Saturday one-liners

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Patriots WR Danny Amendola has experienced a drop in his playing time.

The Bills are trying not to take 1-4 San Francisco lightly, especially with Colin Kaepernick at quarterback.

The Dolphins don’t want to jinx it, but they may finally be putting on the field their five post-camp projected offensive line starters.

Jets LB David Harris has a 121-game starting streak; a hamstring injury could end that run on Monday night.

Ravens LB Zachary Orr will communicate the play calls on defense, if LB C.J. Mosley can’t play due to a hamstring injury.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis wants the defense to generate more turnovers.

Browns coach Hue Jackson is hoping that the “injury gods” eventually will smile on his team. (Currently, they’re doing something else that starts with “s”.)

Steelers OT Andre Villanueva is bracing for an all-out assault from Cameron Wake.

Texans rookie WR Braxton Miller is becoming both healthy and comfortable in the slot.

Former Colts WR Reggie Wayne, who recently has sharply criticized the team, has offered to buy G.M. Ryan Grigson and DE Trent Cole dinner.

P Brad Nortman has become a bright spot for the Jaguars.

Here’s a look at the ascension of the Titans offensive line.

Broncos QB Trevor Siemian, who injured his left shoulder 13 days ago, was not on the postgame injury report following Thursday night’s loss in San Diego.

S Eric Berry explains that Chiefs players have adopted “skin like an armadillo” and a willingness to call each other out.

Raiders DE Aldon Smith is within the window for applying for reinstatement; it’s unclear whether he has.

The Chargers didn’t blow another fourth-quarter lead, but they definitely tried.

Cowboys CB Brandon Carr gets asked about the team’s quarterback situation everywhere he goes.

Giants co-owner Steve Tisch doesn’t think QB Eli Manning’s age is affecting his game.

The Eagles have faith in the man known internally as “Big V.”

Based on Theo Riddick’s success against Philly’s defense last week, Washington RB Chris Thompson may get some extra work on Sunday.

Bears P Pat O’Donnell has embraced the rugby punt.

The Lions hope to do a better job of containing DT Aaron Donald than they did a year ago.

The Packers are still trying to get back to their “chunk plays.”

The post-bye Vikings could have Jake Long at left tackle and T.J. Clemmings at right tackle.

The Falcons have struggled to cover tight ends.

The Panthers are having a hard time getting to the quarterback.

Saints TE Josh Hill is ready to roll after missing three games with an ankle sprain.

A made field goal that was made more important after missing two others allowed Buccaneers K Roberto Aguayo to be named the clutch performer of the week.

The Cardinals need natural tackle John Wetzel to step up at guard.

49ers WR Jeremy Kerley no longer minds returning punts.

Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett looks forward to contributing more to the offense after suffering a sprained knee on September 18.

The no-excuses Rams may once again have the make-no-excuses excuse that they’ll be missing 3/4th of their starting defensive line.