Thursday morning one-liners


The Bills are still adjusting to their up-tempo offense, at least on the defensive side of the ball

The Dolphins can’t avoid the reality that Monday’s game against the Saints carries a little extra weight.

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said he doesn’t think of his strength in terms of weight, rather of “skinny or looking jacked.”

A look at the process that turned Jets guard Will Campbell from defense to offense.

Ravens S Brynden Trawick’s $21,000 fine was cut in half on appeal.

Bengals S Chris Crocker has proven before that he can contribute on short notice.

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski assured WR Josh Gordon he wasn’t on the trade block.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown was fined more than $16,000 for a pair of incidents in Sunday’s win over the Bears.

Texans WR Andre Johnson is “sore,” but hopes to play this week.

The Colts don’t have an infestation, they’re just putting mousetraps in players’ lockers as a visual reminder of this week’s trap game against the Jaguars.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan had that weird statue of Michael Jackson taken down from in front of Craven Cottage, Fulham’s stadium.

Titans WR Kenny Britt is still confident, despite his struggles and a broken rib.

Broncos CB Kayvon Webster is beginning to earn notice with his play on special teams and defense.

Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star says the Chiefs are perfect for short attention-span America (and the man puts it in the one-liners without a sense of irony).

Raiders coach Dennis Allen defended the team’s handling of QB Terrelle Pryor’s concussion, saying: “We don’t ever want to put a player out there and put him in danger.”

The Chargers are in no danger of a blackout this week, but have to sell more than 12,000 tickets for each of the next two games to avoid them.

Cowboys G Brian Waters is ready to start.

One of the great things about watching the 0-3 Giants is seeing the “fair weather fan” stories pop up.

Eagles RB LeSean MCCoy’s ankle is “a little sore,” but getting better.

Redskins rookie S Baccari Rambo is handling his demotion well.

The Bears don’t have one player who can replace DT Henry Melton, so they’re going to try three.

Lions RB Reggie Bush says he’s ready to go this week.

Packers CB Sam Shields did a good job with Bengals WR A.J. Green last week.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is glad to have FB Jerome Felton back from his suspension.

The Falcons are counting on New England game-planning to stop WR Julio Jones.

Panthers fourth-round pick Edmund Kugbila was already on IR, and recently had knee surgery in hopes of being ready for the offseason.

Here’s a change: The Saints are being praised for their defense.

It’s never too soon for Buccaneers fans to start thinking about their next QB of the future.

The Cardinals are working their way through a makeshift group of LBs.

The current Rams are trying to restore what was once a bitter rivalry with the 49ers.

With their offense struggling, the 49ers defense knows there’s extra pressure.

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell said the key against Texans DE J.J. Watt is to “make sure that he doesn’t wreck the whole day for us.”