Bills coach Doug Marrone is grateful for the things he learned from the head coach he’ll face this weekend in New Orleans.
Nearly $1.2 million has been raised to fight progeria, with $500,000 coming from Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was inspired by the boy who is the subject of the new HBO documentary, Life According to Sam.
Dolphins RT Tyson Clabo realizes that, with Bryant McKinnie on the team, Jonathan Martin could be moved to Clabo’s spot — and Clabo could be moved to the bench.
Jets RB Chris Ivory has gone from being shipped out of New Orleans to being named the NFL’s FedEx Ground Player of the Week.
Steelers CB Ike Taylor is leery of playing in Oakland; “It’s scary going into that Black Hole. They’re really serious about that. You can jump into the stands if you want to, but I don’t think you’re going to come back out.”
Browns RB Willis McGahee thinks WR Josh Gordon would benefit from the influence of a veteran receiver.
Ravens QB Joe Flacco, with 100 straight career starts, has never missed a snap due to injury.
The Bengals are trying to move to 4-0 at home for the first time since the days of Boomer Esiason.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano says that CB Vontae Davis is becoming a leader. (Said Davis, possibly: “I really like playing for Coach Dungy.”)
Arrangements have been made for a memorial service and visitation for Titans owner Bud Adams.
Pewaukee High School in Wisconsin has retired the high school jersey of Texans DE J.J. Watt.
The inevitable question is emerging: Are the 2013 Jaguars the worst team in NFL history?
Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski is still adjusting to having a holder other than Shane Lechler.
A man who swindled $3 million from Chargers LB Dwight Freeney will spend five years in prison.
Chiefs LS Thomas Gafford on his team this season under Andy Reid: “We’re a big family in here and we break it down on ‘family’ about every day and that’s the thing I’ve enjoyed the most being here with this team is the sense of family.”
It’s been nearly 10 years since the Broncos shipped RB Clinton Portis to Washington for CB Champ Bailey.
Redskins WR Santana Moss has advice for teammates who may be concerned about facing Peyton Manning: “Just worry about you.”
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Jay Ratliff could have been “the best” three technique defensive tackle ever coached by Rod Marinelli, who coached Warren Sapp.
Former Eagles LB/C Chuck Bednarik says he “never get[s] tired” of talking about the hit that knocked Frank Gifford out in 1960; “For Frank, it’s probably a different story,” Bednarik said.
Giants DT Mike Patterson will be making his return to Philly.
Bears QB Jay Cutler officially will miss at least a month; WR Bradon Marshall predicts Cutler will miss only two games.
Lions WR Kevin Ogletree has yet to be asked for information about his former team, the Cowboys: “I always wondered when you go play someone else, who’s the snitch, who’s giving away all the stuff? If I was asked, I probably would give in.”
The last time the Vikings faced Green Bay, WR Joe Webb was the starting quarterback. (And his performance in that game is one of the reasons why he changed positions.)
The good news? Packers CB Casey Heyward is ready to return after a three-month hamstring injury. The bad news? They’ll have a hard time finding a spot for him.
Reflecting on his final year in Tampa, former Buccaneers coach Jon Gruden recalls getting back-to-back game balls from one of the team’s owners; “Four weeks later, the same son of a bitch fired me,” Gruden said.
Saints RB Mark Ingram sums up the Sgt. Hulka injury that has kept Ingram out of action since Week Two: “The big toe will sit you down.”
Panthers coach Ron Rivera says his players are realizing their potential; “We can most certainly be relevant.”
The new Falcons stadium keeps looking better and better.
The California equivalent to OSHA has reopened an investigation into the death of worker at the 49ers’ new stadium in June, after another death occurred.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson wants to beat the St. Louis Rams, but he’s pulling for the St. Louis Cardinals.
After two straight losses, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says there’s “no doubt” his team is exited to get back on the field. (And lose again?)
New Rams starting QB Kellen Clemens learned from former Jets quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh the proper approach for a guy who isn’t starting: “Once you start viewing yourself as a backup, you’ll never be a starter again,” Clemens said. “I’ve really held on to that.”