Tuesday morning one-liners

CB Drayton Florence has proven to be a wise free agent signing by the Bills.

Dolphins coach Tony Sparano said that G Justin Smiley’s demotion from the starting lineup is no longer because of his shoulder injury.

Eric Smith will remain the starting free safety for the Jets on Thursday night.

Jubilation about beating the Steelers was in short supply for a Ravens offensive line that allowed five sacks.

The Bengals signed CB Mike Mickens to their practice squad and released CB Antonio Smith.

Ahtyba Rubin, the only player remaining from the Browns’ 2008 draft, will step in at nose tackle with Shaun Rogers out of the lineup.

Said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, “We will unleash hell here in December because we have to. We won’t go
in a shell. We’ll go into attack mode, because that’s what’s required.”

Texans QB Matt Schaub said that fans shouldn’t “get up out of their seats before the game’s over, not leave the game, not boo us, just hang in there with us.”

The Colts didn’t go overboard in celebration of clinching their division title.

The Jaguars hope that a three-game homestand gives them a leg up in the battle for a playoff spot.

Titans coach Jeff Fisher thinks the final drive on Sunday was helped by RB Chris Johnson playing a decoy role.

The Broncos expect to have T Ryan Harris back at practice this week after a month lost to a toe injury.

NFL Network microphones caught Chiefs coach Todd Haley telling RB Jamaal Charles that he won’t play if he keeps fumbling.

Raiders S Mike Mitchell still hopes to get a chance to prove those who doubted his draft status wrong.

Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union-Tribune doesn’t think there’s any reason for the Chargers to wait to sign coach Norv Turner to an extension.

The Cowboys dropped CB Jamar Love from their practice squad and signed CB Marquis Floyd and LB Donovan Woods.

The Giants have held players-only meetings during their skid, but say they haven’t seen any results.

If DeSean Jackson can’t play Sunday, the Eagles will be awfully thin at wide receiver.

The Redskins promoted LB Alvin Bowen and DE Rob Jackson from the practice squad.

Chris Williams may switch from right to left tackle if the Bears don’t have Orlando Pace.

Although S Louis Delmas picked up a 15-yard penalty on Thanksgiving, Lions coach Jim Schwartz said he wouldn’t coach him to play any differently.

Assuming T Chad Clifton is able to play, the Packers will start the same offensive line for a third straight game this week.

The Vikings have 62 “explosive” pass completions (16 yards or more) this season, second only to the Saints.

Falcons coach Mike Smith said the team won’t add a quarterback to the active roster in Matt Ryan’s absence.

Said Panthers QB Matt Moore when asked if he’ll play this week, “What do you want me to say? I don’t
know. I’m going to be real cliché and repetitive, and say I’m going to
prepare and be ready to go if called upon.”

Although K Connor Barth had a 46-yard punt on Sunday, the Buccaneers plan to audition punters to replace the injured Dirk Johnson.

The Cardinals can’t afford to dwell on their loss to the Titans with the Vikings next on the slate. 

Rams T Jason Smith felt good enough to joke around after a concussion-related scare during Sunday’s game.

49ers T Joe Staley anticipates being able to play against the Cardinals on December 14th.

Seahawks coach Jim Mora said that he still considers Julius Jones the team’s top running back.