Thursday morning one-liners


The Bills passing game will have a tough challenge on its hands tonight.

Dolphins LB Dannell Ellerbe is making tackles but not plays.

The Patriots came out of Sunday’s win at Atlanta with plenty more bumps and bruises.

New Jets WR David Nelson has a lot to learn in not much time.

The Ravens are getting a bargain, as the Jaguars are paying most of the money owed to LT Eugene Monroe the rest of the season.

The Bengals are looking for some scoreboard upgrades, and they’re looking for someone else to pay for them.

Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton said rookie OLB Barkevious Mingo is still a “work in progress.”

Steelers rookie WR Markus Wheaton had surgery on his pinkie finger.

Texans RB Arian Foster wasn’t talking about the players-only meeting he spoke at.

The Colts know getting their WRs off the line of scrimmage this week will be a challenge.

Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon’s playing catch-up now that he’s back from suspension.

Titans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is keeping his focus on this week’s game alone.

QB Peyton Manning isn’t the only New Orleans native the Broncos are counting on this year.

Chiefs TE Sean McGrath has impressed teammates with more than the pelt of fur on his face.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden was absent from practice Wednesday.

The Chargers are still trying to get their offensive line well.

Demoted Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne still feels like a starter even though he’s not one.

In the end, Giants WR Victor Cruz decided not to take coach Tom Coughlin up on his offer to fight.

Eagles pass-rusher Trent Cole is having much more success taking down deer than opposing QBs.

The Redskins were waiting to unveil their no-huddle offense.

The Bears were clearly trying to light a fire under P Adam Podlesh by bringing in a bunch of guys for workouts.

Lions DT Ndamukong Suh isn’t sure he can be friends with QBs.

The Packers are ready to lean on their rookie RBs this week.

The Vikings are closing in on completing agreements for their new stadium lease.

Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s taking the blame for the team’s slow start and bad performance in the red zone.

Panthers QB Cam Newton’s always played well in University of Phoenix Stadium.

The Saints have traditionally struggled at Solider Field.

In on-field football news, the Buccaneers are busy looking for a third WR.

Cardinals NT Dan Williams will be back in the starting lineup, with a heavy heart this week.

Despite Twitter evidence, Rams coach Jeff Fisher said he hasn’t made a decision at RB.

For all the attention paid to his backups, it would help if 49ers starting QB Colin Kaepernick played better.

Seahawks DE Michael Bennett has come a long way from the talented college player with a questionable work ethic.