Wednesday morning one-liners


Bills CB Terrence McGee suffered a setback in his recovery from a torn patellar tendon.

Said Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll of the reality in the Miami locker room, “Nobody’s job is safe at all.”

The usual anti-gambling stance of the NFL isn’t stopping the Patriots from teaming up with the Massachusetts State Lottery.

Said Jets coach Rex Ryan of S Eric Smith’s hip injury, “He’s fighting through it. He might be our biggest question mark right now.”

Ravens rookie S Omar Brown sees the preseason finale as an opportunity to show he belongs.

Said Bengals G Trevor Robinson of moving to center as a result of the injury to Kyle Cook, “I never played center in high school, in college, so it’s new since I’ve been here.”

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam says his brother Jimmy, who just bought the Cleveland Browns, has a job a lot like his own: “In some ways they are really not all that different,” said Bill Haslam. “You think about it they’re both very visible, you both have a fan base that feels very passionate about what you’re doing and then you obviously have people who aren’t cheering for you.”

Said Steelers WR Antonio Brown of having teammate Mike Wallace back, “A player like Mike is so explosive and gets so many things done. You need a guy like that on your team. It’s amazing when you can get him lined up on the other side and you know what he is capable of. It’s a great thing to have him here.”

Texans QB Case Keenum will have the second half of the final preseason game to show he belongs in the NFL.

Colts OLB Dwight Freeney doesn’t look too comfortable in his new position.

Jaguars DE Andre Branch cracked some jokes about coach Mike Mularkey’s receding hairline at the team’s annual rookie show.

The Titans are big believers in the value of small receivers.

The Broncos gave former Kansas MLB Steven Johnson a $12,000 signing bonus, the most they gave any undrafted rookie, and he appears to be earning his money.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said DE Tamba Hali will play his normal role in the final preseason game before serving his Week One suspension.

The Raiders acquired CB Coye Francies off waivers after he was waived by the Seahawks.

The Chargers are still deciding on their kickoff returner.

The Cowboys may end up cutting fourth-round draft pick Matt Johnson.

With injuries depleting the secondary, the Giants are desperate for a cornerback to step up.

Says Eagles LB Akeem Jordan of going from a rough neighborhood to James Madison University to the NFL, “I thank God for every day, every hour, every minute I’m in the league. Where I came from – not too many people make it out from my city to play in college. Not too many people make it to the NFL from JMU.”

Redskins TE Fred Davis thinks his departed teammate Chris Cooley can be a starter for another team.

The Packers’ Hall of Fame has added an 86-year-old blanket to its collection, given to Ivan Cahoon as an end-of-year gift for the 1926 season.

Bears P Adam Podlesh has been dealing with a hip flexor injury, but he’s still optimistic he can play in the opener.

With 10 receivers remaining on the 75-man roster, the Lions will have some tough choices to make at the position.

Vikings backup QB Sage Rosenfels is still optimistic he can do things in the NFL: “I expect to play well whenever I’m out there. Whenever that is, that’s what I feel my role is. I’m not one to make a fuss, but obviously I want to play as much as anybody.”

The Falcons’ competition at right guard is still not over.

The Panthers’ attitude this preseason has been that winning counts, even if exhibition games don’t.

The Saints are doing their best to stay focused after evacuating New Orleans following Hurricane Isaac.

Former Bucs coach Raheem Morris says he still has a good relationship with the people he knows in the organization, even after they fired him.

The Cardinals are shuffling their offensive line, and coach Ken Whisenhunt says adding more players is an option: “If there’s a way to get better, we’ll certainly look at that.”

Rams rookie CB Janoris Jenkins says the most important way to get better is, “You just learn from your mistakes. They’re just simple things you can fix without a problem. So you come out here and you work on it.”

RB Anthony Dixon is on the roster bubble in San Francisco.

Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu told his parents not to get tickets to the season opener because he doesn’t know if he’ll make the roster.