Friday morning one-liners


Bills G.M. Buddy Nix was one of many checking out Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert on Thursday.

Who will be the next breakout player for the Dolphins?

Statistics bear out the Patriots’ need for more pass rush next season.

Jets coach Rex Ryan was at Missouri’s Pro Day, although he was probably more interested in DE Aldon Smith than QB Blaine Gabbert.

Looking back on the bust that was the Ravens’ free agent signing of QB Elvis Grbac.

Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden called Florida State QB Christian Ponder “an interesting guy and great prospect.”

Browns president Mike Holmgren is hopeful that RB Montario Hardesty can remain healthy next season.

Steelers S Ryan Clark responds to Vikings RB Adrian Peterson’s comments about “modern day slavery.”

DE Mario Williams ranks as the best draft choice in Texans history.

Colts president Bill Polian liked what he saw from DT Fili Moala last season.

New Jaguars quarterbacks coach Mike Sheppard coached offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter in college.

Several scouts believe Vince Young was a superior prospect to Cam Newton when the Titans made him a first round pick.

If the rule changes governing kickoffs are put into practice, the Broncos might never have to work on kickoff coverage thanks to K Matt Prater.

The Chiefs could use help on both lines of scrimmage via the draft.

The Raiders will face a tougher schedule this season than they had in 2010.

Chargers CB Quentin Jammer is one of the 46 Texas alums currently in the NFL, the most of any team in the NCAA basketball tournament field.

Could the proposed kickoff rules hurt Cowboys K David Buehler?

The Giants were on the wrong side of the third luckiest play in NFL history, according to a NFL Network countdown.

Eagles LB Keenan Clayton stands to earn a lot more playing time next season.

Matt Terl of filed a report from the Maryland Pro Day.

Bears LB Hunter Hillenmeyer penned a response to those who blame the players for causing the shutdown of the NFL.

Florida OL Mike Pouncey and Pittsburgh DE Greg Romeus both visited with the Lions.

Catching up with former Packers RB John Brockington.

Vikings T Bryant McKinnie is part of a group bringing 22,000 hearing aids to those who need them in Africa.

The Falcons share a need for a pass rushing defensive end with their NFC South brethren.

Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer has Alabama DT Marcel Dareus going to the Panthers in his latest mock draft.

Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune still finds it hard to believe RB Reggie Bush will play for anyone other than the Saints.

The Buccaneers were one of only two teams not to send anyone to Illinois’ Pro Day.

If the Cardinals are going to consider a quarterback in the draft, Blaine Gabbert could be the right one.

Former Rams T Orlando Pace is on his way to becoming a media mogul in St. Louis.

The 49ers had a heavy presence at Stanford’s Pro Day.

A call for the Seahawks to add WR Randy Moss to their roster.