Thursday morning one-liners

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Bills QB E.J. Manuel knows he needs to get better.

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has another elite QB in his sights, but he’s never beaten Tom Brady.

The Patriots are still scrambling to piece together a defense.

Just in time for Festivus: The Jets will still sell you a Darrelle Revis or a Bart Scott or a Tim Tebow jersey.

Ravens QB Joe Flacco is perfectly fine playing in a dome this week.

The Bengals are steaming about a rash of missed tackles.

Browns CB Joe Haden is lobbying for teammate T.J. Ward to stick around.

Upon further review, Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger got his first career reception last week.

Texans interim coach Wade Phillips brought in a crew of Big 12 refs for practice to try to cut down on the penalties in games.

It’s Week 15, and the Colts may have finally found their complementary receiver(s).

Jaguars RB Jordan Todman could be in line for his first career start.

Titans coach Mike Munchak wants more time to make more changes.

Journeyman LB Paris Lenon is the new starter in the middle for the Broncos.

Chiefs OLB Justin Houston was back on the field, but limited Wednesday.

Raiders FB Marcel Reece is fine taking a back seat again in the rushing game.

Chargers C Nick Hardwick usually has Thursdays off, but he’s working tonight.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is concerned by the number of hamstring injuries.

After time ran out on their playoff hopes, the Giants finally took down their Super Bowl countdown clock.

Eagles QB Nick Foles isn’t worried about falling victim to a jinx.

Redskins QB Kirk Cousins is trying to stay out of the fray, and just play.

Bears LB Lance Briggs’ recovery is not going as planned.

Lions WR Nate Burleson says his teammates should not get ahead of themselves thinking playoffs.

Back-from-PUP-list Packers C J.C. Tretter is in the mix for playing time

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier is getting credit for “holding things together.”

Falcons QB Matt Ryan’s excited offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter didn’t get the Boise State job.

Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart is holding out hope he can return this year with an MCL injury.

The Saints were missing five players in practice Wednesday.

Buccaneers rookie QB Mike Glennon is trying to work his way through a pair of awful showings.

Cardinals QB Carson Palmer was back at practice.

Rams DT Matt Conrath is working his way into a bigger role.

Pro Bowl G Mike Iupati returned to practice with the 49ers Wednesday.

The Seahawks had a longer list of injuries after last week’s loss to the 49ers.