Thursday morning one-liners

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Bills RB C.J. Spiller wasn’t disappointed with his year, even though his numbers were down.

Could Eric Mangini end up part of the Dolphins reorganization if owner Stephen Ross starts firing people?

The Patriots are getting healthier in the secondary, which has been an issue all year.

The Jets strong finish and the return of coach Rex Ryan has given them confidence going into the offseason.

The Ravens like their depth at CB going into the offseason.

Attention-seeker Chad Johnson says he’ll get the rest of the Bengals unsold playoff tickets (but will probably go back to Ochocinco when the bill arrives).

Interest in college coaches doesn’t change the impression that Josh McDaniels is the guy the Browns are targeting.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is excited about the way their no-huddle offense was working.

One of his former Penn State players thinks Bill O’Brien will be a hit with the Texans.

Colts LB Jerrell Freeman can fill up a stat sheet.

The early entry of any QB into the draft can only help the Jaguars.

As the Titans mull their options, a look at whether patience is a good thing.

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman might have to miss some practice time next week to handle a court date.

The return of Chiefs LB Justin Houston should provide a boost in time for the playoffs.

Even if Raiders coach Dennis Allen keeps his job, hanging onto his staff could be complicated.

Chargers LB Thomas Keiser returned to practice, but didn’t comment about his recent arrest.

The Cowboys will need to make some adjustments to DE DeMarcus Ware’s contract this offseason.

The Giants and RB Andre Brown have a mutual interest in another year together.

The Eagles set a franchise record with just 19 turnovers, but only eight of them were by guys starting now.

How a local college basketball program could help the Redskins in their coaching search.

A defensive collapse has some wondering if the Bears should have brought LB Brian Urlacher back last season.

Lions players expressed confidence that former coach Jim Schwartz would land on his feet.

Packers LB Andy Mulumba hopes to help fill the void created by the absence of Clay Matthews.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was vocal in support of Leslie Frazier, which makes his situation worth watching.

Falcons CB Asante Samuel said he’s not ready to retire.

Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was upfront with his players about his interview with the Redskins.

The Saints aren’t fooled by the Eagles’ pass-defense stats, considering the way they create turnovers.

The hiring of coach Lovie Smith should bring a sense of stability to a franchise that needs it.

The Cardinals know they might need to win 12 games to get to the playoffs next year.

The Rams have decisions to make at WR this offseason.

For 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick, cold weather isn’t an issue.

The Seahawks practice squaders play an important role in keeping the roster ready.