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Thursday morning one-liners

Bills head coach Chan Gailey doesn’t think the transition to a 3-4 defense will be as tough as people think.

University of Tennessee DT Dan Williams has turned
into the consensus pick
for the Dolphins at No. 12.

The Patriots can’t
really want Tim Tebow
. . . can they?

The ESPN draft crew recently put the Jets on the clock.

Ravens QB Troy Smith, apparently unhappy about his lack of a trade options, has changed agents.

The Browns appear to have Eagles LB Chris Gocong on their radar.

Last year’s No. 6 overall pick Bengals T Andre Smith plans to earn the team’s starting right tackle job.

SI’s Ross Tucker says that the Steelers are facing their “biggest dilemma” in a long time.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle thinks no one is “more deserving” of a big contract than LB DeMeco Ryans.

Jaguars WR Troy Williamson asks himself what would have happened if he didn’t tear his labrum last year.

A lot of smart folks think the Colts will take C/G Maurkice Pouncey if he’s available at pick No. 31.

The Titans will entertain a couple of quarterback draft prospects in the coming days.

There is a push in Denver for K Jason Elam to be make the Hall of Fame.

Don’t expect to see Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers work in OTAs because of shoulder surgery he underwent this offseason.

Is JaMarcus Russell trying to escape from Raiders island?

The Chargers will “almost certainly” target a blocking tight end in the draft, according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The Cowboys will rack up frequent flier miles during the preseason.

The Giants will work out a former Arizona basketball player on April 11.  (That didn’t work out so well with Jai Lewis. Remember him?)

Eagles LB Omar Gaither signed his one-year restricted free agent tender.

It’s no surprise the Redskins haven’t talked to QB Jason Campbell about a long-term extension.

The McCaskey family goes about their business owning the Bears very
quietly
.

Tom Kowalski of MLive.com looks at the possibility of someone trading up to the No. 2 pick to draft Jimmy Clausen.  (Good luck with that.)

As exhibition games go, watching Aaron Rodgers face off against Peyton Manning in Week Three of the preseason should be pretty good.

The Vikings don’t have a local television deal in place for their preseason games yet.

The Falcons will host LB Rolando McClain this Monday.

Even the stats agree: wide receiver is Carolina’s biggest hole to fill on draft day.

You can take TE Jeremy Shockey out of New York, but you can’t take him out Page Six.

The Bucs will host WR Dez Bryant for a pre-draft visit, just like the Bengals and Cowboys.

Cardinals S Adrian Wilson should be a fan of the team re-signing Matt Ware. 

For the first time since 2000, there won’t be a “Governors Cup” game between the Chiefs and Rams.  (Calm down, please.)

49ers WR Michael Crabtree sleeps with a playbook in his bed.

The Seahawks will close the preseason against the Raiders for a fourth straight year.

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13 Responses to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. jdg3 says: Apr 1, 2010 10:19 AM

    Maybe Crabtree uses his playbook pages for his own “wake and bake”

  2. CapsLockKey says: Apr 1, 2010 10:35 AM

    “Don’t expect to see Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers work in OTAs because of shoulder surgery he underwent this offseason.”
    Did you even read the article before you posted this? You couldn’t be more wrong. He’s already at OTA’s by the way. http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/CB-BRANDON-FLOWERS-QA-HIGHLIGHTS-MARCH-31-2010/4b72c6da-2354-49c6-b933-6e89dd0d59a9

  3. LionsFan says: Apr 1, 2010 10:53 AM

    Tom Kowalski of MLive.com looks at the possibility of someone trading up to the No. 2 pick to draft Jimmy Clausen. (Good luck with that.)
    I wouldn’t be too quick to doubt Killer. He was the first person I heard say that Bradford would likely be the first pick overall. He was a good week or week and a half ahead of that Schefter guy claiming it.
    Killer has his sources and knows his stuff.

