Friday morning one-liners

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Colin Brown is closing in on the Bills’ left guard job.

The Dolphins expect Randy Starks, Paul Soliai and Jared Odrick to see roughly the same amount of time at defensive tackle.

Patriots QB Tom Brady paid a visit to the Michigan football team on Thursday.

Jets CB Antonio Cromartie misses two-a-day practices in training camp.

WR Marlon Brown made a strong bid for a Ravens roster spot against the Panthers.

S Taylor Mays may not wind up making the Bengals.

DE Desmond Bryant is one of the Browns who won’t dress for their dress rehearsal against the Colts.

Steelers LB Jason Worilds said his confidence is growing.

Whichever quarterback goes in third against the Saints will start the Titans’ third preseason game.

Colts LB Robert Mathis likes what he’s seen from rookie Bjoern Werner.

A little lightning isn’t a problem for Jaguars coach Gus Bradley.

The Titans got LB Colin McCarthy back at practice after he missed three weeks with a hamstring injury.

Broncos running backs have to do a better job of holding onto the ball.

Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star thinks defense will be the key to the Chiefs’ season.

A vote for WR Brice Butler as the most impressive offensive player at Raiders camp.

There’s no doubt that S Eric Weddle is the leader of the Chargers defense.

TE Gavin Escobar has started to impress Cowboys coaches.

Giants CB Terrell Thomas is excited about everything having to do with his first game in more than two years, including packing his bag to go to the stadium.

Said Eagles coach Chip Kelly when asked if he had a specific approach to road trips, “We fly, if at all possible.”

The Redskins starters won’t be playing much on Saturday.

What to watch on the Bears offensive line against the Raiders.

Lions S Louis Delmas had a tackle and a fumble recovery in his first action of the preseason.

The Packers may be going with three safeties on their 53-man roster.

CB Bobby Felder hopes his versatility results in a roster spot with the Vikings.

It looks like Lamar Holmes will be the man at right tackle for the Falcons.

Said Panthers coach Ron Rivera of LB Luke Kuechly, “He’s a very humble young man, so I’ll just do it for him and tell you that he has the opportunity to ascend. If he continues to grow, we most certainly will talk about him in the same vein as some of those great linebackers.”

He’s gotten compared to contemporary players, but Saints WR Nick Toon hopes he can be as good a receiver as his father.

Buccaneers RB Doug Martin’s status for Saturday’s game remains up in the air.

RB Ryan Williams got a “pep talk” from Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim this week.

DE Eugene Sims returned to the Rams after time off following his mother’s death.

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Seahawks WR Golden Tate isn’t expecting a warm reception in Green Bay.