Thursday morning one-liners


Bills defensive coordinator Dave Wannstedt’s first priority is tightening up a red-zone defense that was last in the league last year.

For Dolphins rookie FB Jorvorskie Lane, a chance at the NFL is a dream for a guy who was moving furniture six months ago.

The Patriots gave exclusive rights free agent Kyle Love a one-year extension, with a $500,000 signing bonus.

Jets WR Jeremy Kerley was back on the field, three weeks after a hamstring injury.

The Ravens’ starting offense has reached the end zone just once in seven drives, making tonight’s game against the Jags a crucial dress rehearsal.

The Bengals have been encouraged by how smoothly things are going on offense to this point.

The Browns set a training camp attendance record (and the question is why).

First-round RG David DeCastro has improved in recent weeks, and will become just the fourth rookie lineman to start an opener for the Steelers.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak is willing to let his players bake in the heat because he’s not a fan of the artificial turf in their indoor facility.

Colts owner Jim Irsay insisted on improved special teams play (he must have sent GM Ryan Grigson a DM).

Jaguars owner Shad Khan is spending a little money to improve the player experience (unless you’re Maurice Jones-Drew).

The Titans are hoping QB Jake Locker can relax a bit now that he’s been named the starter.

Broncos CB Champ Bailey’s taking over the leadership role once held by Brian Dawkins.

Chiefs TE Kevin Boss has formed a quick bond with QB Matt Cassel.

Raiders backup C Alex Parsons, a former practice squader, has fit in nicely.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers is playing, even without 60 percent of his offensive line.

Hall of Famer Deion Sanders said he’s been impressed with the Cowboys’ CB play.

DT Marcus Thomas was afraid his career might have been over before the Giants called.

Eagles DT Cullen Jenkins has apologized to coach Andy Reid three times, and now they’re ready to move beyond their televised shouting match.

Former Redskins (and many other teams’) punter Tom Tupa was ruled eligible for worker’s compensation for a career-ending knee injury suffered during warm-ups in 2005, by Maryland’s highest court.

The Bears are well-stocked with return options, but Lorenzo Booker hopes his 105-yard kickoff return touchdown buys him a roster spot.

Lions DE Willie Young has been a true catch for the Lions out of the seventh round of the draft.

Packers GM Ted Thompson said to not look for his team on Hard Knocks anytime soon — or ever.

After sitting behind Ray Edwards in the past, Vikings DE Brian Robison said: “They’re going to have to pull teeth to get me out of the game.”

Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan prefers to coach from the press box rather than the sidelines.

Panthers WR Brandon LaFell thinks his position group stacks up with any in the league (which means he got lost and woke up in the running backs room).

Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo described his team’s tackling as: “Not very good.”

Patriots coach Bill Belichick thinks his friend Greg Schiano is going to be a success with the Buccaneers.

As much as their quarterbacks, the Cardinals will be monitoring their left tackle options tonight.

The Rams think veteran DT Kendall Langford will team with rookie Michael Brockers to give them a strong inside presence.

The 49ers are expecting big jumps from offensive linemen Anthony Davis and Mike Iupati this year.

Seahawks WR Sidney Rice will make his preseason debut Friday against the Chiefs.