Monday morning one-liners


An improved run defense is giving the Bills some hope for the 2011 season.

The Dolphins hope changes to their linebacking corps makes life difficult for opposing tight ends.

TE Garrett Mills is back with the Patriots.

Said Jets WR Santonio Holmes of Plaxico Burress’ touchdown catch, “On a scale of 1 to 10, I’d probably give it a 15.”

The new members of the Ravens have made an immediate impact.

Said Bengals QB Andy Dalton after a second straight poor showing for the offense, “We’ve got to keep getting better, and we all know it.”

Browns RB Montario Hardesty plans to make his 2011 debut on Thursday night.

The Steelers got good news about injured tackles Jonathan Scott and Marcus Gilbert.

Said Colts DE Robert Mathis, “We’re still getting better. Things never are as bad as they seem.”

The Jaguars defense hasn’t recorded a sack through two playoff games.

RB Jamie Harper is putting himself in line for playing time with the Titans regardless of how the Chris Johnson saga plays out.

The aggressiveness of the Broncos defense is a welcome change from last season.

The Chiefs are sorting through their kick and punt return options.

The violence at the Raiders-49ers game could have a big impact.

RB Ryan Mathews’ touchdown helped lift the Chargers running game to a decent night.

The Cowboys saw the good and bad of QB Tony Romo on Sunday night.

Travis Beckum aims to fill the void at tight end for the Giants.

Jason LaCanfora of isn’t betting against Eagles QB Michael Vick.

Keep an eye on the Bears’ offensive line against the Giants Monday night.

Lions T Jeff Backus practiced for the first time this season on Sunday.

QB Graham Harrell has strengthened his hold on a Packers roster spot.

The Vikings need to figure out what they’re doing at right guard.

A decision about whether Falcons DE Ray Edwards plays in the third preseason game will be made later this week.

DE Greg Hardy returned to practice after a motorcycle accident and was put right into the Panthers starting lineup.

Larry Holder of thinks Saints RB Mark Ingram compares favorably to Reggie Bush.

Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris altered the team’s practice schedule over the weekend.

Looking at Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald’s skill when making catches over his shoulder.

The potential of the Rams offense was on display Saturday against the Titans.

Converted defensive end Bruce Miller is making a strong play for the 49ers’ fullback job.

The Seahawks are optimistic about T Russell Okung’s ankle injury, but they are concerned about TE John Carlson’s labrum.