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Friday morning one-liners

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If the Bills look defense first, Florida State QB Christian Ponder could be an option in the second round.

The Dolphins will meet with Illinois RB Mikel Leshoure.

Patriots CB Leigh Bodden said that his shoulder is feeling great.

The list of players that interest the Jets has a seriously defensive slant.

Oregon LB Casey Matthews had a private meeting with the Ravens.

Bengals linebackers coach Jeff FitzGerald was at Stephen F. Austin’s Pro Day to look at LB Jabara Williams.

The Browns will meet with USC T Tyron Smith.

Florida OL Mike Pouncey wants to go higher in the draft than his brother, Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey.  [Editor’s note:  If he does, will Mike invite Maurkice to kiss his butt?]

Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said he runs a very player-friendly system.

The Colts could be part of an all-defensive linemen first round in the AFC South.

Washington QB Jake Locker could be a good fit for the Jaguars.

For quarterback-needy teams like the Titans, Missouri QB Blaine Gabbert’s arm strength is a serious issue.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post suggests the Broncos might be looking to trade back in the first round.

Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star doesn’t see the Chiefs getting into the WR Chad Ochocinco business.

Raiders CB Stanford Routt showed off his skills on a visit to the NFL Network studios.

Chargers coach Norv Turner watched USC TE Jordan Cameron, a former basketball player, go through his Pro Day workouts.

The Cowboys have their eye on USC T Tyron Smith.

Giants WR Steve Smith worries that he might need to change his style to protect his knee.

Colorado CB Jimmy Smith visited with the Eagles.

Will CB Carlos Rogers be back with the Redskins next season?

It has been a long time since the Bears have drafted an elite player.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz took a look at prospects at the South Carolina State Pro Day.

Johnny Jolly’s off-field issues could have the Packers looking closely at Ohio State DE Cameron Heyward.

The offensive issues for the Vikings go beyond quarterback.

The Falcons will get a visit from Arizona DE/LB Brooks Reed next week.

Albert Breer of NFL.com is the latest to predict Auburn QB Cam Newton will join the Panthers.

CB Alex Molden makes the list of the 10 worst draft picks in Saints history.

The Buccaneers gave a new car to a needy local family.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt went to North Carolina to look at the several prospects produced by the Tar Heels.

The Rams have scheduled a visit with Hawaii RB Alex Green.

Friday will be a big day for the 49ers and every other team considering Clemson DE Da’Quan Bowers.

Coach Pete Carroll’s expectations for the future of Seahawks WR Golden Tate remain high.

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4 Responses to “Friday morning one-liners”
  1. paulieorkid says: Apr 1, 2011 9:41 AM

    Mike Pouncey’s competitive fire is a beautiful thing, and it’d be real sweet to see him lining up next to his brother in the Black & Gold in ’11 and beyond.

    But if he goes higher than the 1.18, it’d be no insignificant factor that his identical twin brother Maurkice tore up NFL defensive fronts and even second and third level defenders to the tune of being named to the Pro Bowl and second team All Pro. That’s virtually unheard of from a rookie.

    Bring Mike P to the ‘Burgh – we’ll love what he brings.

  2. andyreidisfat says: Apr 1, 2011 10:36 AM

    No that has happened quite a few times Rookies being honored in that way. But i gotta say from the View on the other side of the state if you had those brothers working together the interior of the Pitt line would be scary. Problem is all the ends and backers that tear up your tackles. If i was Pitt i would be looking for a Tackle and as much as it pains me to say this because i would like my team to snatch him up Camiri (spelling) from Wisco would fit in great with the Run first attitude in Pitt

  3. phinfan says: Apr 1, 2011 12:12 PM

    It’s clear the fins are thinking offense in the first two rounds. They’ve watched QB’s and RB’s so far. Nobody else. I think I heard a report about watching a wr but its clear they are looking at RB/QB.

  4. jebdamone says: Apr 1, 2011 2:09 PM

    there were some interesting tid-bits included in this mornings one liners but what i want to know is whats up with the picture?

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