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Saturday morning one-liners

Undrafted rookie RB Joique Bell isn’t put off by the long odds he faces to make the Bills roster.

Former Dolphins S Jake Scott and DE Bill Stanfill will be inducted into the team’s honor roll.

Patriots QB Tom Brady wasn’t shocked by WR Wes Welker’s appearance at practice this week.

TE Dustin Keller could be the biggest beneficiary of the retooled Jets offense.

A pair of undrafted rookies — DB Brad Jones and RB Curtis Steele — have impressed during Ravens workouts.

Former Bengals K Doug Pelfrey talked about the departure of Shayne Graham and the peripatetic nature of kickers in general.

LB Chris Gocong’s energy makes him stand out during Browns practices.

Jeffri Chadiha of ESPN.com thinks candor would serve Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger better than a sit-down with Larry King.

Texans DE Mario Williams is drawing inspiration from soldiers he met during an USO tour in March.   

Colts QB Peyton Manning has reviewed every snap of the 2009 season to prepare for the upcoming year.

Jaguars DT Kommonyan Quaye’s unusual path to the NFL took him from Liberia to Paris to New Jersey.

Free agent LB Keith Bulluck hasn’t set up visits with the Titans or anyone else yet.

Broncos QB Tim Tebow was inaccurate during Friday’s practice, but his arm strength looks better than advertised.

By taking S Eric Berry, the Chiefs committed to using Branden Albert at left tackle.

According to RB Michael Bush, Raiders offensive coordinator Hue Jackson’s motto is “build a bully.”

Chargers WR Jeremy Williams is trying to overcome a lack of size to make it in the NFL.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is pleased with how offensive coordinator Jason Garrett uses the team’s three running backs.

LB Gerris Wilkinson got Antonio Pierce’s old number, now he wants to win Pierce’s old starting spot on the Giants defense.   

RB Charles Scott has been taking the majority of the second-team reps with the Eagles.

Redskins receivers coach Keenan McCardell is still working on making the transition from player to coach.  [Editor’s note:  The best way to do it?  Look at your paycheck.]

Bears rookies have a financial incentive to take part in voluntary workouts.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz is holding out hope that RB Kevin Smith will be ready for the start of training camp.

A glut of tight ends in Packers camp is putting pressure on Spencer Havner and Donald Lee.   

Although the Falcons plan to manage his carries, RB Michael Turner believes game situations will ultimately dictate his workload.

The Panthers have been using LB Dan Connor exclusively in the middle and he hasn’t had a chance to compete for the strongside starting spot.

Saints TE Jeremy Shockey returned for the team’s afternoon practice after missing the morning with back spasms.

Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman threw a pair of interceptions during Thursday’s practice, although they are mitigated by the fact that the defense knows what’s coming.

The Cardinals took a break from practice for a bowling outing.  [Editor’s note:  DT Darnell Dockett wanted to Ustream the event, but only if they bowled in the shower room.] 

Craig Dahl has gone from the fringes of the Rams roster in 2009 to potential starting safety in 2010.

49ers outside linebackers coach Jason Tarver made an odd transition from chemistry to coaching.

The Seahawks released WR Mike Jones, which means they now only have 15 wideouts on their roster.
 

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3 Responses to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. MrHumble says: Jun 5, 2010 10:23 AM

    Shockey has a sore back? He just needs to go see the headcoach for a little “somethin somethin” and all the pain will go away……but he’ll still remain a sissy.

  2. Topher says: Jun 5, 2010 12:34 PM

    Manning has reviewed every snap of the NFL season?
    Thanks to the NFL network, so have I!

  3. Strick says: Jun 5, 2010 1:11 PM

    I’m impressed, PFT. The Packers one-liner is actually about, you know, football…

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