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Wednesday morning one-liners

Jeff Ireland speaks to the media after Joe Philbin was named head coach of the NFL's Miami Dolphins, in Davie Reuters

The Bills’ OTAs offer the first opportunity to see how the players are adapting to new coordinator Jim Schwartz’s defense.

Former Dolphin Jason Taylor is serving as a volunteer coach at OTAs.

Rookie Bryan Stork looks like a good fit on the Patriots’ offensive line.

Jets CB Dee Milliner says opposing receivers must beware of rookie S Calvin Pryor.

Ravens LB C.J. Mosley will challenge Arthur Brown for a starting job.

The start of OTAs is a learning experience for the Bengals’ rookies.

Despite an unfolding investigation of his other business, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has been asked to speak at the NFL’s career development conference.

Said Steelers WR Markus Wheaton of his disfigured pinky finger, “It looks horrible, but it feels real good.”

A healthy Arian Foster is a welcome sight for the Texans.

In the Super Bowl era, Colts QB Andrew Luck is one of nine NFL quarterbacks to make the playoffs in his first two seasons.

Said Jaguars QB Blake Bortles of taking some time off last week before the start of OTAs, “I relaxed and got some down time. I took a break. There’s so much I’ve got to learn. It’s hard, because when you’re not doing anything you’re losing time. But, you have to. You have to turn your brain off, get away from it and do some other stuff.”

Titans QB Jake Locker is the latest player recovering from an injury to be described as “ahead of schedule.”

Can the Broncos put the embarrassment that was their Super Bowl experience behind them?

The Chiefs say having some players missing from OTAs is nothing to worry about.

Making it through an OTA healthy was a positive step for Oakland’s DJ Hayden.

Among the Chargers absent from the first day of OTAs were RB Ryan Mathews, G Jeromey Clary, OLB Dwight Freeney and TE Antonio Gates.

Players including Robert Griffin III are showing their support for injured Cowboys LB Sean Lee.

OTAs will provide the first glimpse of the Giants’ new-look offense.

Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins is adapting nicely to the defense.

Jay Gruden is trying to be a good guy as the new coach in Washington.

Bears DE Jared Allen is revitalized by the move to Chicago.

Lions TE Eric Ebron was a player the Ravens were hoping to draft.

Jermichael Finley is undergoing testing with the Packers today.

Rookie Jerick McKinnon could serve as RB Adrian Peterson’s backup in Minnesota.

Fans flocked to an estate sale hosted by former Falcons coach Jerry Glanville.

Panthers DB Charles Godfrey is expected to practice on a limited basis at OTAs.

The Saints signed OT Jason Weaver and waived WR Chris Givens.

Trick shot QB Alex Tanney has a chance to stick as the Buccaneers’ third quarterback.

The Cardinals’ newest additions include WR Kevin Ozier, OT Cory Brandon, CB Jimmy Legree and RB Jalen Parmele.

Nick Saban says he’d have no problem coaching Rams DE Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player.

As 49ers G Alex Boone skips voluntary OTAs in a protest of his pay, the looming question is whether he’ll take it far enough to also skip the mandatory minicamp in June.

The Seahawks won’t keep Jeff Ireland, the former Dolphins G.M. whom they brought in as a consultant for the draft.

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1 Response to “Wednesday morning one-liners”
  1. tennesseeoilers says: May 28, 2014 7:47 AM

    Jake Locker’s recovery is absolutely ahead of schedule. It was just two months ago that he went in for his follow-up surgery to have the temporary implants/braces (think metallic pieces) removed from his foot. And now, he’s taking part in all the QB drills.

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