Saturday morning one-liners

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Lease negotiations between the Bills, Erie County, and the State of New York are currently occurring behind closed doors, with the parties agreeing not to talk about the talks.

Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine says “[t]here’s nothing worse” than having the defense be accused of quitting.

The Dolphins head to Ohio with a battered defensive backfield, which could mean big things for the Bengals’ receivers.

Pats LB Brandon Spikes says the “sky’s the limit” for the team’s young and improving defense.

Browns DT Ahtyba Rubin has been instrumental in getting teammates to keep their locker areas clean, including but not limited to picking up “guys’ drawers and underwear.”

Bengals S Taylor Mays, who was frozen out in Week Two, has worked his way back into the starting lineup.

To avoid fatigue on Sunday as they chase Mike Vick, the Steelers outside linebackers will rotate in and out of the game.

Interviews conducted at the Ravens’ stadium during the Week Four Thursday night game helped police crack four burglaries.

Titans G Steve Hutchinson, who spent six seasons with the Vikings, says it will be “weird” to return to the Metrodome on Sunday.

Jags K Josh Scobee will spend the bye week helping to promote the team’s 2013 visit to London.  (Translation:  “Just send the kicker — the Brits don’t know any better.”)

Long-time Colts C Jeff Saturday, who returns to town as a member of the Packers on Sunday, is interested in working for the Colts after he retires.

Texans LB Brian Cushing fears that the Jets could be dangerous on Monday night, after losing 34-0 to the 49ers.

The Broncos left Denver at 1:30 p.m. local time Friday for their trip to New England.

Chiefs DE Ropati Pitoitua will make his second straight start in place of Glenn Dorsey (calf).

The Raiders remain patient, even as the team seems to have regressed significantly.

Halftime of the Chargers’ Week Seven Monday night game will include golfer Phil Mickelson hitting a golf ball end zone to end zone in the hopes of striking targets that will trigger charitable donations.  (And if he puts a little too much pop on his wedge and the ball goes into the stands, the “charitable donation” will become a “lawsuit settlement.”)

Giants WR Victor Cruz has had fewer big plays this year, thanks to regular double coverage.

Redskins RB Ryan Grant hopes to be on the active roster for the first time as a member of the team on Sunday.

After giving up returns of 48, 45, and 53 yards on Sunday night, the Eagles are working to improve their kickoff coverage.

The Cowboys brought speedy WR/KR Raymond Radway back to town on Friday for another look.

Bears WR Johnny Knox says he’s improving from a devastating back injury suffered in December, but that he doesn’t know whether the team will activate him from the PUP list after Week Six.

The Lions have zero interceptions on defense, through four games.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says his phone call to embattled replacement official Wayne Elliott was “the right thing.”  (In other words, it was the exact opposite of the call Elliott’s crew made.)

Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph is spending more than 65 percent of his time lined up next to the tackle, something he rarely has done before.

Falcons coach Mike Smith won’t blame the seven sacks and 12 other hits of QB Matt Ryan in Week Four solely on the offensive line; other factors included play-calling, Ryan holding the ball too long, backs not helping block defenders, and receivers not shortening their routes.

The Bucs are doing some navel-gazing during their bye week.

The Panthers are trying to find help for WR Steve Smith in the passing game.

Saints TE Jimmy Graham believes he wouldn’t have gotten a chance to play in the NFL if Chargers TE Antonio Gates hadn’t blazed the trail for former basketball players.

Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett appeared in roughly 1/3 of the snaps on Thursday night, due to a lingering hamstring injury.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher isn’t saying much about injured WR Danny Amendola.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll pitted the first-team offense against the first-team defense to work on improving third-down efficiency.

49ers WR A.J. Jenkins remains buried on the depth chart, but he’s not complaining.