522 in 2013 to 50,592 in 2014.

WR Rueben Randle wants to get a chance to expand the recent history of Giants making big catches in the Super Bowl.

Injuries weren’t much of a problem for the Eagles in 2013; this year, it’s a different story.

Washington coach Jay Gruden plans to play the team’s starters for a quarter on Monday night against Cleveland.

Bears QB Jimmy Clausen was hampered for several plays on Thursday night by headset issues.

Lions WR Golden Tate draws motivation from “little-man syndrome.”

The Packers have begun the process of “dabbling” in analytics, according to G.M. Ted Thompson.

Former Vikings QB Rich Gannon thinks his former team was smart to get Teddy Bridgewater instead of Johnny Manziel.

The Panthers gave WR Kelvin Benjamin some new looks in practice, including jamming him at the line, double-covering him, and rolling a safety to his side of the field.

With starter Drew Brees injured, the Saints’ backup quarterbacks are doing well.

Even though it’s the preseason, the Buccaneers want to put on a good show for the locals in the 2014 home debut against Miami.

28-yard-old Falcons RB Antone Smith hasn’t lost his speed.

What does Cardinals coach Bruce Arians expect from K Jay Feely on Saturday?  Perfection.

Rams TE Justice Cunningham is working hard to win a roster spot.

49ers WR Michael Crabtree (hamstring) may play on Sunday.

Seahawks DE O’Brien Schofield is making a case for a spot in the rotation along the defensive line.

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8 Responses to “Saturday one-liners”
  1. Heretopissuoff says: Aug 16, 2014 3:24 PM

    Matt Mcgloin has swag Mj clone
    Khalil Mack> Clowney and Barr

  2. dukeearl says: Aug 16, 2014 3:39 PM

    late today.. almost needed to call this the “Almost Sunday One Liners.

  3. hyzers says: Aug 16, 2014 4:03 PM

    It was amusing seeing a handful of Oakland’s starters put back in the game during the 4th quarter last night.

  4. Eli Pacheco says: Aug 16, 2014 4:20 PM

    E.j. Manuel looked strong and sharp last Friday at Carolina. And comfortable in the pocket.

  5. Commenting off the bench. . . says: Aug 16, 2014 4:21 PM

    It was amusing seeing a handful of Oakland’s starters put back in the game during the 4th quarter last night.
    ==================================

    Also noticed the Seahawks had most of their starters in until the half. The reigning world champs, who probably have their roster set, played against a team who got into the playoffs by the skin of their teeth, and whose roster spots are still very much in flux needed a full half “just to make sure”?

  6. jmethane says: Aug 16, 2014 6:03 PM

    O’Brian Schofield who wasn’t good enough for the Giants(guffaw) is battling for good time on the best d in the biz? Giants are crazy.

  7. rajbais says: Aug 16, 2014 6:06 PM

    The fall in Oxnard is a great indicator that the cowboys are NO longer America’s team.

  8. natelan says: Aug 16, 2014 7:00 PM

    Heretopissuoff says:
    Aug 16, 2014 3:24 PM
    Matt Mcgloin has swag Mj clone
    Khalil Mack> Clowney and
    ——————-
    You’re proud, that after wasting millions of dollars and an early pick on Schaub and Carr, that your affordable third string QB is your best QB after all?

    I would be embarrassed if my team was such a poor judge of talent, that it tried to replace a young, cheap, talented McLovin with a pick-6-machine and a Carr brother.

    #32 for a reason

    Rolando McClain version 1.0 > Rolando McClain version 2.0

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