Tuesday morning one-liners


The Bills will need someone to step into the nickel linebacker role vacated by Bryan Scott.

Injuries could leave the Dolphins thin at corner in the opener.

Patriots rookie S Duron Harmon credits Adrian Wilson with mentoring him this summer.

G Willie Colon says Jets QB Geno Smith will be right at home in the spotlight.

DT Arthur Jones won’t play for the Ravens on Thursday.

Said Bengals DT Domata Peko of DT Geno Atkins’ extension, “He’s real quiet but he has a lot more smiles today. One your goals when you get into this business is to get that second deal done. He’s super excited and the whole city is excited that he’s here. He’s a big piece of this defense, he makes our defense go around.”

Browns RB Trent Richardson doesn’t have much experience behind him in the backfield.

The Steelers defense isn’t lacking confidence heading into the season.

Texans QB Matt Schaub thinks the team has learned how to weather adversity.

WR Darrius Heyward-Bey won’t give the Raiders bulletin board material before the Colts meet his old team.

DL Abry Jones’ decision to sign with the Jaguars as an undrafted free agent paid off in a roster spot.

Titans coach Mike Munchak said that money didn’t factor into the team’s decision to cut OL Fernando Velasco.

QB Peyton Manning is one of five Broncos captains this season.

Anthony Fasano is the only veteran tight end on the Chiefs roster.

Marquette King won the Raiders’ punting job, but now he has to work on his holding for kicks.

The Chargers released WR Richard Goodman to make room for LB Reggie Walker.

The Cowboys are stockpiling seventh-round picks for next year’s draft.

Curtis Painter won the No. 2 quarterback job with the Giants in a “close call” over David Carr.

Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News is surprised that the Eagles parted ways with LB Emmanuel Acho.

Redskins coach Mike Shanahan finally named RGIII the starting quarterback for Week One, but now he’s staying mum about who will return punts.

David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune thinks the Bears will be a middling team this season.

Five questions that remain unanswered heading into the Lions opener.

DL Johnny Jolly is happy that he’s been able to return to the Packers to resume his career.

T J’Marcus Webb used to try to beat the Vikings, but now he’s embracing his new home.

Three Falcons concerns for the regular season.

If Amini Silatolu is healthy, he’s starting at left guard for the Panthers on Sunday.

LB Rufus Johnson and OL Senio Kelemete joined the Saints practice squad on Monday.

Uncertainty remains in place regarding Buccaneers G Carl Nicks’ availability.

Said Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu of playing in his first NFL game, “I know I’m going to be nervous. I probably won’t be able to sleep. But after the first play, I’m thinking it’ll all go away and it will just be right back to football.”

Catching up on Rams injuries with the opener fast approaching.

49ers LB Aldon Smith has come a long way from his high school days in Missouri.

Competition for roster spots remains something the Seahawks stress in the preseason.