Wednesday morning one-liners


The Bills waived DT Jay Ross and signed WR Cordell Roberson to the practice squad.

The Dolphins need Rishard Matthews to be ready to fill the role of slot receiver now that Brandon Gibson is done for the season.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick dressed like a pirate for this year’s Halloween party.

At 4-4 midway through the season, the Jets are better than most people thought.

Here’s Ravens coach John Harbaugh talking about the bye week.

Bengals DT Geno Atkins says he was dealing with knee pain early this season, but it was more a mental issue than a physical issue.

The Browns got feelers about trading WR Josh Gordon, but no one offered enough to pry Gordon away from Cleveland.

Says coach Mike Tomlin of the Steelers’ 2-5 start, “Our record is our record. There’s nothing that we can do about what has been played.”

Texans owner Bob McNair will match donations from the public to raise money for Bum Phillips’ charities for the hearing impaired.

Colts K Adam Vinatieri is having a good season and hoping for his fifth Super Bowl ring.

Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said the team’s decision makers are having a self-scouting meeting to discuss the team’s weaknesses. (That will have to be a long meeting.)

As the Titans prepare to face the Rams, they’re seeing a lot of players they know well.

The Broncos need dependability in a backup running back.

The Chiefs were content to sit tight with the roster that got them to 8-0, instead of making a blockbuster move for Tony Gonzalez at the trade deadline.

Said Raiders coach Dennis Allen, “It’s great when you get a chance to get a win. You can’t ever take these things for granted in the National Football League. They’re tough to come by, so for us to get a win, get our record to 3-4, we’ve got an opportunity with Philadelphia coming in here to get our record back to .500, and maybe we can create a little momentum.”

Chargers QB Philip Rivers was the fifth-fastest player in NFL history to reach 30,000 passing yards.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is under scrutiny in Dallas.

Giants G.M. Jerry Reese says Tom Coughlin deserves credit for the team’s refusal to give up.

Eagles QB Nick Foles is eager to prove himself.

The trade deadline came and went and TE Fred Davis remained in Washington.

With Bears LB Lance Briggs injured and the defense likely to struggle, coach Marc Trestman wants the team to pick it up in the other phases of the game.

Lions RB Mikel Leshoure would like to get more playing time, but a trade wasn’t in the cards.

Said Packers S Morgan Burnett of teammate Sam Shields, “He might not be your biggest guy but he’s a tough guy. He has the big play-making ability but he won’t back down from no one, I don’t care who you are.”

The father of Vikings RB Matt Asiata was killed in a bus crash.

Falcons RB Steven Jackson played 48 snaps in his first game back from a hamstring injury.

Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula is looking like a good hire for head coach Ron Rivera.

Here’s a look at what the Saints need to do to beat the Jets. (Hope the Jets play as badly as they did last week would be a good start.)

The Buccaneers claimed DB Bobby Felder off waivers from the Vikings.

Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby is angry at the NFL’s official statisticians for not giving him enough credit for tackles.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher is defending his call on the last play of Monday night’s loss to the Seahawks.

LaMichael James may finally be ready to see some action for the 49ers.

The Seahawks are searching for answers for their struggling offense.