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Saturday one-liners

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Since going on a spending spree in free-agency, the Bills have sold more than 4,300 season-ticket packages.

Dolphins owner Stephen Ross met with Archie Manning in December about luring Peyton to Miami.

To little surprise, a majority of fans responding to a poll at Patriots.com called BountyGate the “[w]orst scandal in NFL history.”

Pacman Jones surely wants to know if an invitation recently received by Jets QB Tim Tebow is transferable.

Georgia Tech WR Stephen Hill visited the Ravens this week.

Said former Bengals S Chris Crocker of the team’s decision to cut him loose, which comes after a rough playoff game for him personally against the Texans:  “It’s sad that I don’t have a chance to redeem myself and get to start all over again here this season but the league is unfortunate and cruel that way sometimes.”

Browns S T.J. Ward will host a youth football camp in the Cleveland area in June; Browns WR Greg Little will host two.

Steelers QB Dennis Dixon, an unrestricted free agent, has visited the Rams.

Texans G Antoine Caldwell describes the chance to replace Mike Brisiel as the team’s right guard an “unbelievable opportunity.”

New Colts WR Donnie Avery says that he can still get open, and that he’s still fast.

Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullen expects DE Austen Lane to take a major step forward.

The Titans added DL Leger Douzable this week, making DE Derrick Morgan even happier with the direction in which the team is heading.

The Broncos are working out QB Brock Osweiler on Saturday.

Chiefs OL Ryan Lilja says Matt Cassel is a “great quarterback.”

The Chargers are running out of patience with free-agent T Mario Henderson.

A jury is deliberating the fate of former Raiders DE Anthony Wayne Smith, who is accused of executing 31-year-old Maurilio Ponce in 2008.

Former Cowboys S Darren Woodson says that 95 percent of what Gregg Williams said on the now-infamous audio is normal.  (He’s right — it’s the other five percent that crosses the line into organized crime.)

Some in New York think it’s unfair to link the Saints’ stated desire to knock 49ers WR Kyle Williams out of a playoff game with another concussion to the Giants’ stated desire to knock 49ers WR Kyle Williams out of a playoff game with another concussion.

New Eagles LT Demetress Bell could be just what they need, if he can stay healthy.

The Redskins hosted free-agent S Madieu Williams on Friday; he left without a contract.

Former Bears S Doug Plank says Buddy Ryan didn’t use a bounty system in Chicago.

With LB Bobby Carpenter gone from the Lions, Doug Hogue needs to step up.

Could the Packers hope to pluck RB Chris Polk in the draft?

Vikings DT Christian Ballard was scheduled to join the Harlem Globetrotters on Friday night at the Target Center for a football routine.

Falcons owner Arthur Blank feels good about where his team is.  (And every surgery is always successful.  And every criminal defendant is always innocent.)

Given his recent experience with the congas/bongos, maybe Saints coach Sean Payton can spend the 2012 season as a member of the Panthers drumline.

A recent rash of reports that Saints QB Drew Brees has signed a new contract likely will be true, eventually.

Bucs RB LeGarrette Blount and WR Preston Parker recently signed their exclusive rights free agent (i.e., not free agent) contracts.

Will the Cardinals reach for a tackle with their first-round pick, given that they don’t have a pick in round two?

K.J. Wright is the only Seahawks starting linebacker from 2011 still under contract for 2012.

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch makes a great point about Gregg Williams’ future:  How could he ever command authority and respect in the locker room?  (And that doesn’t even take into account the impact of his potential testimony against former Saints players in their appeal hearings on the willingness of other players to play for him.)

WR Brett Swain, who owns one more Super Bowl ring than Randy Moss and Terrell Owens combined, agreed to terms with the 49ers.

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5 Responses to “Saturday one-liners”
  1. dionoil says: Apr 7, 2012 2:36 PM

    Why do the Panthers require a high school diploma to be in their drumline? Not saying I disagree, just seems an odd requirment

  2. thingamajig says: Apr 7, 2012 3:04 PM

    Dolphins owner Stephen Ross met with Archie Manning in December about luring Peyton to Miami.

    Now we know why Peyton picked Denver.

  3. jkrall920 says: Apr 7, 2012 3:15 PM

    That Brett Swain remark is awesome!

  4. bleed4philly says: Apr 7, 2012 4:01 PM

    Patriot fans are hilarious

  5. astrosfan75956 says: Apr 7, 2012 5:50 PM

    Career ban for Williams!

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