Friday morning one-liners


DT Alan Branch has played an important role for the Bills defense.

Dolphins T Tyson Clabo hopes things go better against the Bills this time.

The Patriots think WR Aaron Dobson is close to returning.

Said Jets offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg of QB Geno Smith, “I’m even more certain now than I was earlier that he could be a really good one.”

Ravens TE Dennis Pitta hopes he’s more involved with the offense this week.

Wallace Gilberry has moved ahead of his Bengals defensive linemates in the team’s sack race.

Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton wants to see more from his unit during crunch time.

Is DE Brett Keisel reaching the end of his time with the Steelers?

Interim coach Wade Phillips likes the focus he’s seen from the Texans at practice this week.

The Colts were missing almost one-fifth of the roster at Thursday’s practice.

Jaguars WR Ace Sanders got his mother a house for Christmas.

The Titans have two more shots at getting a divisional victory this season.

Pads were popping at Broncos practice this week.

The Chiefs are the first team in NFL history with multiple touchdowns on interception, fumble, punt and kickoff returns in the same season.

The 2013 draft class hasn’t had a big impact on the Raiders this year.

Chargers S Brandon Taylor is headed toward another knee surgery.

WR Dez Bryant says that he and the rest of the Cowboys are behind QB Tony Romo.

The Giants will find out if Rueben Randle is ready to be a starting wide receiver over the next two weeks.

Trent Cole has settled into his linebacker role with the Eagles.

Redskins LB London Fletcher advised QB Robert Griffin III to just exhale after a difficult season.

Bears RB Matt Forte wants to finish the year with 2,000 yards from scrimmage.

Said Lions WR Calvin Johnson, “We’ve had some mental errors earlier in the season. We’ve cut down on those. It’s more about just physical errors going on, things that are fully correctable.”

A fumble in Week One taught Packers RB Eddie Lacy an important lesson.

Vikings TE John Carlson’s concussion history has him thinking about his NFL future.

The Falcons won’t be resting QB Matt Ryan.

Panthers K Graham Gano was surprised to see the Saints release Garrett Hartley.

Injuries aren’t a big concern for the Saints this week.

A pass rusher should be at or near the top of the Buccaneers wish list.

Said Cardinals G.M. Steve Keim, “When we talked about changing the culture, we wanted to bring in guys with high football IQs and guys who just love to play. And we’ve been able to do that in waves.”

It doesn’t look like anyone should count on Rams WR Tavon Austin playing this weekend.

With Bruce Miller out for the season, 49ers RB Anthony Dixon has a chance to make a contribution.

The Seahawks are fond of the play action pass.