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The Bills are looking for extras for a film that will shoot scenes at Ralph Wilson Stadium on May 25.

Pats rookie S Duron Harmon says his NFL experience matches his college one, so far; “It just literally feels like Rutgers,” Harmon said. “I see where Coach Schiano got some of his sayings, the structure of his program from.”

Dolphins rookie RB Mike Gillislee looked good in Friday’s minicamp practice, via James Walker of

The Jets have organized a 5K walk to raise funds for Lupus research.

Ravens rookie NT Brandon Williams can walk on his hands for 10 seconds, which is even more impressive given that he has a “huge chip on [his] shoulder” from playing Division II college football.

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell may not be a Hall of Famer, but he’s wearing a Hall of Famer’s number.

Bengals LT Andrew Whitworth took TE Tyler Eifert and his family to dinner last Friday; “Great family.  Great kid.  He’s hungry.  He’ll fit right into this locker room. What upset me more than anything is that’s he’s a scratch golfer,” Whitworth said.

Browns defensive backs coach Louie Cioffi is “excited” to be back in the AFC North.  (Calm down, Tebow.)

Colts owner Jim Irsay is helping the owner of a Colts-themed restaurant pay the rent in order to keep the doors open.  (At least the guy didn’t partner with Paulie.)

Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel doesn’t understand why the Jaguars will take a chance on troubled WR Justin Blackmon but not on Jacksonville native Tim Tebow.

New Titans S George Wilson and TE Delanie Walker joined the team’s traveling offseason caravan.

The failure of the Sun Life Stadium renovation bill significantly enhances the Texans’ chances of hosting Super Bowl LI.

Broncos TE Jacob Tamme thinks WR Wes Welker is “awesome.”  (Calm down, Chris Farley.)

Chiefs WR Donnie Avery sees similarities between QB Alex Smith and QB Andrew Luck.

Get to know Raiders DT Vance Walker.

Yes, the Chargers opted for a Division III quarterback over Tim Tebow.

Cowboys rookie WR Terrance Williams was known as “the enforcer” at Baylor because of a no-nonsense reputation that allowed him to keep teammates in line.

The Redskins have assigned numbers to their draft picks.  (To assist with jersey sales, each rookie also will have “III” added after his last name.)

Former Eagles LB Jeremiah Trotter makes his acting debut in a film called The North Star.

Performances at the Senior Bowl attracted the Giants to OT Justin Pugh and QB Ryan Nassib.

WR Duron Carter’s decision to try out for the Vikings and not the Ravens was driven by the presence of receivers coach George Stewart in Minnesota; “It was really 50-50,” the son of Cris Carter said.  “Coach Stewart is really what got me in here. He’s got a great history with T.O. and Roddy White.”

Get to know the Packers’ undrafted free agents.

Sixth-round DE Cornelius Washington could be a steal for the Bears.

Lions DT Ndamukong Suh is raising awareness and research funds for pediatric brain cancer, in support of the Jack Hoffman foundation.

The Panthers have high hopes for 32-year-old CB Drayton Florence.

The Buccaneers expect rookie fourth-rounder Akeem Spence to be the starting nose tackle in 2013.

Former Panthers K John Kasay will deliver the commencement address at Wingate University on May 11.

The Saints worked out British Olympian Lawrence Okoye, who eventually signed with the 49ers.

Cardinals defensive line coach Brentson Buckner has the ability to connect with his players; “I speak their language,” Buckner said.  “It’s crazy to look around. I am one of the young guys out there and then coaching the position I actually played.  It makes it easier for a player because now they trust what I say, because now I’m not talking about how somebody told me to play a block or how to play a technique.”

Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable raves about the “retention” of his players’ fitness and preparedness; “It goes to show the type of guys coach [Pete] Carroll and John Schneider are bringing,” Cable said.  “They’re bringing in not only five-star athletes, but they’re bringing in five-star people that understand what it takes and what they need to do to prepare at the highest level.”

The Rams may have gotten a keeper with pick No. 113, Alabama OL Barrett Jones.

49ers TE Garrett Celek learned last year by studying Vernon Davis.

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9 Responses to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. wherezwaldo says: May 4, 2013 8:30 AM

    It’s never Lupus.

  2. dangernearing says: May 4, 2013 9:08 AM

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel doesn’t understand why the Jaguars will take a chance on troubled WR Justin Blackmon but not on Jacksonville native Tim Tebow.
    Because one can play and the other no one wants. That’s an easy one there.

  3. prmpft says: May 4, 2013 9:39 AM

    Chiefs WR Donnie Avery sees similarities between QB Alex Smith and QB Andrew Luck.

    wait – don’t tell me – is it because suck rhymes with Luck?

  4. swagjag says: May 4, 2013 9:57 AM

    Anything Bianchi says should be transmitted via email so that it can be easily deleted.

  5. infectorman says: May 4, 2013 11:15 AM

    All of NE has known that Wes Welker is awesome for some time now.

  6. ruthlssjag says: May 4, 2013 3:08 PM

    Bianchi is an idiot.. Too bad Tebow picked the Jets over his home town when given a choice last year.. Mr. Khan was ALL over that trying his very hardest to bring him in to Jax, but the choice essentially came down to Tebow (& he f’d his own self up with his decision; single-most stupidest decision Tim “the Messiah” Tebow could’ve ever made) .. It’s cool though, it worked out great for both clubs, especially the JETS, didn’t it? I think so.. I’m SOOOO glad he’s not a Jag.. GM Caldwell has this team in the right direction, & I was ecstatic he called this one out in his intro press, “I can’t see a scenario where Tebow will be a Jaguar.” You gotta love it, I know I do!

  7. jvillenole says: May 4, 2013 3:17 PM

    Mike Bianchi has had a “man-crush” on Tebow since Tewbow’s high school days in Jax.

    Tebow chose the Jets over the Jags last year. Why do people seem to forget that?

  8. jagtiger says: May 4, 2013 4:32 PM

    Mike Bianchi has always been a complete idiot and a gator homer.

  9. critter69 says: May 5, 2013 2:46 AM

    “The Redskins have assigned numbers to their draft picks. (To assist with jersey sales, each rookie also will have “III” added after his last name.)”

    Figures. The Deadskins are more worried about a sales trick (aka ‘jersey sales’) using a gimmick than actually improving the team.

    From this Ravens fan, I’ll support the attempt to improve jersey sales over improving the team any day.

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