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Friday morning one-liners

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Said Bills DE Shawne Merriman, “I want to go out and say I’m going to get this many sacks. I’m going to have this type of year. But … I’m really ready to show, not really answer the questions on what kind of year I’m ready to have. The type of work I’ve put in this offseason, my body’s ready to have that year.”

Dolphins T Lydon Murtha is a fan of elaborate tattoos.

S Patrick Chung is in the final year of his contract with the Patriots, but isn’t thinking about what comes next.

Jets RB Shonn Greene expects a bigger workload this season.

RB Ray Rice hasn’t been at Ravens practice, but he’s expected to be at CB Lardarius Webb’s charity softball game.

Bengals C Kyle Cook said that the offensive line has really benefited from offseason work this year.

Said Browns QB Brandon Weeden, “You’ve got new guys. You’ve got different stuff going on. Our goal is just to learn from what we did last year and move forward and try to win more than we did last year.”

Chris Rainey and Baron Batch could play an important hybrid runner/receiver role in the Steelers offense.

LB Daryl Sharpton’s injury has given Bradie James a big opportunity with the Texans.

The Colts claimed CB Korey Lindsay off of waivers from the Cardinals and waived S Micah Pellerin.

Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey called Mike Thomas the team’s most versatile receiver.

There’s a lot of competition for starting jobs with the Titans.

Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio compared rookie DT Derek Wolfe to former Steeler Aaron Smith.

There have been a lot of two tight end sets during Chiefs practices.

The Chargers may add a veteran running back, but it won’t be anytime soon.

Bill Williamson of ESPN.com thinks Raiders rookie WR Juron Criner is a player worth keeping an eye on this season.

It’s hard to know what role S Barry Church will play for the Cowboys this season.

Giants WR Hakeem Nicks‘ return date is unclear, but he will join the team on their visit to the White House.

Former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil is doing commercials as part of a new public service campaign for the legendary ocean liner SS United States.

Redskins T Jamaal Brown is relearning the right way to walk to help his injured hip.

Bears linebackers Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher will hold an autograph signing to help raise money for a girl with Batten Disease.

The five best moves of the Lions offseason.

M.D. Jennings has thrust himself into the battle for a safety spot with the Packers.

Vikings DT Kevin Williams would allow his son to play football.

Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com sticks up for Falcons QB Matt Ryan.

The Panthers are giving David Gettis a chance to be their third receiver.

TE David Thomas is trying to take on a leadership role with the Saints.

Buccaneers rookies paid a visit to a local children’s hospital.

Becoming a father has inspired Cardinals LB O’Brien Schofield.

Looking at some tweaks to Rams QB Sam Bradford’s contract.

LB Larry Grant is happy to be back with the 49ers, but he’s keeping one eye on free agency.

Seahawks DE Bruce Irvin is showing that he’s not just a speed rusher.

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2 Responses to “Friday morning one-liners”
  1. cmich2006 says: Jun 1, 2012 9:35 AM

    Baron Batch…not Byron

  2. paleandpasty says: Jun 1, 2012 10:08 AM

    Everyone has to click on the link for the Dolphins story. I am not a fan of tatoos but Murtha has an arm sleeve tattoo that looks like the skin was removed from his arm, so you see his musculature. His next goal is to make the other arm look like a robot arm.

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