Friday morning one-liners


Bills DE Mario Williams said the defense was “definitely going to get after it” this season.

It will be a Big 12 reunion when Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill meets up with Browns QB Brandon Weeden this weekend.

The Patriots released TE Matthew Mulligan and OL Braxston Cave after short stays with the team on Monday.

RB Bilal Powell will start for the Jets, but Chris Ivory will get the goal-line work.

WR Torrey Smith didn’t get enough help from other Ravens targets on Thursday night.

Said Bengals TE Jermaine Gresham of having three drops in last season’s playoff loss, “It is something that I will get better from. It was a rough game and it cost my team a chance to win the game. I let a lot of people down, the organization, fans, the people that still doubt me I gave them a reason to keep doubting me. It was tough. I’ve got no one to blame but myself. It was definitely eye opening.”

WR Travis Benjamin expects to return kickoffs for the Browns.

P Zoltan Mesko has wanted to play for the Steelers for a long time.

The Texans will start Jared Crick at defensive end in Week One.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano’s still something of an unknown heading into his second season.

TE Marcedes Lewis didn’t practice for the Jaguars on Thursday.

The Titans might dress four wide receivers in the opener.

LB Shaun Phillips and the rest of the Broncos defense were able to put together a stronger pass rush than some expected.

The Chiefs will likely give RB Knile Davis a chance to return kickoffs.

There’s no clear-cut No. 1 receiver for the Raiders.

The Chargers signed WR Terrence Toliver to the practice squad.

CB Brandon Carr is happy to be reunited with G Brian Waters on the Cowboys.

Dry heaves are part of Giants T Justin Pugh’s pregame routine.

Moving to linebacker for the Eagles this year will mean less rushing the passer for Trent Cole.

Chris Thompson is trying to nail down the Redskins punt return job.

The Bears have been watching their Week One opponents on HBO.

Lions WR Calvin Johnson said he isn’t having any problem with his knee after sitting out all but two series of the preseason.

WR Randall Cobb says he’s good to go for the Packers after recovering from his biceps injury.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson isn’t worried about the absence of FB Jerome Felton.

Falcons coach Mike Smith hasn’t had much luck against Sean Payton-coached Saints teams.

Said Panthers WR Ted Ginn, “I have never been caught from behind. A guy that comes and walks me down? I’ve never had that in my life.”

Winning a competition for a job makes Sunday the first “legitimate” start for Saints T Charles Brown.

Said Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy, “I take it upon myself to set the tone and bring everybody with me.”

TE Jim Dray doesn’t garner much atterntion, but he wears several hats for the Cardinals.

The Rams named QB Sam Bradford, T Jake Long, LB James Laurinaitis and DB Rodney McLeod as their captains.

The 49ers aren’t worried about the Packers picking QB Scott Tolzien’s brain before Sunday.

CB Brandon Browner missed Seahawks practice with a hamstring injury.