Friday morning one-liners


The Bills defense is hoping that bigger is indeed better.

DE Olivier Vernon has been getting the better of T Jonathan Martin at Dolphins practice.

CB Aqib Talib’s work during the offseason earned praise from his Patriots teammates.

The Jets will hold their first goal-line drill of the summer on Friday.

Ravens CB Lardarius Webb has been doing more at practice.

Bengals LB Rey Maualuga is trying to tune out his critics.

The Browns feel they are entering a crucial run of practices.

Steelers G David DeCastro is more talkative in his second season.

Texans G.M. Rick Smith called Keshawn Martin “the brightest thing” at the wide receiver position.

Daniel Adongo’s move from rugby to the Colts is a sign of how far teams will go to find players.

WR Mike Brown has been a pleasant surprise for the Jaguars.

The Titans gave RB Chris Johnson the day off on Thursday.

The Broncos and P Britton Colquist have talked about a contract extension.

Mike Mayock of the NFL Network calls the Chiefs “the kind of team you don’t want to play.”

The Raiders expect WR Jacoby Ford to practice on Friday.

Potential is in much larger supply on the Chargers defensive line than experience.

WR Dez Bryant returned to Cowboys camp with a flourish.

David Wilson and Andre Brown are both listed as starting running backs on the Giants’ “unofficial” depth chart.

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson was slowed by a toe injury in Thursday’s practice.

A wrist sprain didn’t keep Redskins T Trent Williams from practicing.

RB Matt Forte likes the blocking scheme the Bears are using this season.

Lions QB Kellen Moore has shown more arm strength than he did as a rookie.

Defensive coordinator Dom Capers thinks the Packers will be better at safety this year.

A look at the competition for the punt return job with the Vikings.

Cliff Matthews is fighting for time inside and outside on the Falcons defensive line.

Said Panthers G Amini Silatolu of Geoff Hangartner’s release, “We didn’t see it coming at all. He was the last person I thought would get released.”

LB Baraka Atkins is hoping to get one more shot with the Saints.

WR Chris Owusu is off to a good start at Buccaneers camp.

Checking in on the battle for the Cardinals’ left tackle job.

Isaac Bruce is helping the current generation of Rams receivers.

49ers WR Chad Hall is taking advantage of increased opportunities.

RB Robert Turbin could start practicing for the Seahawks next week.