Saturday one-liners


Dolphins WR Mike Wallace is fast enough to run by defensive backs, but maybe he needs to get a little faster; QB Ryan Tannehill overthrew Wallace twice on Friday.

Bills TE Mickey Shuler and OG Chris Scott found out just before training-camp opened that they don’t have jobs.

When it comes to the status of TE Rob Gronkowski, Patriots coach Bill Belichick has reverted to his habit of saying nothing.

Jets WR Clyde Gates was the offensive MVP of the first day of training camp.  (Maybe he’ll be the starting quarterback.)

Undrafted rookie TE Matt Furstenberg is off to a good start with the Ravens.

Bengals CB Terence Newman isn’t comfortable with the team having high expectations.

Browns DT Phil Taylor missed practice Friday with a calf strain, but he’s expected to return “in the next few days.”

The Steelers will wear Legendary Entertainment patches on their practice jerseys, and for good reason; CEO Thomas Tull is a minority owner of the team.  (It’s a good thing the Steelers never wore Pilot Flying J patches.)

The Jaguars are holding auditions for a new P.A. announcer.

Colts owner Jim Irsay wants the new edition of the franchise to one-up the Peyton Manning era by winning more than one Super Bowl.

Texans LB Brian Cushing is back after a torn ACL, and he says “I got a lot more to prove now.”

Titans coach Mike Munchak wants the offensive line to take over games.

Pads will be popping for the first time under new Chargers coach Mike McCoy, and WR Malcom Floyd admits to being a little nervous about it.  (Oft-injured RB Ryan Mathews is perhaps the one who should be anxious.)

The Chiefs practiced in front of more than 3,800 fans on Friday.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen hopes for balance in camp, with the defense and the offense each making “a few plays.”  (Or, given the Raiders’ performance in recent years, making any plays.)

Broncos QB Peyton Manning doesn’t have a set number of remaining years in his career.

Redskins WR Pierre Garςon isn’t backing away from his comments that the team’s offense would be the best ever.

Another day, another injury to a member of the Cowboys’ defensive line.

Giants QB Eli Manning starts training camp “energized and with something to prove.”  (Will any quarterback ever say at the start of a season, “I’m tired and old and I don’t really feel the need to prove anything”?)

A year after tearing an Achilles tendon, Eagles LT Jason Peters says he’s “full tilt.”  (Unfortunate typo narrowly avoided.)

Through the first day of training camp, Vikings first-round WR Cordarrelle Patterson is closer to Randy Moss than Troy Williamson.

Lions LB DeAndre Levy’s bushy beard has his teammates making “terrorist-related” jokes (hopefully no terrorists will be offended).

The Packers expect DE/LB Mike Neal to miss at least two weeks of camp with an abdominal injury.

The Bears opened camp Friday under coach Marc Trestman with a fast-paced practice.

Although Panthers C Ryan Kalil won’t be taking out any full-page ads predicting Super Bowl berths this year, he feels the same way he did about the team in 2012, when he did.

The first fan in line for Saints practice on Friday got to watch the session with owner Tom Benson.

The Falcons want versatility in their secondary, with players able to line up in multiple places.

The Buccaneers will practice under the lights in pads on Saturday at Raymond James Stadium.

49ers first-round LB Aldon Smith didn’t start as a rookie, and first-round S Eric Reid won’t start in 2013, unless he earns it.

Cardinals DE Calais Campbell thinks that holding training camp at the team’s stadium will help the players be ready for game days.  (They’ll be even more prepared for game days if they find a way to lose during practice.)

With WR Percy Harvin battling a hip injury, the Seahawks may still need Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin.

Rams CB Cortland Finnegan ambushed teammates and media member with pies to the face on Friday.  (Texans WR Andre Johnson has a couple of pies for Finnegan; a left jab called “apple” and a right hook named “cherry.”)