Wednesday morning one-liners


Bills CB Leodis McKelvin is getting back into football shape after rehabbing from groin surgery.

Dolphins DE Dion Jordan wants to play special teams.

Said Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount of full-contact practice, “I feel like being in pads, yeah, it plays more to my strengths than anything. A big guy like me, I’m agile and I show flashes of things, but for me, I feel like showing what I can do. My biggest advantage is in pads. I’m a big, physical guy.”

Jets coach Rex Ryan is counting on young players to emerge as leaders.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh liked what he saw of FB Vonta Leach: “He came in today to work out,” Harbaugh said. “He did a great in the conditioning test. [He] did a nice job in the workout. He’s in shape and ready to go, and we’re happy to have him back.”

The Bengals’ special teams coach thinks the presence of Adam “Pacman” Jones returning punts creates a lot of anxiety for opposing coaches.

The Browns’ defense will take more risks to rush the quarterback this season.

With Heath Miller on the PUP list, David Paulson and Matt Spaeth are battling for playing time at tight end in Pittsburgh.

Said Texans coach Gary Kubiak of bringing officials to training camp practices, “I don’t like having them here all of the time. I don’t like taking away the aggression in practice, but, at the same time, we’ll get them involved here in the next four days. We’ll make sure we take a look at everything.”

Will the Colts return to the playoffs?

Jaguars LB Brandon Marshall is trying to learn from the struggles of a rough rookie year.

Titans rookie G Chance Warmack had to sing “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” as part of a rookie hazing ritual.

Ronnie Hillman appears to be leading in the Broncos’ running back competition.

The Chiefs expect a great season from LB Justin Houston.

The Raiders want a tight end to step up.

New Chargers RB Danny Woodhead is proving himself hard to cover in practice.

Said Cowboys WR Cole Beasley of all the time he has spent sidelined by injury, “I don’t see any value in not really practicing.”

How big a concern is Giants WR Hakeem Nicks’s groin injury? (Sam Malone may have something to say about that.)

Eagles coach Chip Kelly says his depth chart is written in sand.

Washington WR Donte Stallworth is hoping to get back on the practice field soon.

Without Lovie Smith and Brian Urlacher, the Bears’ defense feels different.

Said Lions rookie CB Darius Slay of covering WR Calvin Johnson in practice, “I’m learning a lot from him. I can’t just let him run free. I have to get my hands on him.”

Packers rookie OT David Bakhtiari has put on an impressive performance in the early days of training camp.

Vikings CB Chris Cook offers this training camp memory: “Brett Favre threw a no-look slant on me in practice my rookie year. He looked this way and threw that way. No-look. And still completed it in stride. Never seen that one before.”

Falcons RB Steven Jackson says he’s not worried about turning 30.

Panthers QB Cam Newton had his worst practice of training camp on Tuesday.

Things are looking up for Saints OT Charles Brown.

The Buccaneers’ linebackers are OK with being the overlooked part of the defense.

Said former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner of new Cardinals DE John Abraham, “He’s a dynamic pass rusher, but the question with Abraham the past few years has really been his durability.”

Rams C Scott Wells is trying to rebound from an injury-plagued year.

San Francisco NT Ian Williams has lost 25 pounds.

Seattle fans may have reason to worry about Percy Harvin’s injury history.