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Wednesday morning one-liners

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Said Bills DE Mario Williams on the first day of offseason workouts, “We got our playbooks today, which actually are on iPads now which is neat. I am up for anything. Anything that is going to put us in a better position to go out, be successful, change our defense and get us in the right direction.”

The Dolphins have 11 draft picks, and coach Joe Philbin said, “Ideally, we’d add 11 excellent football players to the roster and create an even more competitive atmosphere than we have right now. Find 11 guys that fit the system and character that we’re looking for.”

Patriots owner Robert Kraft referred to the late Chuck Fairbanks as “the Bill Parcells before Bill Parcells.”

LSU DE Barkevious Mingo, Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson and West Virginia QB Geno Smith are among the options for the Jets in the first round of the NFL draft.

Ravens WR Torrey Smith says some people have unfairly blamed QB Joe Flacco’s contract for other players on the roster getting cut.

The Bengals made out like bandits when they traded QB Carson Palmer to the Raiders.

The Browns are working out a couple receivers.

Former Steelers WR Hines Ward is training for an Ironman triathlon.

The Houston Chronicle‘s mock draft has Clemson WR DeAndre Hopkins going to the Texans.

Colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey says QB Andrew Luck is a big reason he signed with the Colts.

New Jaguars coach Gus Bradley made a strong impression when he met with his players for the first time.

The Titans’ signing of WR Kevin Walter means WRs Lavelle Hawkins and Marc Mariani will have a tough time making the 53-man roster.

Former Broncos WR Ashley Lelie has been hired as a quality control coach at the University of Nevada.

Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid may prefer drafting for defense.

Said Raiders coach Dennis Allen of trading Carson Palmer, “I think, at the end of the day, when we looked at it both from his standpoint and from our standpoint, we just realized that it was time for us to move on and move forward.”

Chargers LB Donald Butler plans to be a more vocal leader this year.

Phil Simms thinks the Cowboys made a great move by giving QB Tony Romo a new contract.

The Giants have a visit scheduled with former Panthers DE Eric Norwood.

Said Brandon Graham of going back and forth between defensive end and outside linebacker with the Eagles, “I haven’t had a full year of just playing, where I know where I could play. Everything’s always switching.”

The murder trial for the man accused of shooting former Redskins S Sean Taylor has been delayed for the ninth time.

Said Bears OT J’Marcus Webb of his marijuana arrest in February, “It has been all cleared up. I’m young. You make some mistakes sometimes. I’m pretty sure you guys have made some mistakes. You don’t look down on it. You move forward and put things in a positive manner. I’m ready to be back here in Chicago and ready to get to work.”

The Lions might sign the guy who separated QB Matthew Stafford’s shoulder in 2009.

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers declined to offer any details about his contract negotiations in a recent interview.

A legislative panel in Minnesota has delayed action on funding for the Vikings’ new stadium.

After the Osi Umenyiora deal, the Falcons are $2.93 million under the salary cap.

Utah DT Star Lotulelei, Florida State CB Xavier Rhodes, Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson, Missouri DT Sheldon Richardson and North Carolina DT Sylvester Williams are among the players the Panthers may take in the first round of the draft.

Here’s a look at what the Saints may do in the draft.

The Bucs may convince CB Eric Wright to take a pay cut and stay in Tampa.

Said former Cardinals QB Kurt Warner of new Cardinals QB Carson Palmer, “I like Carson a lot. For what Coach Arians does, and that’s push the ball down the field, I think Carson fits very well.”

The Rams have pre-draft visits scheduled with Cal WR Keenan Allen, Tennessee WR Justin Hunter, Alabama RB Eddie Lacy, Rutgers LB Khaseem Green and Oregon OL Kyle Long.

Money wasn’t a big issue for new 49ers CB Nnamdi Asomugha because he has already made so much with the Raiders and Eagles.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll could have some interest in his old USC QB Matt Leinart.

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6 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. dg0122 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:53 AM

    Yeah Mario, signing overpaid, underperforming players won’t improve the Bills defense, buying IPads will

  2. DonRSD says: Apr 3, 2013 7:59 AM

    GO BIG BLUE!!!

  3. mythaimyke says: Apr 3, 2013 8:42 AM

    Phil Simms thinks the Cowgirls made a great move by giving Romo a new contract. Because it assures that the Cowgirls will never be a threat in the division. Who did Simms play for> NYGiants!!

  4. xxakshunxx says: Apr 3, 2013 9:09 AM

    wow… someone breaks into your house and kills you and in return they allow the trial to be delayed NINE TIMES over 5+ years.. courts and government working in full effect here

  5. pastabelly says: Apr 3, 2013 1:09 PM

    Yup, Kraft didn’t mention it, but both Fairbanks and Parcells were both planning their exits as their teams were trying to focus on post season football. Hard to blame Fairbanks. He had to deal with the Sullivans. Parcells should have shown more restraint. Belichick may have double crossed the Jets, but he never did that to his players and nobody could ever see him being distracted from football during a season. That is really what separates him from the other two. Fairbanks never should have left for Colorado. He had a good thing going. Of course, that moron Billy Sullivan set New England football back decades with his horrible stewardship of the franchise. He should be tossed out of the Patriots Hall of Fame and be replaced by Fairbanks.

  6. wildbillsrodeo says: Apr 3, 2013 4:24 PM

    Mario Williams thinks an electronic device is going to help him (and his team) get his play back to a premier level. What a joke!

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