Said Bills LB Kiko Alonso of rehabilitating his surgically repaired left knee, “It stinks. But you’ve just got to be optimistic about it and keep grinding. Because if you do everything you need to do in you rehab, it’ll come back stronger.”
Dolphins WR Mike Wallace on matching up with Patriots CB Darrelle Revis: “He’s a good player. He’s a really smart, crafty guy. He’s going to be in the right spots. You’ve got to move him off your spots because he’s a guy that’s not going to be fooled with moving, jerking around at the line. You’ve got to get going, get to your spots and be fast out of your breaks.”
A woman robbed a bank while wearing Patriots gear.
If nothing else, the New York media likes Jets coach Rex Ryan for not being as boring as Eric Manigni.
Can Owen Daniels have a real impact in Baltimore’s offense?
The Bengals enter the season relatively healthy.
Said Jim Brown of Browns QB Johnny Manziel, “So he’s an outgoing individual that loves to party and loves to be himself, but he produces on the field. So what do you want? Just a good guy that’s not going to produce? Or do you want a guy that’s a little flamboyant?”
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin won’t say if running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount were disciplined by the team for their arrests: “That will be between us,” Tomlin said.
Case Keenum tweeted after being cut by the Texans: “It’s been an honor to call Houston home the last 9 yrs. Love this city and you guys.”
The Colts are going for their seventh straight win over the Broncos on Sunday night.
Here’s how a sports writer in England looks at the Jaguars, who play one “home” game each year in London.
There are big questions about the Titans’ defense heading into the season.
Chargers CB Shareece Wright proposed to his girlfriend, after first reading this U-T San Diego story aloud to her and a group of family and friends.
The key to playing against Broncos QB Peyton Manning may be not getting discouraged when he inevitably makes some plays that makes your defense looks bad.
Chiefs K Cairo Santos was born in Brazil.
Is Raiders QB Derek Carr starting his career in a better place than his brother David, who never panned out as the No. 1 overall pick of the Texans?
Regardless of the publicity Michael Sam will bring to the Cowboys, he has the potential to help their defense.
Giants RB Andre Williams got married over Labor Day Weekend.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly when asked if he’ll have a short leash with K Cody Parkey: “Well, I don’t have another kicker, so it’s not like we’re going to put the No. 2 guy in,”
A Washington Post columnist says Robert Griffin III needs to refine his skills, both on the field and off.
Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi plans to spread the wealth with his play calling.
Bears LB Lance Briggs has opened a restaurant.
Here’s a look at some of the best defenses in Packers history.
The Vikings have seven new starters in their base defense this season.
Falcons offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter on what stands out about the Saints defense: “Their front, how hard and consistent their front plays, the consistently-good play of their middle linebacker [Curtis Lofton] and obviously, they have the new addition of [Jairus] Byrd at free safety; we’ve played against him before at Buffalo and have a lot of respect for his play. It’s a rivalry game against a great defense and we know that it will be a great challenge for our guys, but one that everyone is looking forward to.”
Panthers WR Brenton Bersin is only the second player from Wofford College to make an NFL roster. The first is Panthers owner Jerry Richardson.
Saints owner Tom Benson is getting a bronze statue in New Orleans.
The Bucs are doing all they can to boost attendance.
Former Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley is now with the Chargers, and he may be well-positioned to help his new team get ready to face his old team.
If you’re driving to the Rams’ opener, expect some traffic issues.
Said 49ers G Alex Boone of ending his holdout, “I wanted to be back here.”
Seahawks fans are urged to leave home an hour earlier than usual for Thursday night’s opener, as traffic will be substantial.