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Saturday morning one-liners

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Former Bills LB Chris Spielman will join the Ride for Roswell, a fundraiser for the leading cancer research hospital in Western New York.

Dolphins WR Davone Bess thinks the presence of Chad Ochocinco is a good thing:   “You’ve got to be on your toes because that’s what it is, competition.  We know not everybody’s gonna be in there.  The more we work the better off we’ll be.”

In 1975, Jets fans chanted for the team to use artist LeRoy Nieman, who died this week at 91.  (Or maybe they were just saying, “Show us your ‘stache!“)

Pats QB Tom Brady says his wife doesn’t interfere with his choices in hairstyles.  (Sorry, that was the best I could find on a Saturday morning in late June.)

Single-game tickets to Steelers games went on sale at 10:00 a.m. ET on Saturday.  (And they likely we sold out by 10:00:01.3246.)

Former Browns QB Bernie Kosar thinks it’s critical for players to keep working out during the lull between the offseason program and training camp.

Every year, plenty of NFL players conduct paid youth football camps; Bengals WR Jordan Shipley’s is free.

Keep an eye on Ravens undrafted WR Deonte Thompson, who says he has run the 40 in 4.23 seconds and who stood out during offseason workouts.

The Colts’ latest Facebook Friday features rookie TE Coby Fleener answering questions.

A meeting between Jags owner Shahid Khan and three members of Jacksonville City Council may have violated open-meetings laws.

Are the Titans suddenly talking up WR Marc Mariani in the hopes Rams coach Jeff Fisher will trade for him?

Current and former Texans have been and will be hosting a variety of community events.

When Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers takes the field for the 60th game of his career in September, it’ll be the first time Brandon Carr isn’t on the field with him.

Broncos V.P. of football operations John Elway thinks it’s important for players to get away mentally before training camp, but not physically.

Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie told the Rotary Club of Oakland to climb on the bandwagon sooner rather than later:  “Get on board right now because we’re going places as a team.”

The Chargers granted the wish of a 17-year-old leukemia patient, who wanted to hang out at practice with RB Ryan Mathews.

The Eagles added DT Tevita Finau and reached an injury settlement with DE Maurice Fountain.

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett isn’t worried about LB Dan Conner learning the defense.

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III apparently fits the Kardashian magnet profile.  (Sorry, Robert, you’ve got to take the bad with the good.)

Giants CB Prince Amukamara plans to spend the next few weeks working on finally getting his burst back.

Former Bears TE Desmond Clark has become a real estate professional.  (Given his familiarity with Soldier Field, he should specialize in properties with really crappy lawns.)

Lions OL Jason Fox, a fourth-round pick in 2010, is running out of chances to prove that he can stay healthy at the NFL level; “It’s not just ability, its availability,” coach Jim Schwartz said of Fox.

The front page of Packers’ official website has a clock that is counting down the remaining days, hours, minutes, and seconds before the start of the team’s 5K run.  (Perhaps the anticipation comes from the fact that each age-group winner gets a share of stock*.)

Ted Mondale, Walter’s son, will oversee the construction of the Vikings’ new stadium.

Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff has won the PFWA’s Jack Horrigan Award, which recognizes Dimitroff’s extensive availability to the local and national media.

The Saints had 18 undrafted players on the 53-man roster last season; WR Chris Givens hopes to be one of them in 2012.

Panthers QB Cam Newton has a fairly simple outlook on life in the NFL:  “If you’re great at football, they’re giving money away.”  (That’s very easy for a guy who’s great at football to say.)

OT Mike Ingersoll, cut by the Bucs last month and then by the Pats this week, is back in Tampa.

The Rams have eight players who have played tight end at the college or NFL level.

It’s not clear whether Cardinals LB Clark Haggans will face discipline for his recent DUI incarceration.

The 49ers have four first-round picks at receiver, which raises an obvious question:  When in the hell did they hire Matt Millen?

With the Seahawks’ draft picks in Canton for the rookie symposium, the undrafted free agents have extra chances to take a few of their jobs.

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1 Response to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. axespray says: Jun 24, 2012 3:58 AM

    The front page of Packers’ official website has a clock that is counting down the remaining days, hours, minutes, and seconds before the start of the team’s 5K run. (Perhaps the anticipation comes from the fact that each age-group winner gets a share of stock*.)
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    Really are stepping on some toes bro… first with that whole attacking Rodger’s character in early 2011, now these little pot shots at the Pack…. smh

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