Thursday morning one-liners


Bills DT Kyle Williams was among five not practicing when they returned to Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin’s never been a gambler, but he doesn’t mind taking chances on the field.

The Patriots have a different challenge, since they’re used to game-planning for Jets CB Darrelle Revis.

Meanwhile, the Jets are preparing for a lot of no-huddle this weekend against the Patriots.

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith said he’s ready to step in for injured star Lardarius Webb.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was happy to see Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker get an extension, and empathized with the second-guessing he gets daily.

Browns CB Joe Haden was overwhelmed by the additional security that came with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s visit, saying: “There was so much going on outside, I was legit scared. I didn’t want to get too close to people with earpieces [Secret Service] looking at me.”

Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey is still holding out hope to play this week with an MCL sprain.

After a rough couple of weeks, Texans CB Johnathan Joseph missed practice with a sore groin.

The Colts are beginning to get some key pieces back from injury, including LB Pat Angerer.

Jaguars S Chris Prosinski will start in place of Dwight Lowery this week.

Titans QB Jake Locker took part in practice for the first time in a month, though he’s already ruled out for this week’s game.

Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil is beginning to make his presence felt.

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel put his team through a fully padded practice before letting them go for the bye week.

Raiders LB Aaron Curry returned to practice for the first time since May.

Injured Chargers CB Shareece Wright is closer to a return from a high ankle sprain, but said watching last week’s collapse was the hardest part.

Cowboys C Phil Costa, who helped the line make strides last week, was limited in practice Wednesday.

Giants DT Chris Canty practiced for the first time Wednesday, but admitted he had a “long ways to go,” before he was ready to help.

For all the focus on coaches and quarterbacks, the Eagles biggest problems remain on both lines.

Injured Redskins OLB Brian Orakpo came back to the facility to rehab because he needed to be around his teammates.

Bears RB Matt Forte is bracing for a physical game against the Lions.

The Lions are running short in the secondary with CBs Bill Bentley and Jacob Lacey out of practice.

The Packers now have an official mattress — of course they do.

Vikings LB Erin Henderson is eager to see a “conventional” offense this week.

The Falcons hope to join the list of 11 teams which were the last to lose a game in a season to win a Super Bowl.

The Panthers put special teamer Kenny Onatolu on IR with a torn triceps, promoting CB Ron Parker to the roster in his place.

Former Saints G Carl Nicks looks forward to playing his old team.

After his first day of practice after tearing his Achilles in May, Bucs DE Da’Quan Bowers said: “There’s a great chance I could play this week,” though that seems excessively optimistic.

Cardinals QB John Skelton is ready to shake off the rust and get back under center.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher found a blonde wig for practice squad LB Sammy Brown, so his players know how to find Packers OLB Clay Matthews.

The 49ers listed LT Joe Staley and WR Mario Manningham as questionable for tonight’s game.

The Seahawks know tonight’s game against the 49ers will be about “fortitude and will.”