Thursday Morning One-Liners

Said Bills DE Aaron Maybin, “Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.  You never know what your capable of until you push your body past its breaking point!”
Gloria Estefan may not be the last pop star to join the Dolphins ownership group.
Former Patriots WR Troy Brown was one of several Boston sports heroes honored at an event at TD Banknorth Center on Wednesday night.
Jets S Eric Smith said he’s feeling more secure about his place on the team after minicamp.
Original Ravens PSL buyers have seen a strong return upon reselling them.
The Bengals unveiled their schedule for training camp, which opens on July 31.
Browns rookies helped coach players at the NFL’s High School Development Camp.
Said Steelers DT Ziggy Hood of the team’s defense, “It seems challenging at first.  Once you get the gist of it, and Coach [John] Mitchell has done a great job of explaining how it works, it is easier.  It started to click as the weeks went by.”
The Texans released P Justin Brantly, QB Alex Brink, LB Kevis Coley, and T Doug Dedrick on Wednesday.
Colts T Ryan Diem puts no blame on running backs for the team’s struggles on the ground in 2008.
Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew admitted he’s still bitter about things said about him on TV when he was drafted.

The Titans will wait until training camp to decide if WR Mark Jones will be their lead kick returner.

The Broncos were awarded WR C.J. Jones off waivers.

Bill Williamson of approves of the Chiefs signing S Mike Brown.

The Raiders announced a sponsorship agreement with Malaysian airline AirAsia.

The proposed Chargers stadium in Chula Vista appears to be dead.

Bengals QB Carson Palmer predicted Cowboys QB Tony Romo will have a huge year if he absorbs tutelage from Jon Kitna.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin and his son-in-law/starting right guard Chris Snee will be heading to the Bahamas for a family vacation.

Rich Hofmann of the Philadelphia Daily News doesn’t understand how Eagles RB Brian Westbrook didn’t make’s most irreplaceable player list.

Running backs Anthony Aldridge, Dominique Dorsey, and Marcus Mason will have to make a strong impression to make the Redskins.

Colts DE Dwight Freeney made his case for former Bears DE Richard Dent’s place in the Hall of Fame.

The Lions were feeling the heat during Wednesday’s minicamp practice.

The Packers released G Nevin McCaskil, who signed with the team last December.

Vikings RB Adrian Peterson tops’s list of the top playmakers in the NFL.

Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution wonders if the Falcons are getting too many kudos too soon.

Charles Chandler of the Charlotte Observer opines that a long-term deal could be next for Panthers DE Julius Peppers.

Saints DE Bobby McCray predicts he’ll win a starting job this summer.

A sportsbook in Lake Tahoe gives Buccaneers CB Ronde Barber 100-1 odds of winning a celebrity golf tournament there.

2008’s successful season has made life easier for Cardinals sales representatives.

Former Rams OL Bobby Singh has signed with the B.C. Lions of the CFL.

49ers QB Alex Smith has finally recovered strength in his shoulder after his 2007 surgery.

Said Seahawks LB Dave Philistin of offseason practices, “They went well for me.  My coaches said I did a good job.  I just need to build off what I did and learn this playbook the best I can.  I want to learn the Will and Sam linebacker spots really well and eventually learn Mike, too.  I played all of the linebacker positions in college, so hopefully I can do that.”