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Thursday morning one-liners

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Bills coach Chan Gailey would like to work up some joint practices with another team next year, and he has started asking around for a partner.

HBO has released the trailer for this year’s Dolphins version of Hard Knocks.

Tom Curran of CSNNE.com isn’t buying for a minute that Chad Johnson’s problems with the Patriots were because he was restraining his personality.

The Jets are trying to adjust their defense because of all the one-back spread sets they’re going to see this year.

Ravens LB Ray Lewis said he’s “much lighter” than his listed 240 pounds.

Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said he expanded his playbook “quite a bit” to adjust to his personnel.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur said it “makes sense” to make an announcement soon on his starting quarterback.

Steelers players were happy to hear about coach Mike Tomlin’s contract extension.

Texans RB Arian Foster’s standing next to a unicorn on the cover of a magazine.  (At least the unicorn doesn’t have to worry about being eaten.)

OLB Jerry Hughes trying to prove he’s not a bust is one of the interesting non-Andrew Luck storylines in Colts camp.

New Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey said in a Q&A “I don’t want to let anybody down.”

Titans LB Will Witherspoon and other players hand-delivered season tickets to a few lucky fans.

The Broncos plan to keep QB Peyton Manning on a bit of a pitch count early in camp.

The Chiefs know they have to have a better camp if they want to start better than they did last year.

With third-rounder Tony Bergstrom and fifth-rounder Juron Criner still waiting for contracts, the Raiders have the only unsigned non-first-rounders left in the league.

Charlie Whitehurst is back in familiar territory as the Chargers’ backup QB; said starter Philip Rivers, “”It’s funny how, even though he’s been gone two years, it feels like he never left.”

The company that designed and built the Cowboys’ practice facility knew well before the tent-like structure collapsed three years ago that it was an issue and concealed the fact, according to an Associated Press report.

Eli Manning and the Giants are glad to be back in Albany for camp after the lockout forced them to stay home last year.

Paul Domowitch of the Philadelphia Daily News has a good look at 30-year-old rookie WR Tiger Jones.

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III says he’s fine if Osi Umenyiora wants to call him “Bob.”

The Bears are trying to put rookie WR Alshon Jeffery in positions to succeed.

The Lions added veteran CB Drew Coleman to the mix as well, after signing Justin Miller (who hasn’t played in the league in two years).

Former Packers OT Mark Tauscher has been hired to provide radio and television commentary for two local stations.

Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star Tribune takes a look at the generation gap of Vikings fans.

After releasing LB Lofa Tatupu, the Falcons signed WR Tim Toone and DT Elisha Joseph, and waived S Chad Faulcon (perhaps for spelling his name wrong).

Coach Ron Rivera thinks having a full offseason program will make a significant difference for the Panthers.

Despite all their issues this offseason, Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune thinks the Saints are poised to repeat as division champions.

Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times wonders if Jon Gruden will be a part of the Buccaneers’ Super Bowl anniversary celebration.

Cardinals NT Dan Williams showed up in shape and passed his conditioning test — which he didn’t do the previous two years.

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch thinks Jeff Fisher is well-suited to lead the Rams up a steep slope.

A charity trip to Peru was a moving experience for 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh.

The Seahawks official website takes a look back at DT Cortez Kennedy, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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1 Response to “Thursday morning one-liners”
  1. fb29 says: Jul 26, 2012 9:30 AM

    On the Hard Knocks trailer: “if this team can reach its potential.” What potential is that? 8-8? There are 3 reasons to watch Hard Knocks, Dolphins. Chad Johnson. QB Battle. Babes in bikinis. This year hard knocks is about morbid curiosity.

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