  4. Mangy66 says: Apr 1, 2010 11:26 AM

    “It’s no surprise the Redskins haven’t talked to QB Jason Campbell about a long-term extension.”
    At this point, why would they?
    The funny thing is, if they did, you’d be ALL OVER THEM for slighting him last season and then extending the olive branch.
    The FACT is, at this point, Campbell has already been “slighted”, so the team has no incentive to make a deal now. Let him play another year, and if he finally looks like a franchise QB…Snyder will pay the man. Not like these other cheap owners who will nickel and dime someone even after they’ve proven themselves.

  5. finsbooyah says: Apr 1, 2010 11:42 AM

    The Giants will work out a former Arizona basketball player on April 11. (That didn’t work out so well with Jai Lewis. Remember him?)
    Ummm no, I don’t

  6. DJSlyBri says: Apr 1, 2010 11:54 AM

    Manning vs. Rodgers is nice but the Colts playing in Canada in the pre-season has to be the story of the offseason. Manning’s first visit to Canada? Oh my God I can’t wait for it. I am gonna watch at least 2, maybe even 3 highlights from this game. I might even watch 4!

  7. Bob Nelson says: Apr 1, 2010 12:01 PM

    LOL the viklings do not have a local television contract for preseason games!!
    The only reason people attend viking preseaon games is because those buying Bear and Packer regular season game tickets are requirerd to buy a preseason game ticket.
    There is a lack of demand for vikling games in the Twin Cities market that the NFL should address by moving the franchise to a more supportive location.

  8. Jumbotron84 says: Apr 1, 2010 12:10 PM

    Hey florio, did pacman get signed tuesday? cause that was what your source said that you stuck to…oh, i forgot, the lions could be putting it off now cause “it has been leaked”. Don’t be so damn quick to discredit Kowalski you smart ass

  9. tedskro says: Apr 1, 2010 12:18 PM

    Tom Kowalski of MLive.com looks at the possibility of someone trading up to the No. 2 pick to draft Jimmy Clausen. (Good luck with that.)
    please pay attention to whats going on someone will move up for clausen Greg must still be listening to McShay. At the least there are 4 teams in the top ten that need a qb with two others maybe needing one. They will get phone calls just depends if they take it

  10. Satanic Hell Creature says: Apr 1, 2010 12:57 PM

    Jaguars WR Troy Williamson asks himself what would have happened if he didn’t tear his labrum last year.
    ————————————————–
    He would have had about 15 catches, 18 drops, 1 TD, and would have heard the resounding boos from all 6000 fans at their home games.

  11. edgy1957 says: Apr 1, 2010 8:13 PM

    Bob Nelson says:
    LOL the viklings do not have a local television contract for preseason
    ******************************
    I think it’s sad that you think that preseason games are so important that you have to watch them. You can get a good idea as to what happened on the news, if you want to watch anyone of importance. Hell, by the late third quarter, you’re watching guys who won’t even be around for the last practtice.
    We get the Cowboys and the Chiefs and I don’t think I’ve watched 3 quarters of combined action for these clubs in any preseason.

  12. jimicos says: Apr 2, 2010 9:38 AM

    edgy1957 says:
    April 1, 2010 8:13 PM
    We get the Cowboys and the Chiefs and I don’t think I’ve watched 3 quarters of combined action for these clubs in any preseason.
    ———————–
    But you could. It’s stunning to me that there’s a team in the league that doesn’t have a TV contract for its preseason games at this point.
    Maybe there’s several teams in this situation, I don’t know. But it’s shocking.

  13. edgy1957 says: Apr 2, 2010 10:54 AM

    jimicos says:
    Maybe there’s several teams in this situation, I don’t know.
    **************************
    If you had read the article a little more thoroughly and understood it’s meaning, you’d have seen that it was no big deal.
    The games for the Cowboys and Chiefs have gone from one local station to the other and it didn’t always take .00002 seconds to get a new deal when the old one expired, as some people might think. My guess is that with the economy like it is, the locals are looking to spend as much as they did in the previous deal and for a long term ocmmitment at that price. The Vikings just had their deal expire at the wrong time. Let’s not forget that the NFL extended their TV contracts and got little or nothing in terms of extra money bcause of the economy.

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