The Bills are stocking up on receivers, with DeMarco Sampson the latest to sign.
Dolphins coach Joe Philbin says he doesn’t view all of Miami’s free agent signings as “an extreme makeover.”
Said Patriots RB LeGarrette Blount, “I’m just a big, physical running back. Me being the size that I am is good for me and the style that I use to run the football. I’m a downhill, physical running back. Kind of old school.”
The Jets have joined the Giants in a lawsuit against the developers of a mall that may be built near their stadium.
Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell thinks his team has the right personnel to stretch the field.
A player on the Bengals will be revealed on this week’s episode of NFL Network’s Top 100 show.
Said Steelers coach Mike Tomlin of the area of Pittsburgh where OT Mike Adams was stabbed, “We need to recognize that some things are going on that are on the South Side that make it a dangerous place, particularly after hours, and we all need to take proper precautions. And, hopefully, as a community, we’ll take the steps necessary to assure that this doesn’t happen to anyone, whether it’s a Pittsburgh Steeler or no.”
Texans coach Gary Kubiak on his approach to new players during offseason work: “I’m really trying to see what they can handle. We’re throwing a bunch at them every day, just seeing who can keep up and really trying to send a message to them of what they’re going to have to handle when we come back.”
Said Titans RB Chris Johnson of new running backs coach Sylvester Croom, “He’s a pretty good coach. I can tell he has a lot of input in the running game, like some of the same things Earnest Byner had when he was here. So it seems like everything is going well. He’s changed a couple of minor things, so you can tell what type of coach he was and some of the guys he’s had before he got here. He’s a pretty good coach.”
The Chargers plan to add veteran help on the defensive line.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly is a long way from finalizing his depth chart.
Packers coach Mike McCarthy said he’s glad to have DT Johnny Jolly back, but it’s too early to say whether he’ll be a contributor this season.
Said Bucs DE Da’Quan Bowers of Deacon Jones, “You have to know your history. I never had an opportunity to meet him. It would have been an honor. He’s the reason we do what we do. Here’s a guy who invented the sack. What more can you say about that?”
Said Rams executive vice president Kevin Demoff, “Deacon Jones was one of the rare players who changed the way the game was played. In this day and age, the term ‘great’ is often overused, but it only begins to describe Deacon Jones as a player and a person.”
Head coach Jim Harbaugh says Eric Mangini’s presence on the staff makes the 49ers better.