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Saturday morning one-liners


The ability of RB Lamar Miller to crack the Dolphins’ two-back rotation hinges on his ability to pass block.

Pats coach Bill Belichick recently sold his Brooklyn townhouse for $2.75 million.

With Bills DE Mark Anderson out, DE Kyle Moore will get a chance to show that he can do what the team’s other defensive ends haven’t been able to do very much this year.

Jets LB Bryan Thomas sums up the team’s run defense in one word: “Bad.”

The Steelers released TE Weslye Saunders, who appeared in every game last year but who was suspended four games to start the 2012 season.

On Sunday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh will be going up against the guy who was offered the job before him.

The Browns will be starting a pair of rookie defensive tackles when the Bengals come to town on Sunday.

George Clooney likes to wear a Bengals T-shirt. (Get back to us when he paints his face black and orange and dons an Adam Jones jersey for a movie premiere.)

After beating the Steelers on Thursday night, the Titans are taking the weekend off. (Haven’t they already taken three or four weekends off this year?)

Jaguars G.M. Gene Smith has cracked the code for improving the team: More talent.

As the prepare to face the banged-up Jets, the Colts are banged up.

Texans WR DeVier Posey says the “vibe was down” after the Monday night game because Houston won only by six points.

Raiders coach Dennis Allen says that this week’s opponent, the Falcons, is a team that Oakland hopes to emulate. (Roughly 25 other teams feel the same way.)

Chiefs offensive coordinator Brian Daboll acknowledged Friday that conservative play calling played a role in Sunday’s 9-6 loss to the Ravens.

Another year, another Denver defensive coordinator for Chargers QB Philip Rivers to beat once, or maybe twice.

Former Broncos S Steve Atwater talks about his election to the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame.

The Eagles are being coy regarding whether WR DeSean Jackson will return punts against the not-so-special special teams of the Lions.

The Redskins are mixing and matching four safeties until Brandon Meriweather finally makes his debut.

When the Giants line up against the 49ers on Sunday, the Giants may be surprised by what they see.

Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan says LB Anthony Spencer (strained pectoral) could miss three more weeks.

Here’s how different the Vikings would have been if they hadn’t won a throwaway game on Christmas Eve against the Redskins.

Even though his skills are declining, LB Brian Urlacher still plays a key role for the Bears.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy could make an exception to his “no practice, no play” rule for DL B.J. Raji.

Based on his time playing at Temple, Lions LB Tahir Whitehead knows too well what Philly fans have in store for the visiting team.

Saints interim to the interim coach Aaron Kromer says the team is now heading in the right direction.

Panthers WR David Gettis will return to practice on Monday after spending the first six weeks on the PUP list.

For all the draft picks the Bucs have devoted to the defensive line, the most pleasant surprise has been DE Michael Bennett, who was claimed on waivers.

Despite their lofty status, the Falcons are 27th against the run -- and they know that needs to change.

With 48 receiving yards, Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald will join Randy Moss as the only men to generate 10,000 receiving yards before blowing out 30 candles.

Seahawks K Steven Hauschka, a Needham, Mass. native, has been hearing from plenty of hometown friends with the Pats coming to Seattle on Sunday.

It looks as if rookie CB Janoris Jenkins will continue to return punts for the Rams, with WR Danny Amendola out.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh is having trouble getting used to running at the front of the pack.