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Monday morning one-liners

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Bills LB Nick Barnett is trying to help Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict learn to keep his emotions in check.

Former Dolphins DE Kenny Mixon was arrested in Broward County on a charge of domestic violence.

Would the Patriots take a chance on North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins?

Looking at some wide receiver options for the Jets.

After grabbing two last year, cornerbacks don’t figure to be high on the Ravens’ draft-day shopping list.

Said Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer on whether there’s a need to grab a cornerback with one of the team’s first-round picks, “Right now at this point and stage you’re probably correct.”

Virginia CB Chase Minnifield wouldn’t mind following in his father Frank’s footsteps with the Browns.

An inside linebacker makes sense for the Steelers in the first round.

If Mario Williams leaves, will the Texans try to replace him in the draft?

Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com senses impatience growing with the Colts’ timetable for a Peyton Manning decision.

Are the Jaguars picking too late to get LSU CB Morris Claiborne in the first round?

Titans CB Cortland Finnegan’s ability to play man and zone well make him appealing in free agency.

Undrafted free agents have done well in Broncos camps over the years.

Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden’s age might not be a big concern for the Chiefs.

Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp helped lead quarterback and wide receiver workouts at the combine.

The Chargers are in the market for a young tight end.

The Cowboys are being linked with a run at CB Brandon Carr in free agency.

LSU DL Michael Brockers is drawing some comparisons to Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

Phil Sheridan of the Philadelphia Inquirer thinks there might be something to the Eagles’ meeting with Baylor QB Robert Griffin III.

Is Texas A&M QB Ryan Tannehill the right man for the Redskins?

Bears G.M. Phil Emery’s background as a strength and conditioning coach might help him assess draft prospects.

Arizona State LB Vontaze Burfict fits what the Lions look for in their linebackers.

The Packers could take a quarterback late in the draft.

A look at reasons why the Vikings might pass on drafting USC T Matt Kalil with the third overall pick.

Former Falcons LB Chris Draft has kept up the fight against lung cancer that he started with his late wife.

The Panthers scouting department believes the combine reinforces things seen during games, but that the games are more important.

Are the Saints in the market for a new middle linebacker?

Said Buccaneers G.M. Mark Dominik, “But we’re learning from Coach Schiano, what’s the perfect corner for you? What’s the perfect safety? How do you like your linebackers to look? What do you ask them to do? What can our guys do? What don’t we have?”

The Cardinals have no problem playing in the Hall of Fame Game.

Cornerback is a big need for the Rams this offseason.

49ers president Gideon Yu said that team owner Jed York has “audacious big visions” for the team’s future.

Grabbing a pass rusher in the first round might be the best move for the Seahawks.

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8 Responses to “Monday morning one-liners”
  1. sportsmeccabi says: Feb 27, 2012 9:52 AM

    Reasons why the Vikings would pass on Kalil? I’m not even going to click on the link. The answer is, because they’re stupid.

  2. zn0rseman says: Feb 27, 2012 10:04 AM

    The Vikings might not take Kahil, and I would be okay with that. This draft is deep with linemen, and Reily Reiff is a great option as well. The main thing is, we need to seroiusly upgrade this offense with young talent to go along with our promising young QB. A premier LT would go a long way toward accomplishing that. Personally, I think they should snag the following players in the first. four rounds, assuming they trade back a few spots in the first and don’t draft Kahil.

    1: OT Riley Reiff – Iowa
    2: WR Stephen Hill – Georgia Tech
    3: OG Kevin Zeitler – Wisconsin
    4: CB Leonard Johnson – Iowa State

  3. zn0rseman says: Feb 27, 2012 10:07 AM

    sportsmeccabi says:
    Feb 27, 2012 9:52 AM
    Reasons why the Vikings would pass on Kalil? I’m not even going to click on the link. The answer is, because they’re stupid.
    ——————-
    I initially thought the same thin you did Meccabi, but if you read the article, it does make some sense. Plus this draft is the deepest at LT and DT that there has been in many years, and very few teams have LTs that are 1st round picks… most are mid rounders.

  4. firethorn1001 says: Feb 27, 2012 10:40 AM

    A player is getting emotion advice from Nick Barnett?

  5. mattbydlon says: Feb 27, 2012 11:23 AM

    MATT Kalil… not Ryan.

  6. vesselsk says: Feb 27, 2012 11:28 AM

    lol, I can see it now…..”with the 17th pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals select Janoris Jenkins, cornerback North Alabama”

  7. bearsrulepackdrool says: Feb 27, 2012 12:15 PM

    Would the Patriots take a chance on North Alabama CB Janoris Jenkins?

    ____________________________

    Let’s take a look at Mr. Jenkins track record:

    – 4 kids, by three different women, at age 23.
    – 2 arrests for marijuanna possession in college.
    – failed drug test in college.
    – arrest for a bar fight.

    Yea I’m sure BB is licking his lips.

  8. Topher says: Feb 27, 2012 12:56 PM

    That story on Manning is just plain silly. From day one the date for Manning to become a Free Agent has been March 9. If the Colts don’t pay him money by March 8 he becomes a free agent on March 9.

    The article asks, what is the hold up? The “hold up” is that this is February.

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