Saturday one-liners

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Pats TE Michael Hoomanawanui gets a chance for a little payback against the team that drafted and then cut him.  (He also shares the little-known correct pronunciation of his name, which actually begins with one of Rain Man’s favorite sayings.)

Some windy conditions in outdoor practices this week for the Dolphins could help them prepare for Sunday’s game in New Jersey.

Bills QB Tarvaris Jackson finds himself running the scout team for the first time in his career.

Jets QB Tim Tebow is keeping his pick for president to himself.

With Browns receivers getting healthy, the team still plans to find playing time for Josh Cooper, a former college teammate of QB Brandon Weeden.

The Bengals cheerleader who pleaded guilty to having sex with an underaged student is reportedly getting her own reality show.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh calls his run defense “a work in progress.”

The parents of Steelers RB Jonathan Dwyer will be able to see him make what likely will be a second straight start on Sunday, against the Redskins.

For the Titans, WR Kenny Britt may not get back to his pre-ACL form until 2013.

The Jags are bracing for Green Bay’s no-huddle offense.

The bye week for Texans RB Arian Foster included having his high school jersey (No. 2) retired.

When the Colts cut QB Chandler Harnish, coach Chuck Pagano called from his hospital bed to explain the situation to Harnish.

The Raiders have plenty of injuries — which is fitting in light of the fact that their logo wears an eye patch.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning may feel a little differently about giving away two million free pizzas now that he owns 21 Papa John’s franchises.

The Madden Curse apparently wasn’t a one-year affliction for Chiefs RB Peyton Hillis, who’s struggling to make an impact in Kansas City.

Several Chargers players visited this week a local detective who was seriously injured in a September 25 shooting.

Giants LB Mathias Kiwanuka thinks history will treat his team better than the present does.

The Redskins hope to bang around Big Ben.

The Cowboys want their see-and-be-seen fans to stand up and be heard on third downs.

Rookie Dennis Kelly will make his first career start Sunday for the Eagles, in place of G Danny Watkins, who has an ankle injury.

With only WR Alshon Jeffery missing for Sunday’s visit from Cameron Newton and company, the Bears are very healthy.

The Packers will be very young in the secondary over the next six weeks, but that may not be a bad thing.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says that Christian Ponder will remain the team’s quarterback, barring injury.

Despite an ever-changing lineup, the Lions’ secondary is performing pretty well.

Falcons OT Sam Baker plans to cover high school sports once his playing career ends.

The fact that the Bucs played on Thursday night set the stage for a great story involving a band that was practicing an Imagine Dragons song, within unexpected earshot of Imagine Dragons.

After getting only 18 snaps in his first game of the season, Saints LB Jonathan Vilma hopes to play more against the Broncos.

The Panthers expect to activate WR David Gettis from the PUP list this week

With Seahawks DT Jason Jones doubtful (ankle), rookie Greg Scruggs will get opportunities, particularly in passing situations.

The Rams hope that their decision to arrive in London early, coupled with the Patriots’ option to show up late, will make a difference on Sunday.

Cardinals LB Daryl Washington has never spoken to 49ers LB Patrick Willis, but Washington plans to seek him out on Monday night.

Just because 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is always paranoid when doing media conference calls doesn’t mean the media isn’t out to get him.  Along with pretty much everyone else.

5 responses to “Saturday one-liners

  1. “Just because 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is always paranoid when doing media conference calls doesn’t mean the media isn’t out to get him. Along with pretty much everyone else.”

    I think that’s a narrative Harbaugh has created and fostered intentionally. When you hear 49er players talk they are about as paranoid as their coach. I think that’s what Harbaugh wants: a team that feels everyone is out to get them.

  2. I’m sure Tebow will cast his vote for Tebow. After all he’s “humble” and a “team-first” guy who’s a “winner” and “deserves” a chance. Plus he’s been raised to believe the world revolves around him and that silly constitutional rule about being 35 surely doesn’t apply to HIM.

  3. Pats had the same London itinerary in 2009 when they blew out the Bucs 35-7, on the same field. I think BB has a little angle on what works on this trip. If it didn’t work last time he would have done it differently this time.

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