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Saturday morning one-liners

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Talks between the Bills and S Jairus Byrd have been “pleasant” so far; fans would prefer “productive.”

If Tampa trades CB Darrelle Revis by March 13, the Jets get a fourth-round pick in 2014; if the Bucs keep him beyond the 13th, the Jets get a third-round selection.

The Dolphins’ official website is putting a little extra pressure on QB Ryan Tannehill.

Former Patriots OL Dan Koppen has joined the Bishop Hendricken High School football coaching staff.

Former Ravens C Matt Birk was back in Baltimore to sign copies of his new book, All-Pro Wisdom:  The Seven Choices That Lead To Greatness.

Noted NFL headhunter Jed Hughes was once the Steelers linebackers coach, where headhunting had a different meaning.

The typically cap-rich Bengals have less space to work with than usual.

Browns coach Mike Pettine will appear at the Cleveland Auto Show on Monday.  (Unless he gets fired before then.)

The Colts are expected to have $41 million in cap space for 2014.  (Or as owner Jim Irsay would explain it on Twitter, “Grab that cash w both handz and make a stash new car caviar 4 star day dream think Ill by me a football team.”)

Jaguars owner Shahid Khan has defended his decision to fire a pair of managers of the Fulham Premier League soccer team only 75 days apart.

If the Titans don’t land LB D’Qwell Jackson, perhaps they’ll pursue LB Karlos Dansby.

When deciding what to do with the first overall pick in the draft, the Texans may want to consider the views of Tony Dungy.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid is happy deferring the details of draft prep to G.M. John Dorsey.

Chargers LB Donald Butler wanted to break the news of his new deal on Twitter because fans were asking him “literally every day” about the status of his contract talks.

The Raiders and their Bay Area football neighbors could learn a lot from the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland A’s.

Broncos G.M. John Elway says the team’s personality won’t change in the wake of last month’s humbling loss in the Super Bowl.

Eagles G.M. Howie Roseman tiptoed around reports of a Combine meeting with QB Johnny Manziel by explaining that the team’s scouts eventually talk to every player on the team’s draft board.

Cowboys OL Ryan Cook returned to his hometown of Albuquerque to share healthy eating habits with school kids.

TE Eric Ebron wants to play for the Giants.

The Redskins will be exposing their home field to some pre-preseason wear and tear by hosting a pair of soccer games on June 7, and another on July 29.

The Bears will be exposing their home field to a hockey game on Saturday night between the Blackhawks and Penguins.  (Some football players likely would prefer playing their games on the ice rink than whatever the playing surface at Soldier Field becomes late in the season.)

The Lions are hoping to draft the successor to C Dominic Raiola.

The daughter of former Vikings WR Randy Moss set the women’s Division III basketball single-game scoring record with 63 points for Thomas More College.  (“I shoot when I wanna shoot”?)

The winners have been announced for the fifth annual Packers Art Contest.

The Panthers have roughly $24 million in 2014 cap space, more than $13 million of which will be devoted to franchise-tagged DE Greg Hardy.

The younger brother of Saints TE Ben Watson is chronicling his journey to the 2014 draft.

The Falcons are talking to S Louis Delmas, but a visit has not yet been scheduled.

The Buccaneers’ official website is throwing water on the idea that the team would trade CB Darrelle Revis.

A jury found on Friday that the Rams did not engage in age discrimination when parting ways with a 56-year-old employee whose contract expired in 2011.

Former Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant is hosting a youth flag football tournament on March 15 and 16.

The 49ers are likely happy to see DE Red Bryant leave Seattle.

Current and future increases in the salary cap won’t make it any easier for the Cardinals to keep WR Larry Fitzgerald in 2015 at a cap number of $23.6 million.

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4 Responses to “Saturday morning one-liners”
  1. thevikesarebest says: Mar 1, 2014 9:42 AM

    The Vikings franchise is like gold compared to turd bay and the shehawks.#ITSTRUE

  2. ottawabrave91 says: Mar 1, 2014 9:49 AM

    Hey florio why doesn’t anyone know what the chiefs are doing as far as draft, releases, and or restructuring/resigning of current players? not much info to be found. anywhere

  3. rationalitybias says: Mar 1, 2014 11:04 AM

    Kudos for a Pink Floyd reference.

  4. Mike Rigz says: Mar 1, 2014 1:18 PM

    Is it me, or does 13million for Greg Hardy seem like way too much?

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