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Friday morning one-liners

The Bills are inviting their fans to an open practice in June.

On the day of his retirement, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald remembers the Dolphins career of LB Zach Thomas.

Said Patriots WR Julian Edelman of WR Wes Welker’s absence, “I am not replacing Wes. I have
been hearing it so much I let it go in one ear and out the other. I am
just a guy trying to earn a job. It is unfair to Wes.”

Jets offensive line coach Bill Callahan wants rookie G Vladimir Ducasse to wipe his mental slate clean of everything he’s learned in the past.

Former Ravens DE Michael McCrary has been attending practices while he figures out if he wants to get into coaching.

TE Reggie Kelly has gotten right to work on mentoring rookie Bengals TE Jermaine Greshem.

Browns LB D’Qwell Jackson is making sure fans know that he plans on being on the team this year.  

Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall is figuring out the best way to prepare for his first season as the featured back.

A hamstring injury to K Neil Rackers has delayed the start of the Texans’ kicking competition.

The Colts have been using Tony Ugoh at left guard during OTAs.

Jaguars S Reggie Nelson said he isn’t focusing on being benched at the end of last season.

Titans DT Jovan Haye is hoping that losing 25 pounds means he makes more plays during the 2010 season.

Dave Krieger of the Denver Post takes issue with a low ranking for the Broncos quarterback corps.

Maurice Leggett isn’t sure what position he’ll wind up playing, but he’s in the thick of a fight for playing time in the Chiefs secondary.

Raiders coach Tom Cable said there’s been no progress in contract talks with DE Richard Seymour.

The Chargers have released the first architectural drawing of a proposed downtown stadium.  

Cowboys QB Tony Romo needed a playoff, but he advanced to the next round of qualifying for the U.S. Open.

DE Justin Tuck said that his shoulder is improving and he plans to be ready for the start of Giants training camp.

WR/PR Chad Hall has been commuting from Eagles practices and Hill Air Force base in Utah in advance of moving from active to reserve duty.  

Former NFL LB Bill Romanowski, who interviewed for the Redskins’ strength and conditioning coach opening, praised Dr. Anthony Galea as a “pioneer” in sports medicine.

The Bears expect to have a spirited competition for the top three receiving spots this summer.

DeAndre Levy hasn’t done anything to shake the Lions’ belief in his ability to handle middle linebacker

The Packers are counting on LB Brad Jones to give the pass rush a boost.

Said Vikings QB Tarvaris Jackson, “I’m not giving up on anything, but just let it play how it’s going to
play because you can’t control it. If I had control and I had my choice
on how things were going to happen, I’d be the starter, I wouldn’t have
had all those injuries, I would’ve never got benched and all that stuff.”

Falcons RB Jason Snelling hopes to prove that his 2009 season wasn’t just a fluke.

Panthers WR Brandon LaFell has receivers coach Tyke Tolbert, a fellow LSU grad, rooting for him to succeed

Saints LB Clint Ingram, who had arthroscopic surgery last month, hopes to be ready to run full speed during training camp.

Buccaneers LB Barrett Ruud is looking forward to playing behind the two rookie defensive tackles the team selected in April.

WR Darren Mougey hopes coming home will give him his NFL shot with the Cardinals.

Rams QB A.J. Feeley knows that his job is to start now and help Sam Bradford to start in the future.

A look at how the 49ers offensive line is looking during their early practices.

The Seahawks signed TE Michael Allan, a 2007 draftee by the Chiefs. 

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5 Responses to “Friday morning one-liners”
  1. Panda_Claus says: May 21, 2010 8:49 AM

    “The Bills are inviting their fans to an open practice in June.”
    What you’re not hearing is that the “open practice” is in Toronto.

  2. shannscott2000 says: May 21, 2010 9:03 AM

    Buccaneers LB Brandon Ruud is looking forward to playing behind the two rookie defensive tackles the team selected in April.
    “Brandon”? I think you mean Barrett, genuis.

  3. Rcope says: May 21, 2010 9:14 AM

    Hey, I know the Bucs aren’t very good right now, but the least you could do is know the name of the starting LB! Who the hell is Brandon Ruud? Unless we made some offseason move that I don’t know about, I assume you are referring to Barret Ruud!

  4. HC says: May 21, 2010 11:51 AM

    “on the day of his retirement, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald …”
    For a brief moment I jumped for joy, thinking that useless POS was done. Then I read the rest of the line and realized you were referring to Zach Thomas’ retirement.

  5. Flying elvis says: May 21, 2010 12:51 PM

    I don’t understand what Edelman is getting huffy about. Would it make it better if people said he was filling in for Welker? I mean Welker is out and some one has to replace him on the rooster… oppps sorry.

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