Tuesday morning one-liners

Bills S Donte Whitner likes the idea of QB Michael Vick joining the team.

Bill Parcells has struck up a friendship with a homeless man who he’s invited to several Dolphins games in the past.

The Patriots moved Vince Wilfork off the nose against the Dolphins and were happy with the results.

RB Leon Washington, on a motorized scooter after surgery on his broken leg, stopped by Jets practice on Monday.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn’t offer an enthusiastic vote of confidence in K Steve Hauschka.

The Bengals re-signed OL Scoot Kooistra to fill the roster spot vacated by injured WR Chris Henry. 

Browns TE Michael Gaines greeted reporters on Monday by saying “Welcome to a new season.”

The Texans plan to speak to the NFL about the decision to overturn a call on RB Ryan Moats’s fumble.

Colts coach Jim Caldwell doesn’t see the team’s rash of injuries as a crisis.

The Jaguars would like to break the cycle that has their record at .500 since the start of the 2006 season.

Titans RB Chris Johnson is averaging 6.7 yards per carry, the best mark for the league’s leading rusher through nine weeks since 1970.

Said Chiefs QB Matt Cassel of RB Jamaal Charles, “You can see he’s got the speed and the suddenness and the big-play
potential. He’s able to make plays out of nothing. I
hope we can get that out of him.”

On Monday, the Raiders had G Robert Gallery, T Cornell Green, RB Darren McFadden and WR Chaz Schilens participating in the same practice for the first time since August 18th.

The Chargers were happy to see LB Shawne Merriman’s two key sacks during Sunday’s victory.

Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News cautions the Cowboys about getting too complacent now that they’re on top of the NFC East.

Said Giants coach Tom Coughlin of complaints that RB Brandon Jacobs didn’t get the ball enough on Sunday, “It’s funny you guys weren’t talking about this a couple of weeks ago when you didn’t think he was playing that well.”

Eagles RB Brian Westbrook’s right ankle is bothering him again.

The Redskins may move Fred Smoot to safety to help cover for the absence of Chris Horton.

Said Bears president Ted Phillips, “We expected better. I know Lovie [Smith] knows how to get things
turned around, so does Jerry [Angelo]. From the top down, there’s
disappointment but still believe we can pull it out.”

The Lions claimed CB Jack Williams off of waivers from the Broncos and released CB Jason David.

The Packers may replace LG Daryn Colledge with T.J. Lang as they try to fix their leaky offensive line.  

Vikings CB Antoine Winfield did some light work during practice on Monday, but the timetable for his full return remains uncertain.

Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal Constitution thinks it would be “off-the-charts cool” if Falcons coach Mike Smith got suspended for fighting with Redskins CB DeAngelo Hall.

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams has fumbled three times this season, but coach John Fox doesn’t think he has a chronic problem.

Saints LT Jermon Bushrod has steadily improved throughout the season and all but shut out Panthers DE Julius Peppers on Sunday.

Buccaneers players wouldn’t mind wearing the old orange jerseys again.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said that he still has confidence in QB Matt Leinart despite the backup’s interception on Sunday.

Rams G Richie Incognito is no longer wearing a protective boot on his left foot, but the team doesn’t expect him to practice or play this week.

QB Alex Smith had four turnovers against the Titans, but 49ers coach Mike Singletary absolved him of blame for all but one of them.

Seahawks coach Jim Mora acknowledged that he’d like more balance offensively, but won’t run the ball at the expense of winning games.