Southern Ontario has surpassed Rochester as the Bills’ top secondary market.
Dolphins LT Jake Long is happy with his physical condition; “I feel great,” Long said. “This is the healthiest I’ve felt in a long time. All healed up, working out 100 percent, ready to go.”
Cornerback seems to be the most glaring area of need for the Patriots.
After considering a house in Mark Sanchez’s development, Tim Tebow has moved into Eli Manning’s neighborhood. (Tim likely is excited, because he always is; Eli likely isn’t . . . because he never is.)
CB Carey Williams isn’t under contract with the Ravens, but now that the restricted free agency signing period has ended he can’t be under contract with anyone else.
Bengals LB Vincent Rey got a chance to watch Broncos QB Peyton Manning work out last month at Duke; “[H]e looked great,” Rey told Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. “He can really throw it. It looked like he wasn’t even hurt.”
It’ll be interesting to compare the Browns’ pre-draft visits to their actual draft picks.
The Steelers have yet to regard the running back position as less important.
Seven of the Texans’ seventh-round picks made it on to the active roster as rookies.
Says Colts P Pat McAfee of Colts P Pat McAfee: “I have an intelligent opinion on a lot of different subject areas.” (He’s also humble. And he knows how to swim in a canal while drunk.)
Jaguars WR Lee Evans blames his poor season in Baltimore on the fact that, due to injury, he was never able to develop a proper comfort level with quarterback Joe Flacco.
Titans LB Will Witherspoon has been named one of the 10 Sexiest Environmentalists. (Ed Begley Jr. demands a recount.)
Broncos LB Von Miller, who apparently isn’t a fan of Robert Griffin III, raves about South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram.
The Chiefs haven’t used a first-round pick on a quarterback since selecting Todd Blackledge in 1983. (They passed on Jim Kelly and Dan Marino. That’s not a smartass remark they really did.)
Alabama S Mark Barron could give the Chargers something they haven’t had since they released Rodney Harrison.
Though the 1995 season ended for the Cowboys with a Super Bowl win, it began with a draft that fueled the franchise’s decline.
Giants DE Justin Tuck realizes that, eventually, the team will have to turn the page on its title run;” We are going to have to be our own team – just like last year was the 2011 team. This team is going to have to be the 2012 team.”
The Eagles have shown interest in WVU DE Bruce Irvin.
Redskins WR Niles Paul is in the process of moving to tight end.
Bears LT J’Marcus Webb says the offensive line takes pride in protecting Jay Cutler. (If that’s what they call “protecting” Cutler, we’d hate to see what Cutler’s medical chart would look like if they thought they weren’t.)
Lions WR Calvin Johnson has been challenged to a game of video football by fellow Madden cover finalist Cam Newton. (It ain’t exactly Alexander Hamilton vs. Aaron Burr, but at least the loser will spend the following night sleeping above the ground.)
Marshall DE Vinny Curry is on the Packers’ radar.
Former Vikings LT Gary Zimmerman thinks the disappearance of the seven-step drop has made it easier to block for quarterbacks.
Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff had nothing to say about whether the team will accept the offer to be the centerpiece of Hard Knocks.
Panthers G.M. Marty Hurney says the team plans to take the best available player with the ninth overall pick.
Saints LB Jonathan Casillas is expected to sign his restricted free agency tender in the coming days.
The Bucs are realizing that a new staff full of former college assistants equates to added insight for the new staff’s first draft.
As the 2007 draft was coming to a conclusion and Cardinals C Lyle Sendlein wasn’t picked, his parents got upset and left the house; “I think they went to go drink margaritas,” Sendlein said.
The NFL doesn’t regard the Rams’ situation in St. Louis as a problem. Yet.
Veteran 49ers not participating in offseason workouts include WR Randy Moss, K David Akers, C Jonathan Goodwin, RB Frank Gore, and S Dashon Goldson, who has not signed his franchise tender.
Reporters who cover the Seahawks recently got a closer look at the construction of the team’s new hard-to-look-at uniforms.