Friday morning one-liners

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Said Bills QB Jeff Tuel on Thad Lewis ascending to the starting job, “The competitor in me is like, ‘Dang it I want to play.’ You can do all that, but what the coaches said the team needs is not for me to sit around here and mope. So I just shrugged it off. I mean literally there, that day you’ve got to let it go, move on and do whatever you can to help this football team, and that’s what I’m about.”

Charles Clay has helped the Dolphins cope with the loss of TE Dustin Keller.

Four receiver sets were more popular with the Patriots last weekend.

The Jets special teams are coming off an excellent performance.

There are tough calls to make at wide receiver for the Ravens.

WR Marvin Jones has added gunner on the punt team to his Bengals portfolio.

Defensive coordinator Ray Horton has sparked the Browns defense in his first year on the job.

Finding glimpses of optimism on the Steelers offense.

S Ed Reed sees parallels between this year’s Texans and last year’s Ravens.

Colts WR T.Y. Hilton has grabbed the spotlight this season.

K Josh Scobee is looking forward to kicking in Denver’s thin air when the Jaguars visit the Broncos this weekend.

Breaking down the reasons for Titans RB Chris Johnson’s subpar production.

TE Jacob Tamme is pretty much exclusively a special teams player for the Broncos.

The Chiefs have seen strong production from the seven players they claimed off waivers early in the season.

Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor’s improvement as a passer has gotten a lot of notice.

Veterans on the Chargers aren’t riding the weekly roller coaster.

The Cowboys want to keep the explosiveness from last week in their offense.

Giants CB Terrell Thomas complained about the refs allowing Brandon Marshall to push off in the wake of the team’s sixth loss in six tries.

The Eagles defense bears a stamp from Chip Kelly’s days at Oregon.

NT Barry Cofield’s play is helping the Redskins linebackers succeed at their jobs.

Bears coach Marc Trestman remained certain he made the right call to go for it on fourth down on the first Bears possession of Thursday night’s win.

TE Joseph Fauria wants to be more than just a red zone option for the Lions.

Packers RB James Starks is trying to keep a positive outlook about his knee injury.

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will be facing off against close friend and Panthers coach Ron Rivera this weekend.

WR Brian Robiskie is excited to join his father with the Falcons.

The Panthers are keeping their focus on stopping Vikings RB Adrian Peterson.

Saints TE Jimmy Graham credits QB Drew Brees with putting him in a position to succeed.

The Buccaneers are looking for a third receiver.

DT Alameda Ta’amu has found a home on the Cardinals defense.

Multiple tight end sets are all the rage for the Rams right now.

49ers RB Frank Gore credits boxing with helping him play for a long time.

The Seahawks liked the Week Five play of their offensive line more than the previous week’s performance.