Wednesday morning one-liners

Bills CB Terrence McGee is expected to test his knee for the first time on Wednesday since having minor surgery.

DE Jason Taylor might already be thinking about returning to the Dolphins next season.

The Patriots signed LB Thomas Williams, who played six games for the Jaguars in 2008, to their practice squad.

The Jets say that they’ve returned to work following their bye with a renewed sense of purpose.

Kevin Cowherd of the Baltimore Sun thinks it is up to LB Ray Lewis to put the Ravens back on track.

Geoff Hobson of hands out some midseason awards to the Bengals.

LB Jason Trusnik feels like he’s made a smooth transition following his trade to the Browns.

Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is full of praise for LB James Harrison’s versatility.

Turnovers have been the biggest frustration for Texans coach Gary Kubiak this season.

Paul Kuharsky of breaks down Colts LB Clint Session’s key interception from Sunday’s victory.

Said Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew of having the most rushing yards through eight games in franchise history, “It happens. The O-line does a good job, that’s what it comes down to. Those guys block their butts off the whole time.”

The Titans worked out several players, including veteran LB Jamie Winborn, and signed LB Eric Bakhtiari to their practice squad.

The Broncos have dropped 11 spots on the NFL’s team rushing list in the last two weeks.

The Chiefs will try to eliminate the mental lapses that contributed to a Raiders win in the teams’ first meeting this season.

Paul Gutierrez of the Sacramento Bee gives the Raiders a “D” on their midseason report card.

Said Chargers coach Norv Turner, “I have no control over being liked. You can give a strong
performance and lose a close game. You can play poorly and everything’s fine.
You can’t get caught up in the bumps along the way.”

Bubble screens to WR Kevin Ogletree worked well for the Cowboys against the Eagles.

Paul Schwartz of the New York Post thinks the Giants are living off their Super Bowl past.

If the Eagles aren’t getting the ball to WR DeSean Jackson, they’re struggling offensively

A week-by-week look at the Redskins season.

The Bears are gearing up for their matchup with one of the franchise’s greatest players, 49ers coach Mike Singletary.

Lions S Louis Delmas takes stock of his progress halfway through his rookie season.

Pete Dougherty of the Green Bay Press-Gazette wonders how Packers QB Aaron Rodgers will respond to mounting criticism of his play.

LB Kenny Onatolu has been a big reason why the Vikings special teams have improved this season.

Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez and his wife posed in the nude for a new PETA ad.

The Panthers signed LB Kelvin Smith off their practice squad to replace LB Thomas Davis.

Said Saints CB Jabari Greer, “It’s a long season and people like to analyze where you are at a
certain point. But as a competitor, you realize it
doesn’t matter until it’s over.”If we continue to do this, then
we have something special. But if we don’t, we’re going to be the team
that could have, you know? That should have.”

Buccaneers S Will Allen may miss the rest of the season after having thumb surgery on Tuesday.

Said Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, “We have a number of games, where if we don’t make mistakes, we could be
in a better position than we are in right now. At 5-3, we want better.”

The Rams promoted LB Dominic Douglas to the active roster and signed CB Marcus Brown to the practice squad. 

John Crumpacker of the San Francisco Chronicle takes a look at the 49ers position-by-position at the halfway point of the season.

The Seahawks signed practice squad DE Derek Wallace to their active roster.