Bills TE Scott Chandler and DE Alex Carrington may be next in line to get long-term contracts.
Dolphins G Richie Incognito offered some words of encouragement to his new teammate, Danny Watkins.
Lawyers for former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez are seeking a delay in the lawsuit brought by the man who claims Hernandez shot him in the face in Florida, a story that came to light around the same time as Hernandez became a suspect in the murder of Odin Lloyd.
Said Tony Dungy of Jets coach Rex Ryan leaving town to see his son’s college football game, “I think it’s great. I think Coach Ryan is like any dad, excited to see his son. When you can work out the schedule to do it, I think you should. . . . I think it was great that he did that. It actually made me feel good. I was proud of him.”
Ravens RB Ray Rice wore Ray Lewis’s jersey to practice.
Bengals WR Dane Sanzenbacher is defying the odds by sticking in the NFL.
Browns RB Trent Richardson visited with a member of the military who is back on leave from overseas and timed his return to get to the team’s Week One game on Sunday.
Some Pittsburgh senior citizens worked up a sweat with the Steelers.
The Texans are 0-4 all-time against the Chargers, their Week One opponents.
A press release from the Colts praised OLB Caesar Rayford for making the most of his opportunities and making the 53-man roster, even though by the time the press release was posted to the Colts’ website, the Colts had traded Rayford to the Cowboys.
The Jaguars are emphasizing their strong commitment to Jacksonville.
Said Titans coach Mike Munchak, “Let the game week begin, and let’s find out what we’re all about, what we have.”
Broncos LT Ryan Clady on playing against his old teammate Elvis Dumervil on Thursday: “He’s a good player in this league and he’s definitely a challenge. I’m looking forward to the challenge and just playing my game, seeing if I can get the best of him.”
Some Chiefs fan got a really bad haircut.
The Raiders came in last in the Associated Press preseason power poll.
Said Chargers coach Mike McCoy of the moves the team has made in the last few days, “I think we got better. And that’s our number one thing we’re going to do. Anything we do to improve the football team, improve the organization, that’s what we’re going to try to do.”
Can the Cowboys avoid another 8-8 season?
Giants tickets are almost twice as expensive as Jets tickets on the secondary market.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly has a history of starting slowly in new jobs.
Mike Shanahan has confidence in Washington’s offensive line depth.
Bears WR Brandon Marshall says his surgically repaired hip is structurally sound and “It’s go time.”
Lions S Louis Delmas is ready for a healthy season.
The Packers will have the better quarterback on the field when they meet the 49ers on Sunday, at least according to one Green Bay writer.
The Wilf family, owners of the Vikings, want to keep their finances private.
Said Falcons coach Mike Smith of signing OT Jeremy Trueblood, “Any time we make a roster move we are trying to better our roster. We feel like adding an experienced offensive lineman gives us an opportunity to better our roster.”
The Panthers have the NFL’s worst record in season openers.
After returning to the Saints, WR Robert Meachem said he feels like he’s back home.
There’s lots of optimism in Tampa about the Buccaneers.
Cardinals TE Jeff King likes to run a play he refers to as the “Oh [expletive] screen.”
Said Rams LB James Laurinaitis, “I believe we’re better. On paper we are, but we all know how that goes. Quite frankly, I’ll bet there are 32 teams out there that feel pretty good about their chances right now.”
The 49ers brought in QB John Skelton for a tryout.
Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond was a defensive standout this preseason.