The Bills hope more police on patrol at Ralph Wilson Stadium will make games a more family-friendly atmosphere.
Asked how S Adrian Wilson compares to former S Rodney Harrison, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said, “Rodney Harrison’s one of the greatest players ever to play for the New England Patriots, one of the greatest players, I think, to play his position in the National Football League. Pretty high comparison. I’m not saying [Wilson] isn’t, but you’re talking about a great player.”
Free agent S Ed Reed isn’t getting the kinds of offers he was hoping for.
Said Bengals coach Marvin Lewis when asked why some fans are down on LB Rey Maualgua, “Because they look at some dumb ass web site that doesn’t have any idea of what football is.” (We don’t think he was talking about PFT.)
The Browns are going to need a new kicker.
Asked if the Steelers are in decline, coach Mike Tomlin said, “That’s March talk. See you at stadiums in the fall.”
Houston is considering tearing down the Astrodome to make room for more parking around Reliant Stadium.
Said Matt Hasselbeck of his new job backing up Andrew Luck in Indianapolis, “I can help strengthen the team by being ready to go, being a guy the team can count on if necessary. The statistics would say your backup quarterback is going to play. Everyone hopes that he doesn’t, but the statistics are that he does. I just wanted to be a part of something special. I wanted to be a part of a team that has a chance to win the Super Bowl.”
Broncos WR Wes Welker was praised by Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who said, “Wes was everything we hoped he’d be when we traded for him.”
Chiefs coach Andy Reid is open — “wide open” — to the idea of trading the first overall pick in the NFL draft.
A car fire that destroyed a BMW at the Raiders’ training facility was believed to be arson.
Chargers coach Mike McCoy says he has no plans to practice with another team during training camp, as the Chargers did at times during Norv Turner’s tenure.
Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman is focused on building for the future.
After winning the NFC East in 2012, the Redskins are focused on continuity in 2013.
The Bears have no plans to hold training camp at their team facility.
A vote to issue bonds for the Falcons’ new stadium has been delayed.
Former Saint Steve Gleason is encouraging entrepreneurs to come up with new technology to serve people with disabilities.
Buccaneers chairman Joel Glazer said of the team’s five-year playoff absence, “It rips you apart on the inside. Every fan feels that way.”
Already a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, former 49ers QB Joe Montana is now being inducted into the California Hall of Fame.