Monday morning one-liners


Bryan Scott’s position might not be clear, but his importance to the Bills defense doesn’t rely on such definitions.

Said Dolphins LB Karlos Dansby of the defense, “We haven’t shown ourselves. We’ve got a lot to prove as a unit. We need to go out there and get the job done.”

The Patriots kick off a busy 10-day stretch on Monday night.

What’s the biggest problem with the Jets offense?

Injured Ravens tight ends Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta are on the road back to the team.

The Bengals are happy with how staying home for training camp worked out.

Browns rookie T Mitchell Schwartz feels like he’s improved since the start of camp.

The Steelers suffered another injury at linebacker on Sunday night.

There’s no clear leader in the Texans kicking competition.

Said Colts coach Chuck Pagano of QB Andrew Luck’s play after early struggles, “He was able to come back and put it behind him. And we saw that in him back in college. He’s able to bring his team back. There was nothing too surprising to see him put those drives together.”

The Jaguars aren’t opening up the backup quarterback job to a competition.

The Titans expect S Jordan Babineaux to return to practice on Thursday.

Playing in the two-minute offense has agreed with the Broncos.

Said Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson, “You’re never as good as you think you are. But you’re never as bad as you thought you were after a loss like this either.”

The Raiders got RB Taiwan Jones back at practice.

The Chargers are looking forward to their workouts with the Cowboys.

A look at the film from the Cowboys’ second preseason game.

The Giants are relieved the news wasn’t worse about RB Ahmad Bradshaw’s hand.

LB Keenan Clayton is making a strong bid for an Eagles roster spot.

The secondary struggled for the Redskins in their game against the Bears.

KR Eric Weems has started to make an impression on the Bears.

Lions KR Stefan Logan sat out practice with an ailing ankle on Sunday.

Defensive coordinator Dom Capers is still working on the Packers secondary.

Vikings LB Audie Cole helped his chances of making the team this week.

The Falcons were content with their pass protection against the Bengals.

Panthers WR Steve Smith took a day off to rest his sore foot.

Setting the odds for the identity of the Saints’ interim coach.

Buccaneers DT Roy Miller has responded well to a new tilted alignment.

Cardinals CB Justin Bethel has made a big jump to the NFL.

The Rams won’t be holding back their starters in the preseason finale.

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee writes that 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is keeping everyone guessing about the offense.

WR Deon Butler has been playing a bigger role than his size might suggest for the Seahawks in the preseason.