Thursday morning one-liners

Bills WR James Hardy practiced for the first time since August 10th.

The trade of Greg Camarillo opens up opportunities for other Dolphins receivers.

Bill Reynolds of the Providence Journal thinks that the Patriots have allowed the Jets to get into their heads.

The Jets defense hasn’t gotten much work against starting quarterbacks and that won’t change against the Redskins.

Ravens LB Jason Phillips has had a good preseason but still might wind up being a victim of the numbers game.

Bengals LB Keith Rivers hopes to make more big plays this season.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer is hearing that the Browns will keep QB Colt McCoy “barring an unforeseen circumstance.”

CB Keenan Lewis saw some time with the starting Steelers defense on Wednesday.

With Trindon Holliday out for the season, WR Jacoby Jones will return punts for the Texans.

The Colts won’t have LT Charlie Johnson on the field on Thursday night.

The Jaguars still have three-way battles at left guard and free safety to sort out before the season starts.

Titans WR Nate Washington’s troublesome left wrist caused him more problems at Wednesday’s practice.

Mario Haggan is happy that the Broncos have moved him back to inside linebacker.

Chiefs T Ryan O’Callaghan sat out practice on Wednesday with an injury to his leg.  

Raiders RB Darren McFadden had teammates oohing and aahing in his return to practice after a hamstring injury.

Said Chargers running backs coach Ollie Wilson of the differences between RB Ryan Mathews and LaDainian Tomlinson, “We expect a lot of Ryan,
he’s going to have to be productive, but he doesn’t have to feel like
he’s The Guy. That’s the major difference.”

Alex Barron will move into the Cowboys starting lineup at right tackle against the Texans.

Giants QB Eli Manning has a new helmet that he and the team hopes stays on better than the one he wore against the Jets.

G Todd Herremans and RB Mike Bell are expected to see their first preseason action against the Chiefs.

Former Redskins LB Chris Hanburger was approved by the Hall of Fame’s senior committee on Wednesday and now he’ll go up for a vote before the entire panel.  

If history holds, the Bears might want to be sure that their backup quarterbacks are ready for action.

Lions DE Jared DeVries is getting a second opinion on his knee and will know soon if he’ll be able to play this season.

Packers rookie RB James Starks is all but certain to start the season on the PUP list.

Chris Cook is expected to start at right corner for the Vikings on Saturday after spending most of camp on the left side.

Falcons DE Lawrence Sidbury has shown improvement in his second year and should get more time with the first team.

Panthers offensive coordinator Jeff Davidson said the team isn’t sure whether Hunter Cantwell or Tony Pike will be the third quarterback.  

Count Saints QB Drew Brees among those opposed to an 18-game regular season.

Buccaneers KR Clifton Smith’s recurrent injury problems make it sound a lot like he’s suffering from gout.

Cardinals rookie QB Max Hall took some snaps with the second team on Wednesday.

The Rams would like to see a few receivers break from the pack during Thursday’s game.

DB Phillip Adams is the latest candidate for the 49ers’ punt return gig.

Seahawks P Jon Ryan said that his contract extension allowed him to spend more time honing his game during the offseason.