Tuesday morning one-liners


Bills starters won’t see much time in Thursday’s preseason opener.

Home improvements are the first order of business after Dolphins P Brandon Fields’ contract extension.

Patriots QB Brian Hoyer hopes to shine during his preseason playing time.

Said Jets QB Mark Sanchez of the team’s younger receivers, “Maybe slow it down a little bit, try and bring those guys along, give them a little tag here and there remind them of stuff after the play after a series or so. But at some point, we’ve got to go full speed. You can’t baby them.”

DT Haloti Ngata looked good at Ravens practice, but T Bryant McKinnie didn’t.

Brandon Tate is listed as the starting receiver opposite A.J. Green on the first Bengals depth chart.

The Browns altered their Tuesday schedule so some coaches and executives can attend Garrett Reid’s funeral.

Young cornerbacks are learning on the job with the Steelers.

Texans CB Kareem Jackson is getting tutored by veteran teammate Jonathan Joseph.

CB Jerraud Powers has taken on more leadership duties at Colts camp.

Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union thinks the Jaguars gave in to get WR Justin Blackmon signed.

Titans WR Kendall Wright was fine after an awkward landing during practice.

Broncos rookie RB Ronnie Hillman has been slowed by a hamstring injury.

The Chiefs want more from their return game this season.

P Marquette King is getting a chance to show his stuff while the Raiders wait for P Shane Lechler’s full recovery from a knee injury.

LB Jarret Johnson has brought a new toughness to the Chargers.

Cowboys RB Felix Jones knows this could be his final year in Dallas.

Giants rookie TE Adrien Robinson is having a problem with dropped passes.

Mat McBriar has the early lead on the Eagles punting job.

G Chris Chester sprained his ankle at Redskins practice.

Bears WR Dane Sanzenbacher has earned some praise from QB Jay Cutler.

RB Kevin Smith is getting plenty of opportunities to show the Lions what he can do on the field.

Home cooking helped Packers LB Jamari Lattimore put on weight before a move to inside linebacker.

S Harrison Smith and DE/LB Everson Griffin saw time with the Vikings first team defense on Monday.

The Falcons passing offense looked good in the team’s joint practice with the Titans.

The Panthers are taking a cautious path with WR David Gettis.

The Saints waived CB Laron Scott, who made a special teams blunder on Sunday night, and G Scott Winnewisser, and signed WR Kevin Hardy and LB Ramon Humber.

LB Lavonte David is picking up the Buccaneers defense quickly.

The status of running backs Beanie Wells and Ryan Williams is a big question for the Cardinals this week.

The Rams are looking healthier in the secondary.

49ers S Cory Nelms was granted an early exit from practice to watch girlfriend T’erea Brown compete in the semifinals of the 400 meter hurdles in London.

Jerry Brewer of the Seattle Times calls the Seahawks’ decision to sign WR Terrell Owens a dangerous move.