Sunday morning one-liners

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S Delano Howell is making a bid for more playing time with the Bills.

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin deemed T Jonathan Martin’s play not “God awful” against the Panthers.

Five Olympic medalists will be honored at the Patriots’ game on Monday night.

RB Shonn Greene is frustrated with the Jets offense continually shooting itself in the foot.

Ravens LB Courtney Upshaw didn’t stand out in his preseason debut.

A look at some of the good and the bad from the Bengals’ game against the Falcons.

Browns RB Montario Hardesty bounced back well from an early fumble on Thursday.

Steelers G David DeCastro will get a chance to see Stanford teammate Andrew Luck on Sunday.

Texans LB Brian Cushing has sore ribs after Saturday night’s game.

The Colts expect a stiffer test for QB Andrew Luck against the Steelers.

Gene Frenette of the Florida Times-Union thinks it is time for RB Maurice Jones-Drew to run back to the Jaguars.

The Titans were happy with S Robert Johnson’s play in his first start.

The Broncos used RB Lance Ball as a receiver often against the Seahawks.

Chiefs players think WR Dwayne Bowe looks ready for action.

Even on interceptions, Raiders WR Rod Streater finds a way to impress the coaches.

Jay Paris of the North County Times didn’t like what he saw from the Chargers.

Said Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne of his preseason debut, “I was looking for them to come after me every snap. I just tried to play as honest and as square as I could.”

Giants LB Mark Herzlich was forced from Saturday’s game with a hip pointer.

T King Dunlap thinks he’s getting the hang of Eagles offensive line coach Howard Mudd’s techniques.

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins got a boost of confidence from the way he played against the Bears.

The Bears offensive line had a better go of it in their second preseason game.

Are Lions WR Calvin Johnson’s numbers headed for a drop?

Guards T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton have emerged as the leaders of the Packers line.

Breaking down the performance of Vikings rookie K Blair Walsh.

The Falcons reached an injury settlement with WR Michael Calvin.

The Panthers waived-injured CB Nate Ness as a result of a concussion and signed C Scott Mruczkowski.

Said Saints coach Joe Vitt of CB Patrick Robinson’s play in his return from a shoulder injury, “Listen, I don’t care who you are or how many years you’ve played in the league, playing this game isn’t like riding a bike.  You learn to ride a bike when you’re three years old.  You can ride one when you’re 80 if you can get on it.  You have to be fine-tuned to play this game at a high level.  It’s a game of angles and timing.  You have to be in sync.  Patrick was a little rusty early in the game last night missing some tackles, but that’s why we play these games and that’s why we practice every day.”

Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano thought TE Danny Noble did a decent job filling in for the injured Luke Stocker.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt is keeping every door open when it comes to replacing T Levi Brown.

Rams WR Brian Quick might just be an indoor guy after all.

LB Eric Bakhtiari played all four quarters for the 49ers.

The Seahawks rushed for 224 yards on Saturday night.