Saturday morning one-liners

Jets LB Calvin Pace has teamed up with former Raiders QB JaMarcus Russell to file a lawsuit in North Carolina regarding the sale of a former cigarette factory.

There will be a Pouncey reunion in Pittsburgh this weekend, when Mike’s Dolphin’s visit twin brother Maurkice’s team.  (Hopefully, they’ll leave the Free Hernandez hats at home.)

The guy who slid down the edge of the upper deck at a Bills home game and fell onto the crowd below has pleaded not guilty to assault and reckless endangerment.  (As to being a word that starts with ass and rhymes with hole, he should have pleaded no contest.)

Yes, Patriots LB Jerod Mayo is on injured reserve, but he’s still finding a way to help his team.

On this date in 1980, the Browns’ “Kardiac Kids” blew a 10-point lead but then came back for their first 10-win season in eight years.

The next man up (and possibly next man down) at center for the Steelers is Cody Wallace.

Ravens WR Torrey Smith is only 250 receiving yards away from a franchise single-season record.

The forecast for Sunday’s Bengals game in Cincinnati calls for snow, freezing rain, and sleet.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano says the decision to trade for RB Trent Richardson “was always a long-term thing.”  (Which is easy to say now, given that it’s clearly not a short-term thing.)

Yes, the Jaguars could still make the playoffs.

Titans DT Jurrell Casey is good at both sacking the quarterback and stopping the run.

On the possibility of making their interim coach their permanent coach, the Texans get a word of warning from Dallas.

Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno has been named the team’s Ed Block Courage Award winner.  (He’s also been selected to water the practice field with his tear ducts.)

Chiefs WR Junior Hemingway is drawing praise for his run blocking.

The Raiders have a 12-game losing streak in the Eastern time zone.

Get to know Chargers TE Ladarius Green, the possible heir to Antonio Gates’ throne.

Cowboys executive V.P. Stephen Jones thinks that great times are coming; “I really think this is the beginning of something special,” Jones said.

The Redskins could see a lot of defensive players leave via free agency.  (Given the performance of the defense this year, that may not be a bad thing.)

The Eagles’ punt team has played an unsung role in the team’s surge.

Giants WR Victor Cruz says the contract Jay Z negotiated for former Yankees 2B Robinson Cano is a “stepping stone” to bigger things.

The Bears have given a refund to a local family who had eight tickets worth $920 stolen by friends of the family’s children.

If the Lions win three of their final four games, they’ll win their first division title since 1993.

Quarterback guru Steve Clarkson, who helped Vikings QB Josh Freeman prepare for the 2009 draft, thinks Freeman should have skipped the rest of the season after being cut in Tampa.

Embattled Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers says he has no intention to retire.

Buccaneers WR Tiquan Underwood says Rutgers WR Brandon Coleman “could play in the NFL right now.”

Falcons WR Julio Jones is off crutches.  (We’ll be impressed when he’s off bread.)

Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams’ numbers are still down, but he doesn’t care because the team is winning.

Saints C Brian de la Puente has named his son “Rivers,” the same name former Saints DB Steve Gleason gave to his son; “I want my son to know [Gleason’s] story, and I think one day he will,” de la Puente said.

Drake hung out with the Seahawks on Thursday.

He’s on pace for career-high receiving numbers, but Rams TE Jared Cook isn’t happy with his performance.

Cook could have a big game against the Cardinals (like he did in Week One), given Arizona’s chronic inability to cover tight ends.

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has never beaten the Seahawks.  (More accurately, he’s never not been blown out by the Seahawks.)