Wednesday morning one-liners

QB Levi Brown is back with the Bills.

The Dolphins defense needs to figure out a way to stop opposing tight ends.

Patriots P Zoltan Mesko is trying to become more consistent in games and practice.

The bets the Jets placed on DE Jason Taylor and RB LaDainian Tomlinson have paid off thus far.

Everyone in Baltimore is keeping close watch on Ravens RB Ray Rice’s knee.

Said Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, “Not too many teams have to make excuses for winning like that, but I
guess we do. So we’ll just move forward, and I’ll say little, our
players will say less, and that’s the way it will be.”

Browns LB Marcus Benard vowed to return to the lineup this weekend.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin doesn’t think Ray Rice’s status will change the Ravens personality.

CB Kareem Jackson’s transition to the pros hasn’t been as quick as the Texans were hoping. 

The Colts don’t expect to have a read on WR Pierre Garcon’s status until Friday or Saturday.

The Jaguars dropped LB Alvin Bowen to make room for QB Trent Edwards.

Alterraun Verner will start at corner for the Titans while Jason McCourty recovers from surgery.

The Broncos offense has been a split of good news and bad news so far this season.

Chiefs LB Tamba Hali lets his play do his talking for him.

Gwen Knapp of the San Francisco Chronicle thinks that QB Bruce Gradkowski justified the Raiders’ decision to start him last Sunday

Steve Wyche of doesn’t think the Chargers will be able to trade WR Vincent Jackson before the trade deadline.

The Cowboys have gotten contributions from several rookies in the first three weeks of the season.

Giants S Michael Johnson was placed on injured reserve and DB Brian Jackson was promoted from the practice squad.

Eagles T Winston Justice thinks this Sunday is made for second chances

The Redskins had WR Keenan Burton in for a workout on Tuesday.

By benching DT Tommie Harris, Bears coach Lovie Smith showed he’s willing to practice what he preaches.

The Lions need to find a way to put points on the board in the second half.  

Packers coach Mike McCarthy expressed happiness with how running backs Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn played this week.

Former Vikings coach Bud Grant compared Brett Favre to the late George Blanda.

Falcons WR Roddy White beat double coverage and turned in a key play in Sunday’s victory over the Saints.

The Panthers might be on the verge of signing OL Chris Morris.  

According to his agent, the Saints have assured K Garrett Hartley of a future with the team.

Said Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris, “Safe to say, in a live situation, in live bullets, that LeGarrette
Blount has earned the short yardage and goal line back role from now on.”

The Cardinals have rushed for more than 100 yards in each of their first three games, the first time they’ve done that since 1988.

The Rams defense has done a lot more bending than breaking this season.  

49ers RB Frank Gore played every offensive snap on Sunday and WR Michael Crabtree played 61 of 62 snaps.

The Seahawks signed offensive linemen Allen Barbre and Breno Giacomini and released offensive linemen Mike Gibson and Mansfield Wrotto.