Tuesday morning one-liners

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Many have entered the competition, but none have secured the No. 2 cornerback job.

CB Sean Smith bruised his knee against the Bills, but may still play in the Dolphins finale.

RB Brandon Bolden returned to the running back mix for the Patriots.

Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post would like to see Jets coach Rex Ryan tell the truth.

The Ravens offensive line earned some praise for paving the way to a huge rushing game against the Giants.

Said Bengals DT Domata Peko of beating the Steelers, “That’s a huge win for us because people were doubting us.”

Browns coach Pat Shurmur fought back against criticisms of his play calling in Sunday’s loss to the Broncos.

Steelers LB Larry Foote might be playing his final NFL game this week.

TE Owen Daniels would like to see the Texans offense find its footing in the final week of the season.

Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star sets the scene as Chuck Pagano returns to work as coach of the Colts.

Members of the Jaguars don’t care that they’ve earned respect from teams that have beaten them this season.

Throwing the ball to WR Damian Williams didn’t work out well for the Titans in Week 16.

Coach John Fox credits tunnel vision for helping the Broncos to success this season.

If it’s Christmas, someone’s talking about the Chiefs’ playoff loss to the Dolphins in 1971.

Some members of the Raiders defense are having a hard time figuring out how they are supposed to hit.

The future isn’t infinite for QB Philip Rivers and the Chargers.

Eric Frampton came alive as a starter at safety for the Cowboys against the Saints.

Giants QB Eli Manning thinks missed practice time due to injuries has hurt the offense this season.

Eagles DT Fletcher Cox and LB Mychal Kendricks are trying to recover from concussions.

A vote for Redskins QB Robert Griffin III as rookie of the year.

The Bears waived WR Dane Sanzenbacher to give themselves flexibility to add injury replacements to the roster.

A list of Christmas gifts picked out for members of the Lions.

Every Packers unit had a fine game against the Titans.

LB Chad Greenway hopes that the Vikings remain as consistent as they’ve been in recent weeks.

OL Joe Hawley is back with the Falcons and WR Kevin Cone has been placed on injured reserve.

All eyes are on Panthers coach Ron Rivera with one game left in the season.

LB Curtis Lofton puts significance on the Saints finishing 8-8 on the season.

Said Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano, “What’s eating me right now is we’re close, but close isn’t what we’re here for.”

Cardinals S Kerry Rhodes said it is “mentally draining” to go through a season like this.

The Rams won’t make the playoffs, but December wins still have value for the team.

Ann Killion of the San Francisco Chronicle thinks 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick needs some work when it comes to owning up to disappointing performances.

A look at the season turned in by Seahawks CB Richard Sherman and the potential impact of a suspension.