Tuesday morning one-liners

Bills coach Chan Gailey called LB Aaron Maybin’s roster spot “tenuous” in his Monday meeting with the media.

Sixteen rushing yards separated Dolphins RB Ronnie Brown from a $500,000 bonus.

The Patriots placed DL Ron Brace on injured reserve, opening a roster spot for LB Brandon Spikes.

QB Mark Sanchez is expected to be 100 percent healthy for the Jets’ playoff opener.

Ravens FB Le’Ron McClain isn’t happy with the way the team’s offense has been performing recently.

The Bengals’ first three draft choices lived up to their expectations.

Browns president Mike Holmgren admitted “there are some ifs,” but expressed confidence in QB Colt McCoy’s potential.

Said Steelers DE Brett Keisel, “It’s great to bounce back after we had a year like we had last year when we went on that skid in the second half of the season. It’s great to finish strong in the second half of the season this year. We’re proud to do that.”

While announcing that Gary Kubiak would return as coach, Texans owner Bob McNair also expressed support for G.M. Rick Smith.

Tickets to Saturday night’s Colts game are going for less money than usual on the secondary market.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew doesn’t understand why it is so hard for the Jaguars to sell tickets.

Titans RB Chris Johnson wasn’t humbled by his failure to make good on his prediction of 2,500 rushing yards.

Broncos assistant coaches will find out about their jobs on Wednesday.

Herman Edwards is happy that players he brought to the Chiefs are experiencing success this season.

Cam Inman of the Oakland Tribune thinks the Raiders would be crazy to fire coach Tom Cable.

QB Billy Volek is stuck between wanting to be a starter and wanting to remain with the Chargers.

The Cowboys signed OT Robert Brewster, WRs Jeff Moturi and Troy Bergeron, DE/OLB Alex Daniels, TE Jason Pociask, OG Travis Bright, LB Kelvin Smith, and CB Ross Weaver to reserve/future contracts.

Giants DE Osi Umenyiora needs hip surgery and may have it as soon as this week.

Eagles coach Andy Reid said that it is unlikely that LB Stewart Bradley plays this Sunday.

TE Chris Cooley had knee surgery Monday, one of five Redskins who will go under the knife in the days and weeks to come.

It looks like LB Pisa Tinoisamoa will be back in the starting lineup for the Bears’ first playoff game.

Lions LB Zach Follett’s career is still in jeopardy after his October neck injury.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy finds some faults with the job done by QB Aaron Rodgers and the offense this season.

After a talk with coach Leslie Frazier, WR Bernard Berrian said he expects to return to the Vikings for another year.

An MRI found no problems with Falcons CB Brian Williams’s knee.

CB Richard Marshall does not expect to be back with the Panthers next season.

With injuries in their backfield, the Saints signed RB DeShawn Wynn.

The Buccaneers believe 2010 was just the start of the good times in Tampa.

Cardinals QB John Skelton thinks he did enough in four starts to warrant a shot at the starting job next season.

Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo defended the lack of carries for RB Steven Jackson on Sunday night.

Said 49ers TE Vernon Davis of the Seahawks winning the NFC West, “We really deserved that. We had the better team. We were better than anybody — anybody we played. We were just as good, if not better. But we just couldn’t pull it off.”

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times likes the message the Seahawks sent with WR Mike Williams’s contract extension.