Wednesday morning one-liners


Bills DE Mario Williams has confirmed that he will wear No. 94 in Buffalo.

Former University of Miami players Lamar Miller and Olivier Vernon are showing some promise early on with the Dolphins.

The Boston Herald takes a look at how the Navy came to the decision to give Eric Kettani leave to play for the Patriots.

The Jets have waived linebacker Eddie Jones and safety DeAngelo Smith.

It’s time for Sergio Kindle, the Ravens’ first pick in the 2010 NFL draft, to show he belongs on the roster.

Organized Team Activities are showing that the Bengals have a lot of competition at cornerback.

Browns rookie WR Travis Benjamin may be the fastest man at their Organized Team Activities, but he also got an earful from a coach when he ran a route wrong.

One Pittsburgh columnist wants Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to brighten his mood.

Rookie G Brandon Brooks is the heaviest Texan ever at 346 pounds, but Houston offensive line coach John Benton says, “He is a big man. But he’s not an overweight kid. He’s just big.”

The Colts have signed fifth-round pick Josh Chapman.

Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis is optimistic about his progress from major knee surgery: “I’ve never had an ACL injury before, but the guys around me who have had it say that I am way ahead of schedule. They’re surprised what I am doing at this time.”

Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer is entering his fifth decade of coaching.

Broncos CB Champ Bailey sees no reason anyone would want him to move to safety.

The Chiefs are dealing with injuries at safety.

Raiders TE David Ausberry is looking good in OTAs.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers is thrilled to have Charlie Whitehurst back as his backup.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant could have benefitted from mandatory thigh pads last year.

Giants rookie OT Matt McCants is taking some ribbing in the locker room over his status as a tuba player, an instrument he initially took up when his mom wouldn’t let him play high school football so he joined the band instead.

Joselio Hanson and Brandon Boykin are competing for the No. 3 cornerback spot in Philadelphia.

Redskins LB London Fletcher says he might not have returned to the team if they hadn’t traded up to draft Robert Griffin III.

Bears LB Brian Urlacher is not completely recovered from a knee injury in the season finale, but he expects to be good to go for training camp.

At age 27, Chris Houston is the Lions’ oldest cornerback, but he doesn’t want to be viewed as the veteran mentor for a young group.

Packers QB Graham Harrell is packing on muscle through a tough offseason workout program.

The Vikings are planning a longer training camp.

Roger Goodell is encouraging Atlanta to build a new stadium and offering up a Super Bowl as an incentive.

The Panthers have picked up some wide receiver depth.

Folks in New Orleans remain unsatisfied with the league’s explanation of the Saints’ bounty suspensions.

Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano says his players better be ready to work hard under the sun.

Cardinals TE Jeff King is recovering from a partially torn quadriceps tendon.

Rams FB Brit Miller says the new playbook is perfect for his skills.

Says 49ers RB Frank Gore, “As long as I’m in great shape, I’m going to be the Frank Gore I’ve always been.”

Seahawks LB Leroy Hill sees improvement in Seattle’s defense.