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Wednesday morning one-liners

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There’s much discussion in Buffalo about where a new stadium should be built.

Will the Dolphins trade up in the first round of the draft again?

After spending the 2013 season on injured reserve, Patriots DT Cory Grissom has an uphill battle to make the roster in 2014.

Says former Jets RB Emerson Boozer, who was on the Super Bowl III-winning team, “They’ve had one, but they’ve waited a long time to get back to another, and I’m hoping that it’s done before my life expires. I was 26 when we won it the last time, and now I’m 70, so time is fleeting. I’d like to see another Jets championship before my demise.”

The Ravens’ stability stands in sharp contrast to the Browns’ constant change.

Cincinnati paid its defensive players $69 million last season, making the Bengals the highest-paid defense in the NFL.

Browns QB Brian Hoyer’s future in Cleveland is unclear after the departure of Mike Lombardi, who has always been Hoyer’s biggest fan.

Although his exact role hasn’t been defined, you can bet that new Steelers assistant Joey Porter will be a loud presence on the coaching staff.

The Texans’ Reliant Stadium will host college football’s Texas Bowl for at least three more years.

The Colts are loaded with salary cap space.

The Jaguars are loaded with salary cap space, too.

Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt says maintaining relationships with other coaches around the league was an important part of being ready to build a coaching staff in Tennessee.

Broncos WR Wes Welker returned home to Oklahoma to promote his foundation, which uses sports to help at-risk youth.

The Chiefs’ schedule got a lot harder after the bye week, which helps explain why their record was a lot worse after the bye week.

Former Raiders Pro Bowler Henry Lawrence is running for Congress.

Ex-Chargers K Nate Kaeding is getting attention for his business acumen.

Cowboys WR Miles Austin is getting his college jersey retired.

Said Giants DE Damontre Moore of offseason shoulder surgery, “It sucked, I couldn’t get to sleep. It was horrible.”

A controversial appearance by Eagles QB Michael Vick has been canceled because of bad weather.

Said Washington outside linebackers coach Brian Baker, “I’m animated. You know, I really get excited about football. I love coaching football. I love the game, and I like to show that to my players. I get excited. I get after them, but I get excited and love them up too when they deserve it.”

The Bears will have some moving parts on defense, but LB Lance Briggs is expected to stay put.

The Lions may decide to let TE Brandon Pettigrew leave in free agency.

Packers running backs coach Sam Gash has lost count of the number of surgeries he has needed to repair football injuries.

New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer is touring the state of Minnesota to connect with fans.

Falcons defensive line coach Bryan Cox described Michael Sam as “a very talented guy” after coaching him at the Senior Bowl.

Panthers K Graham Gano could leave in free agency.

The Saints appear to have a favorable schedule this season, to the extent that you can judge strength of schedule in February.

The Buccaneers may not be the best team in the NFC South, but their Twitter account bragged that they’ve got the best weather in the NFC South.

Will the Cardinals spend their first-round draft pick on an offensive tackle?

A group of Rams fans has organized a rally to keep the team in St. Louis.

The 49ers’ 2014 schedule doesn’t look easy.

Seahawks LB Malcolm Smith leads ESPN’s cross-sport power rankings.

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4 Responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. jayhawk6 says: Feb 12, 2014 8:55 AM

    Emerson Boozer–that’s really a name from the past.

    Clarence Clemons was a part of his offensive line in college.

  2. Deb says: Feb 12, 2014 11:46 AM

    Wow! Never thought we’d see Cincy with the highest-paid anything in the NFL. Nice to see Mike Brown forking over a little cash.

  3. bobzilla1001 says: Feb 12, 2014 3:13 PM

    I see that the Steelers are projected to play the 8th weakest schedule next season.
    However, with the Colts, Saints, Panthers and Chiefs slated for 2014, as well as the Falcons and Texans, I’d say next season’s schedule might be the Steelers’ toughest in years, which might be a good thing considering Tomlin’s teams over the years have been horrific against inferior competition.
    Some of Tomlin’s more memorable embarrassing losses were to the 1-8 Jets in 2007, to the 1-11 Browns in 2009, and to the Vikings, Raiders, Dolphins and Titans in 2013.

  4. seaeagle707 says: Feb 12, 2014 4:53 PM

    The best place for a new Buffalo Bills stadium? That’s easy. Hamilton, Ontario.

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