"He can play slot, he can play right, he can play left. I think that gives the Patriots a lot of flexibility."
-- NFL analyst Rodney Harrison on CB Darrelle Revis
Though there are other big names at the cornerback position aside from Revis Island in Richard Sherman, Patrick Peterson and Joe Haden, Harrison thinks the All-Pro is still the best in the game because of his versatility.
Wherever he plays this season, he'll be relied upon to match up against the opponent's best receiver on a nightly basis.
"That's up to Coach Smith. I just follow the orders and go out there and do my job."
-- Falcons QB Matt Ryan on whether WR Julio Jones will play vs. Dolphins
After injuring his right foot last season, Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will likely return to the field at some point in the preseason to prepare for the 2014 campaign.
But head coach Mike Smith gave no indication in a conversation with ESPN when that would be. Matt Ryan echoed the same sentiment when asked about the matter, and will be one of the primary beneficiaries of his return to form.
Jones is reportedly 100 percent healthy and just as explosive as he was before suffering the foot fracture.
"He adds a ton of value to this line. You typically don't get a sixth guy that can play that many positions and has had that much experience with 20 games or started. That will be a big one if he's down."
-- Packers OL Josh Sitton on OL Don Barclay
The Green Bay Packers got some bad news on Tuesday as Wes Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reported that offensive lineman Don Barclay suffered a torn ACL and will likely miss the entire 2014 season.
The development is especially troubling since Barclay can play any position on the line and was slated to be the primary backup at both guard positions. Youngsters Derek Sherrod and Lane Taylor will likely share the duties as backups moving forward.
"Every single play I'm scratching and fighting for everything."
-- Bears TE Martellus Bennett
The 2014 first-round selection brought Bennett to the ground with an arm tackle that he took exception to. At that point, Bennett threw Fuller to the ground and caused a minor scrum among teammates. In the end, Bennett suffered the consequences.
The situation may have been brewing longer than one practice. According to multiple reports, Bennett has had a lackluster approach toward training camp practices. His teammates have noticed, and it's causing a bit of dissension. The incident on Tuesday was the last straw as far as the Bears were concerned.
"Every single play I'm scratching and fighting for everything," Bennett said. "Same way I play every single day. I play hard. I go hard every single day. I'm probably one of the most violent people on the field."