Thursday morning one-liners


Bills coach Doug Marrone figures if his team is going to play in cold weather, they might as well practice in it.

In the midst of some other issues, the Dolphins are trying to get QB Ryan Tannehill and WR Mike Wallace on the same page.

As you might imagine, Patriots coach Bill Belichick had little to offer on speculation about Ed Reed’s future.

Jets TE Jeff Cumberland is on track to return after a concussion.

The Ravens were without three defensive starters in practice Wednesday, including DT Haloti Ngata.

The Bengals rushing attack isn’t getting them where they need to go.

This just in: Browns CEO Joe Banner didn’t rule out using a first-rounder next year on a quarterback.

This also just in: The Steelers offensive line is kind of beat up and battered.

The Texans made four roster moves yesterday, in the wake of the release of Reed.

Yes, the Colts are still looking for some help for WR T.Y. Hilton.

The Jaguars might have to play without LB Paul Posluszny, who suffered a concussion last week.

The Titans have to tweak the offense now that QB Ryan Fitzpatrick’s running it the rest of the season.

Lost amid QB Peyton Manning’s day off, Broncos CB Champ Bailey was back in full pads yesterday.

Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers is adjusting to playing inside in the team’s nickel package.

Whoever ends up at QB for the Raiders this week should have a healthier line in front of them.

The Chargers had the opposite problem as the Bills, as players might have been too warm during an 86-degree November practice.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant isn’t the team’s only high profile target who isn’t getting enough touches.

Giants RB Brandon Jacobs is expected to practice today.

Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans is getting back to his old level.

Redskins OL Maurice Hurt practiced for the first time this year, but it appears unlikely that DE Adam Carriker will be able to this season.

The Bears are getting good returns from a group of rookie LBs.

The Lions success is giving WR Nate Burleson time to heal.

Packers C Evan Dietrich-Smith returned to practice, giving them a needed boost up front.

Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson doesn’t want to be compared to Percy Harvin.

Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan can’t believe the number of big plays his side is allowing.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera is digging his new “Riverboat Ron” persona.

Saints K Garrett Hartley understands that his slump means working out other kickers is “part of the deal.”

Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey got a game ball last week, and he hopes to have a home to put it in soon.

Cardinals OLB John Abraham got another sack Wednesday without doing a thing.

Rams S T.J. McDonald is working to get back on the field after a broken leg.

The 49ers could be without DT Ray McDonald this week.

A couple of Seahawks practice-squaders reflect on the uncertain life at the fringes of the roster.