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TE MARTELLUS BENNETT

(On Buffalo Bills defense)
"Very good defense, lots of mixes of fronts. You've got to be ready for everything. Got a lot of good players, a lot of talent. We've got to go out there and do our thing."

(On calling card to the Ryan brothers' defense)
"I think you could dial a bunch of different numbers to get the Ryan brothers. They do a lot of different things. So it's hard to have one phone number for them. You know, it's hard to track them down. I played with Rob [Ryan] when I was in Dallas, but overall I don't think you can just call it one thing."

(On coming back to practice after the Thursday game and "flying around on Tuesday")
"I fly around every day. You can't land this jet, you know what I'm saying? It's like having a private plane, wherever I want to go, I just go. I don't have to worry about no jet fuel. I would say Gatorade but they don't sponsor me so I'll just go get me some good ole' something to drink, and Gatorade can have the plug."

(On how the quarterback situation doesn't bother the players)
"Just get open. They'll get it to you. They're here for a reason."

(On attitude and flexibility of those inside the locker room, "buying in")
"I think for any human being one of the toughest things is that you have to be mentally tough to do your job every single day. Guys go to work and they just log on Twitter while they're supposed to be typing papers. Or you know, they're supposed to be doing whatever you're supposed to be doing at a regular job. It's hard to do your job every single day so it shows the mental toughness of guys around here to do their job no matter what the adversity or the situation may be.

QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO

(On range of motion in his shoulder)
"Yeah, I mean it's coming along. You know, I'm just taking it day by day right now. Trying to get to my best of ability on Sunday."

(On not playing on Thursday night due to injury)
"It was different, that's for sure. Never really been in that situation. So you know, not the funnest thing but it is what it is I guess."

(On Jacoby Brissett's performance on Thursday)
"Jacoby [Brissett] did a good job. It was really an all-around team win. I mean, everybody participated - special teams, defense, offense. That's what we needed to do."

(On immediate feeling after injuring shoulder)
"I thought the wind just got knocked out of me at first, but then it escalated from there I guess."

(On whether he should have got rid of the ball earlier on play he was injured)
"After it's all said and done it's easy to say that. But it's kind of one of those things that you're in the heat of the game. Bottom line, I have to be smarter than that."

(On pushing himself harder with one game to go before Tom Brady returns)
"You know, you always want to be out there. It's part of football, part of being a competitor. You want to be there guy out there and be the one running the show I guess."

(On Rex Ryan's defense)
"Very talented. It's a good defense all the way across the board. They've got good players at every level of the defense and we kind of just have to do our thing and be ready."

QB JACOBY BRISSETT

(On his injury status)
"You know we're not talking about injuries."

(On how it felt to throw the football again)
"Good, yeah. Good." 

(On if he is keeping his hand wrapped today)
"I don't know. I'll kind of see how it feels going out there. But whatever it is, you've just got to deal with it, go out there and have a good day of preparation."

(On if he has been given the go-ahead to start Sunday)
"That's Coach [Bill Belichick]'s decision. I can't make that decision." 

(On how the injury is affecting his grip on the football)
"Just something I deal with. Whatever happens just happens and whatever Coach [Bill Belichick] wants me to do, I'll do." 

(On if the injury affected his grip at all after it happened in the game)
"No, I played with it, so I didn't think about it. That's the main thing, to not think about it." 

(On if he had ever had a similar injury to this before)
"I don't remember if I've had to deal with it before." 

(On what it will be like to have the injury behind him and be able to focus on the game plan)
"It's mostly, just, I'm just focusing on the game plan. We've got a tough team coming in this weekend, so we've just got to go out there and prepare. We're going against a good team coming off a big win, so we've just got to go out there and do our job." 

(On how valuable the experience of the Texans game was for him going forward)
"It was huge, but the Bills pose a different threat, and like I said, they're coming off a big win. We've got to come out there ready to play."

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