Wednesday morning one-liners

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Mario Williams is already making his presence felt at the Bills’ box office.

Says Dolphins G.M. Jeff Ireland, “I absolutely think players and coaches want to be here. When we talk to people about the Dolphins, they still think highly of this franchise, its history, its direction. They have no problem coming here.”

Patriots QB Tom Brady is looking forward to seeing his old friend Peyton Manning in a new uniform.

Of talk that they’re in the Tim Tebow race, the New York Post says the Jets should “Take a pass on QB who can’t.”

The folks in Baltimore won’t miss retired Steelers WR Hines Ward.

The Bengals are still working on acquiring a running back.

The Browns need to add some depth at safety.

In the end, retirement was an easy decision for Ward.

Texans coach Gary Kubiak congratulated his boy John Elway for getting Peyton Manning in Denver.

Colts officials will be attending the Pro Days of Robert Griffin III and Andrew Luck this week.

Two years later, the Jaguars passing on Tim Tebow to draft defensive tackle Tyson Alualu with the No. 10 overall pick is still a topic of discussion in Jacksonville.

New Titans DE Kamerion Wimbley is proud of his durability, saying the only thing that can keep him off the field is the swine flu.

In Denver, the Peyton Manning signing has people saying that John Elway may have finally found his successor.

The Chiefs are facing criticism in Kansas City for failing to upgrade at quarterback.

Don’t rule out free agent RB Michael Bush returning to the Raiders.

The Chargers are slowing things down in free agency.

QB Kyle Orton says he’s glad to be with the Cowboys because it’s a chance to be in the playoffs.

Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw is ready for a bigger role in the offense.

The Eagles signing Tim Tebow is a topic of conversation in Philadelphia.

Redskins LG Kory Lichtensteiger has signed his restricted free agent tender and will make $1.2 million next season.

Texas LB Keenan Robinson is drawing the attention of Bears coach Lovie Smith in the NFL draft.

The Lions are telling season ticket holders to prepare for some prime time games.

For the Packers, keeping Jarrett Bush will be a boon to the special teams.

Some in Minnesota think Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman is trying to pull one over on us when he says he might not draft USC LT Matt Kalil.

The Tim Tebow question is being raised in Atlanta.

The Panthers’ offense keeps adding weapons.

The Saints may not be able to keep free agent CB Tracy Porter.

Bucs CB Aqib Talib is scheduled for trial on April 16.

The Cardinals are still expected to add another receiver, even after signing Early Doucet.

The Rams still have holes to fill after the early wave of free agent signings.

Free agent QB Josh Johnson would love to play for his college coach, Jim Harbaugh, even after the 49ers signed Alex Smith.

Said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll of the Matt Flynn-Tarvaris Jackson quarterback competition, “We now have the opportunity to make it an open competition. Tarvaris is well ahead. And he’s the guy that’s here working for us now, and I told Tarvaris when I talked to him yesterday that what we’re doing with Matt is bringing him in here to compete for the job. And he’s going to make everybody better and help our football team.”

10 responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners

  1. “The Lions are telling their season ticket holders to prepare for some prime time games” – just goes to show what a hurtin’ franchise this has been for so many years.

    If Spielman takes anyone other than Kalil, I’ll become Lions fan, it’s a done deal unless they can convince some other gullible team that it isn’t, trade down to pick up an extra pick.

  2. QB Kyle Orton says he’s glad to be with the Cowboys because it’s a chance to be in the playoffs.

    Maybe if you weren’t so worthless, you could have a led a team to the playoffs instead of riding the coat tails of the rest of your team. I hope you never see the playoffs you loser.

  3. Classy statement from TB who has always shown nothing but respect for PM (never seen much of the reverse however). Bet TB wouldn’t take a jersey # from a guy who has Alzheimers.

  4. Tampa Bay better have some serious plans to address that secondary. I see, as sad as it is but it is the right time (IMO) Barber retiring and Talib going to prison for the next 5 to 10 years. I think the Buccaneers messed up by not trying harder for Carr and/or Finnegan but that is just my opinion. Seeing that the Vikings are interested in Mo Clairborne now, they better hope it is all smokescreen, a bluff. That being said, I think I’d rather they trade back some and pick up a few extra picks and still get Richardson. I still believe he would be available in the 10-25 range as many experts predicted earlier this offseason. I can’t wait for the draft to just get here and the Buccs will be better off long-term without distractions from players like Talib. I say good riddance!

  5. Hilarious story on GM Rick Speilman.

    The sad part is, he is loopy enough to screw up the Vikings and he is been doing it for several years.

    “With the next pick of the draft, the Vikings pass.”

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