Thursday morning one-liners

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The Bills have had success in the return game, one of the few bright spots for the team right now.

The Dolphins are still looking for another downfield threat (and may realize in a few weeks he’s not on the current roster).

Between their trip to Seattle and this week’s London jaunt, the Patriots will log 11,480 air miles, more than 11 teams will fly all season.

Jets rookie WR Stephen Hill is trying to forget his crucial drop.

Ravens RB Ray Rice is getting less work, but that figures to change as the season grinds on.

Bengals RB Brian Leonard hopes he’ll be ready to return for their next game after their bye.

Browns DE Phil Taylor practiced Wedesday for the first time since tearing a pectoral muscle in May.

The Steelers played without their top two runners last week, and they were three-deep on the sidelines when RB Jonathan Dwyer sat out practice.

The Texans have legitimate concerns about their special teams heading into their bye week.

Rookie NT Josh Chapman will begin practicing today, giving a boost to a Colts defensive line that needs it.

Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey was a little testy when discussing his team’s injuries (maybe he was afraid he’d have to fine himself $10,000 if he said too much).

Titans backup LT Mike Otto, who could start this week, has hardly been a picture of health this season.

Broncos RB Willis McGahee figures to extend his run of success against the porous Saints run defense.

New Chiefs starting QB Brady Quinn has some background with Raiders coach Dennis Allen.

Several young players are providing a spark to the Raiders defense.

The Chargers, surprisingly, had every player on the roster as a full participant in practice yesterday.

Cowboys LB Dan Connor is the next man up for the injured Sean Lee, and Bruce Carter will call the defensive signals.

Giants WR Hakeem Nicks says he’s much healthier than the first time the Cowboys saw him this year.

The Eagles continue to wait on injured LT Jason Peters, while the rest of the line struggles.

Redskins LS Nick Sundberg has two more weeks before he can be activated from IR, but the baddest long snapper ever was on the practice field Wednesday.

The current Bears defense could be better than the 2006 version which went to the Super Bowl, according to Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who was on the Bears staff that year.

NBA analyst Jalen Rose had to shave his head because his Lions lost on Monday night.

Packers K Mason Crosby spent more time working on his long field goals, after missing 3-of-4 from beyond 50.

The environmental review process is under way for the Vikings new stadium.

Falcons DT Corey Peters could return to the lineup this week.

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson spoke to some local politicians during their tour of MetLife Stadium, as the city considers helping to pay for upgrades to Bank of America Stadium.

Saints TE Jimmy Graham was limited in practice Wednesday coming off the ankle injury that kept him out last week.

Shifting the stance of NT Roy Miller has made a significant difference for the Buccaneers defense.

The Cardinals’ Monday Night Football history is scarier than any Halloween costume.

The Rams are wedging a little sight-seeing and soccer-watching into their trip to London.

For 49ers P Andy Lee, his biggest challenge is coming this week in Patrick Peterson.

Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin will miss this week’s game with a high ankle sprain.