Thursday morning one-liners

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After searching all last year, the Bills are still looking for any degree of consistency on offense.

Dolphins CB Sean Smith is living up to expectations after the Vontae Davis trade.

Patriots RT Sebastian Vollmer is playing better after a slow start.

Jets OLB Aaron Maybin admits the defense didn’t do much to prove Carlos Rogers’ “quitting” comments wrong.

The Ravens continue to get good results from their no-huddle offense.

The Bengals got an extension to try to avoid a blackout of Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.

Injuries at WR are giving Browns rookie Josh Gordon a chance to shine.

Firing their special teams coach in the preseason hasn’t made a big difference in the kicking game for the Steelers.

Texans QB Matt Schaub is playing some of his best football, and could gain a measure of respect with a prime-time performance Monday.

Longtime Colts C Jeff Saturday is excited to return to Indy as a member of the Packers.

Jaguars CB Derek Cox doesn’t think it’s necessary for him to cover Bears WR Brandon Marshall exclusively.

Titans MLB Colin McCarthy is on track to return after missing the last three games with a high ankle sprain.

John Elway wants to bring back the Broncos’ Mile High Salute tradition.

Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers missed practice Wednesday with what was described as a heel injury, after missing most of camp with a heel injury.

Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey had a successful return to practice.

Finding the roster spot for newly signed CB Chris Carr could be an uncomfortable move for the Chargers.

Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne has learned his lesson after giving up his first touchdown.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin won’t take anything for granted against the winless Browns.

The Eagles think they can have a successful day on defense even without sacks.

The Redskins are trying to snap an unthinkable seven-game home losing streak.

Bears DT Henry Melton is playing his way into a lucrative new contract.

Lions S Louis Delmas is finally back to work, and thinks he could have returned sooner.

Packers NT B.J. Raji won’t contest his fine for last week’s altercation with the Saints, saying he was lucky he wasn’t thrown out.

Vikings NT Letroy Guion’s playing better after his contract extension than before.

Sunday’s late-game heroics marked Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s 17th game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime.

Amazingly, and despite allowing the aforementioned drive, Panthers S Haruki Nakamura is still a starter.

The Saints were without a pair of defensive starters in practice, amid a growing injury report.

The Buccaneers are considering shifting Jeremy Trueblood inside to RG.

Cardinals fans are starting to believe in their team again (a 4-0 start will do that).

The Rams know they’ll be without LT Rodger Saffold (knee) and DE Eugene Sims (concussion) tonight against the Cards.

Punters are (tough) people too: 49ers P Andy Lee’s been playing with a broken thumb.

Seahawks G John Moffitt has been ruled out for Sunday’s game.