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Saturday one-liners

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Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski has offered a $5,000 reward for the return of a his sister-in-law’s three-legged dog.  (If we didn’t know the player and had to guess and had only one guess, it would have been Gronk.)

Jets TE Jace Amaro estimates that he lined up tight to the tackle only 15 percent of the time at Texas Tech.

The Dolphins have six former Georgia players on the roster.

800 acres in Wheatfield could possibly be the site of the Bills new stadium.

Ravens third-round TE Crockett Gilmore is still learning the position.

The Browns’ decision to cut WR Greg Little could be the clearest sign yet that the team plans to make major changes moving forward.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw some passes on Tuesday to the team’s incoming class of rookie pass-catchers.

Bengals CB Adam Jones will speak at a free event in Middletown, Ohio aimed at giving advice to student and parents.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien says that his communications with WR Andre Johnson have been “positive.”  (Yes, because Johnson seems to be positive that he wants out of Houston.)

The Colts will once again visit Louisville for their annual fan fest; it’s their only stop beyond the borders of Indiana.  (Do they make the trip in a Mayflower van?)

More than 2,000 fans showed up for the Jaguars’ rookie minicamp practice on Friday.

On his first snap of an NFL practice, Titans QB Zach Mettenberger threw the ball deep, and the pass was completed.

On his first snap of an NFL practice, Raiders QB Derek Carr fumbled.

Broncos coach John Fox says that the focal point of rookie minicamp is teaching the players a new language.  (How do you say “Omaha” in pig Latin?)

The Chiefs already have signed all but two of their draft picks.

New Chargers LB Cordarro Law is happy to get out of the CFL; “It got snowy.  The ground got icy.  I fell down like three or four times. That’s when it got to the point, ‘I’ve got to get out of here.’ That was my breaking point. I was falling on my driveway. I was falling on my sidewalk, the stadium — everywhere.”

After starting 52 games for Notre Dame at tackle, Cowboys first-rounder Zack Martin took snaps on Friday at his new position of guard.

A horse named after Giants WR Victor Cruz will try to overcome 20-1 odds at the Preakness Stakes on Saturday; Cruz has overcome slightly longer odds on his NFL journey.

Eagles first-round LB Marcus Smith is using criticism of the decision to pick him that high as motivation.  (It would have been so much better if he’d simply said, “Why the hell did they draft me in round one?”)

Six of the eight players drafted by the Redskins already have signed.

Lions TE Eric Ebron got an unexpected chance to take a rep with the first-team offense this week; “When you’re lining up beside Calvin Johnson and he asks you, he be like, ‘Are you good?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I’m good,’ but you’re still shaking because you’re lining up beside Calvin Johnson.”

Packers first-round S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix was “shocked” to get Charles Woodson’s No. 21.  (Woodson may have had a different reaction.)

One of the first passes thrown by Vikings first-round QB Teddy Bridgewater was a 50-yard completion to WR Adam Thielen.

Bears DL Israel Idonije has created a comic book.

Falcons first-round OT Jake Matthews reportedly won two “battles” with second-round DL Ra’Shede Hageman on Friday in one-on-one pass blocking drills.  (Why does anyone even bother to call offseason workouts “non-contact”?)

Panthers LB Luke Kuechley will drive the pace car on Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The Saints are the favorites to host Super Bowl LII.

Buccaneers undrafted LB Nick Askew switched to defense last year after previously playing receiver.

Cardinals assistant coach Freddie Kitchens on six-foot, six-inch rookie QB Logan Thomas:  “I know this beyond a shadow of a doubt:  You can’t teach arm strength.  You can’t teach speed.  You can’t teach size.”  (Jimmy Johnson would disagree.)

Receivers Brandon Lloyd, Jon Baldwin, and Kassim Osgood could have a hard time making the 53-man roster with the 49ers.

Rams undrafted LB Aaron Hill picked his hometown team over the Patriots, Steelers, and Jaguars.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is ’bout that ACTION!, boss.

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16 Responses to “Saturday one-liners”
  1. SAV says: May 17, 2014 2:06 PM

    Lot of interesting rookie stories today

  2. thegreatgabbert says: May 17, 2014 2:07 PM

    There is an additional $5,000 for return of the fourth leg.

  3. motobus says: May 17, 2014 2:17 PM

    (If we didn’t know the player and had to guess and had only one guess, it would have been Gronk.)

    What does this even mean?

  4. nflrule says: May 17, 2014 2:31 PM

    Carr fumbled his first snap!Like brother,like brother…

  5. thegreatgabbert says: May 17, 2014 2:35 PM

    The dog answers to “Tripod”.

  6. bobzilla1001 says: May 17, 2014 2:40 PM

    Breaking news: Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw some passes to the team’s incoming rookie pass-catchers.
    It’s always news in Pittsburgh when SuperBen up and off the couch, earning his $19 million per season.
    Film at 11.

  7. dg0122 says: May 17, 2014 3:10 PM

    Eric Ebron exemplifying the UNC academic tradition… “He be like”…Well said , Eric

  8. stampnhawk says: May 17, 2014 3:47 PM

    Good to see Law playing out the string in San Diego. He forgets that his clumsy, uncoordinated self has to play in snowy Denver and KC twice a year.

  9. hallforpresident says: May 17, 2014 4:00 PM

    @motobus I think he meant if a random unnamed NFL player released this statement, he would have guessed Gronk. Seems like an odd thing to say

  10. kolbe213 says: May 17, 2014 4:06 PM

    He be like good at English.

  11. thegreatgabbert says: May 17, 2014 4:08 PM

    Someone will notice the three legged dog is lost. He’ll be running around in circles.

  12. timcast12 says: May 17, 2014 4:22 PM

    I honestly thought we were going to retire Charles Wooden’s number since his best years were in GreenBay

  13. deltaoracle says: May 17, 2014 5:24 PM

    The Packers have had so many great players that you really have to be Mega Hall of Fame material before they can consider it these days. Not really fair to guys like Woodson, but it’s a simple numbers thing.

  14. billybone says: May 17, 2014 5:26 PM

    A Beast Mode movie? Can’t wait, Seattle loves him like a son.

  15. tinytoolalldrool says: May 17, 2014 7:05 PM

    Update on the dog. He has one eye and is named Lucky.

  16. gammynomnom says: May 17, 2014 7:49 PM

    How many passes did Ben Roethlisberger throw at the incoming rookies wives and girlfriends?

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