Tuesday morning one-liners

Bills G.M. Buddy Nix isn’t going out of his way to pursue a veteran wide receiver.
Speculation at the league meetings has the Dolphins targeting a third-round pick in exchange for OG Justin Smiley.
The Patriots have a successful history with compensatory picks, having nabbed QB Tom Brady and WR Julian Edelman with the additional selections.
The Jets were not awarded compensatory draft pick considerations for WR Laveranues Coles because Coles’ contract was voided last offseason.
Of G.M. Ozzie Newsome, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti says “we want Oz to be here as long as Ozzie wants to be here.”
Bengals owner Mike Brown isn’t closing the door on bringing back free agent K Shayne Graham.
Browns OT Joe Thomas is making friends and touching lives with soldiers in Afghanistan.
The Steelers are up to ten 2010 draft picks after acquiring three compensatory selections from the league on Monday.
Is potential Texans first-round pick Ryan Mathews of Fresno State the best running back in the 2010 draft class?
The Colts might employ more of a power running approach under new offensive coordinator Clyde Christensen.
NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan has the Jaguars selecting Georgia Tech WR Demaryius Thomas in his latest mock draft.
The Titans have set up a visit with Texas WR Jordan Shipley.
Despite a report that the sides had mutual interest, the Broncos are not expected to sign free agent C Kevin Mawae.
The Chiefs have reportedly scheduled a private workout for Wayne State RB Joique Bell.
The Raiders enjoy accumulating as many former first-round picks as possible, and then bragging about it.
Was the Charlie Whitehurst trade a steal for the Chargers?
The Cowboys will reportedly be bringing in Idaho OG Mike Iupati for a pre-draft visit.
After a high-priced 2009 offseason, the Giants were left without a single compensatory draft pick for 2010.
Kendra Wilkinson, the lovely wife of WR Hank Baskett, is pleased that her husband has re-signed with the Eagles.
Teams that employ zone blocking, like the Redskins, are expected to have interest in athletic Indiana OT Rodger Saffold.
Bears C Olin Kreutz’s agent says his client is “way ahead of schedule” in his recovery from surgery on his Achilles’ tendon.
Russ Lande of The Sporting News believes that Oklahoma OT Trent Williams is a legitimate candidate to be drafted No. 2 overall by the Lions.
It only took the Packers losing DT Colin Cole last offseason for G.M. Ted Thompson’s team to be rewarded a compensatory fifth-round pick.
Vikings owner Zygi Wilf argued his side of the overtime debate Monday, saying “sudden death always was something that appealed to the fans.”
Falcons RB Michael Turner is recovered from the recurring ankle injuries that cost him five games last season.
Despite his penny-pinching ways, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson still commands respect among the NFL’s elite.
Saints coach Sean Payton has been partying with Panthers coach John Fox and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
After receiving their compensatory seventh-rounder on Monday, the Bucs are sitting on eleven 2011 draft picks, including four selections in the final round.

New Cardinals LB Joey Porter plans to keep his motormouth running in the desert.

49ers.com is analyzing draft prospects, and broke down USC S Taylor Mays on Monday afternoon.

Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com answered questions about the team’s offseason in a Q & A session Monday.

New Rams TE Darcy Johnson and CB Kevin Dockery each signed one-year deals on Monday.

2 responses to “Tuesday morning one-liners

  1. “Bills G.M. Buddy Nix isn’t going out of his way to pursue a veteran wide receiver.”
    Or, I imagine, to field a decent team.
    Sitting on the front porch in a rocking chair drinking lemonade is how I imagine Buddy Nix will spend draft day.

  2. Dear Russ Lande of Sporting News:
    For real? Trent Williams at #2 over Okung, Suh or McCoy? Whatever you’re smoking, pass it on.
    #2 for a RT instead of a LT would be a pretty sad mistake and is not going to happen. Also, the Lions are looking at 3 options at the most.
    1) Take Okung and move Backus to LG.
    2) Take Suh and finish completely restoring your D-line in only one year.
    3) Take McCoy for same reason as above but because you like his style better.
    In no way does any other player even factor into this discussion. I hope the pick iis Okung because it’s helping Stafford and basically adds up to drafting 2 players by sending Backus back to his natural spot at LG. Also, in a division with both Peppers and Allen, you better have your blind side protected.
    But if it’s Suh, no complaints either.

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