Saturday morning one-liners

The Bills will host the Buccaneers for the first time in history on Sunday.

Dolphins LB Joey Porter said that the defense will try to use Colts WR Anthony Gonzalez’s absence to their advantage.

Patriots LB Adalius Thomas was slapped with a $5,000 fine for his roughing the passer penalty on Monday night.

Jets coach Rex Ryan said that he’ll be keeping a close eye on DT Kris Jenkins’ physical condition during Sunday’s game.

The Ravens are hoping to get more pressure on Chargers QB Philip Rivers on Sunday than they did during a sackless 2007 game.

Evan Mathis will start in place of the injured Nate Livings at left guard for the Bengals. 

Browns WR Josh Cribbs said the Browns coaches know they need to let him throw out of the Wildcat to make it more effective.

Steelers WR Limas Sweed will miss Sunday’s game with a foot injury, which means more playing time for rookie Mike Wallace.

With WR Andre’ Davis out with a concussion, WR Jacoby Jones will handle punt and kickoff returns for the Texans.

Cots RB Joseph Addai reminisced about the 2007 game when his pants split and exposed his rear end for all to see.

The Jaguars will move DT Atiyyah Ellison to end to compensate for Reggie Hayward’s injury.

Are the Titans working extra hard to protect K Rob Bironas’s confidence.

Shannon Sharpe said that he hopes to speak to Broncos WR Brandon Marshall while he’s with the team for his induction into the Ring of Honor this weekend.

Other than not fumbling the football, Chiefs coach Todd Haley couldn’t come up with any positives about his running game in Week One.

Raiders coach Tom Cable held out hope that WR/KR Johnnie Lee Higgins will be healthy enough to play.

Said Chargers coach of RB Michael Bennett, whose role expands this week, “Michael is a pro. He obviously showed
during the preseason he’s still got the explosiveness, the elusiveness.”

George W. and Laura Bush will attend the Cowboys game on Sunday night.

Giants S Kenny Phillips expects his knee injury will nag him all season.

Eagles DE Victor Abiamiri has had trouble avoiding injuries in his career and is now bothered by a groin injury.

Redskins DT Anthony Montgomery is hoping to find his way back onto the team’s active roster.

Said Bears S Kevin Payne of losing his starting job to Danieal Manning, “Am I’m frustrated? No. My mind-set is to try and do
what I can to help this team get ready for Pittsburgh. Everybody has
adversity.  You just have to learn how to fight through it.”

Lions T Gosder Cherlius has no regrets about a low block that injured Vikings DE Jared Allen last season.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy’s edict that players have to practice on Friday to play on Sunday probably won’t apply to G Daryn Colledge.

Depending on how the Twins fare for the rest of the baseball season, the Vikings might need to move their October 5th game to Green Bay.

The Falcons want to do a better job running the ball this week.

Panthers S Charles Godfrey will have his hands full with Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez this Sunday.

Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune thinks the Saints wide receivers will see varying amounts of playing time from week to week because of different skills.

Buccaneers LB Barrett Ruud shot down rumors that he is closing in on a contract extension with the team.

Cardinals LB Gerald Hayes said he’s comfortable getting more praise from coaches than from outside sources.

Coach Steve Spagnuolo is working to make sure the Rams maintain an optimistic attitude.

The 49ers expect Tony Pashos to see snaps at right tackle this week.

There’s a chance that T Walter Jones could return to the Seahawks this week.