Thursday morning one-liners

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Bills RB C.J. Spiller’s learning he doesn’t have to hit a home run on every play.

The Dolphins are focusing on making their existing WRs better rather than bringing in outside help.

Improved play from the front seven brings better results for the Patriots’ defense.

A Jets offensive line that was a problem in the preseason helped make things better for Mark Sanchez in the opener.

Ravens backup LB Dannell Ellerbe played more snaps than starter Jameel McClain in Monday’s win.

The Bengals have already announced Sunday’s game is sold out, their first streak since a 57-game run ended in early 2010.

Browns QB Brandon Weeden struggled with some things, but he showed he has a firm grasp of the obvious, saying: “I know I played bad.”

The Steelers offensive line is expected to be healthy against the Jets, and they’ll have their hands full.

Texans RB Arian Foster had to leave practice, but it was only a bug that had been going through the locker room.

Veteran Trai Essex is the latest offensive lineman to enter the revolving door at the Colts complex.

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts is finally showing the promise he’s hinted at before.

The Titans are trying to build some quick chemistry between QB Jake Locker and WR Kenny Britt.

Injuries have forced Broncos DT Mitch Unrein into a bigger role, and he’s handling it well.

Bills coach Chan Gailey insists there was no intent to injure Chiefs S Eric Berry last year, but Berry wasn’t talking about it Wednesday.

The Raiders signed a long snapper to the practice squad in case Jon Condo isn’t cleared from his concussion.

The Chargers scored one touchdown in five red zone trips Monday, but coach Norv Turner was most enthused about the lack of turnovers.

The Cowboys filled their open roster spot by signing CB LeQuan Lewis.

Giants WR Victor Cruz is coping with the loss of his grandmother, who inspired his salsa dancing celebrations.

Getting S Colt Anderson back should be a boost to the Eagles’ special teams.

Redskins WR Pierre Garcon was held out of practice with a foot injury, but he said he felt “great.”

A friend of former Bears WR Sam Hurd has pleaded guilty in a drug case.

Lions QB Matt Stafford has tied Drew Brees’ record with four straight 350-yard passing games.

Packers CB Brandian Ross is back on the Packers practice squad after a two-day absence.

Vikings RB Toby Gerhart was Colts QB Andrew Luck’s big brother at Stanford.

The Falcons added WR James Rodgers to the practice squad, the brother of RB/returner Jacquizz Rodgers.

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart returned to practice Wednesday, hopes to play Sunday against the Saints.

Injuries could thrust Saints WR Joe Morgan into a bigger role Sunday (Anything to keep him out of a baseball broadcast booth).

The Buccaneers offensive line was good in Week 1, will have to get better this week against the Giants.

Most teams practice in a bubble when it rains. For the Cardinals, 100-plus degree temperatures had them planning to work indoors at Arizona State.

Even though he returned to practice on a limited basis, the Rams aren’t expecting LT Rodger Saffold on the field this week.

The 49ers aren’t getting much out of their rookie class so far.

With Seahawks RG John Moffitt returning, former college DT J.R. Sweezy is back to a reserve role.