Thursday morning one-liners

Allen Wilson of the Buffalo News characterizes the leadership with the Bills: “A couple of good ol’ boys from the South who have come North
to try to revive a struggling franchise.”

The Dolphins’ indifference towards LB Jason Taylor is surprising some observers.

According to Comcast Sports New England’s Tom Curran, T Matt Light would be “stupendously unlikelyto accept a pay cut this year.

Perhaps Rex Ryan was just being publicly deferential to LaDainian Tomlinson when he promised 15 carries a game. (Ryan learned well from Norv Turner if that’s true.)

Ravens coach John Harbaugh has stayed in touch with S Ed Reed through texting and “assumes” he’s not retiring.

Another day, another update on the progress of contract talks between G Bobbie Williams and the Bengals.

RB James Davis hopes to be a big part of the new Browns backfield now that his shoulder has healed.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin thinks RB Rashard Mendenhall is still capable of a lot more than he’s shown.

Colts owner Robert Jim Irsay says the team wants to be more physical in the run game.

The Texans’ consolation prize for not getting on Hard Knocks could be a show called “Six Days to Sunday.”

Free agent WR Torry Holt, who was last with the Jaguars, admitted Wednesday he’s not getting much attention as a free agent.

Tennessee’s biggest draft needs now come on defense, according to CBS’ Pete Prisco.

Former Broncos coach Mike Shanahan says drafting T Ryan Clady was the equivalent getting the first overall pick.

Chiefs coach Todd Haley confirmed Branden Albert will play left tackle for Kansas City.

Mel Kiper believes the Raiders could be a landing spot for Central Michigan quarterback Dan LeFevour, who is coming off a so-so pro day.

NFL’s Pat Kirwan has
the Chargers taking
Fresno State RB Ryan Matthews with the No. 28
overall pick.  (We bet he doesn’t get past the Texans.)

Red zone play is the area TE Jason Witten says he needs
to improve upon
the most. 

Giants DE Osi Umenyiora is battling a hip injury since re-joining the team for offseason conditioning.

Don’t wait for a trade to hop on the Kevin Kolb bandwagon in fantasy leagues.

Mike Shanahan has chosen to hold training camp at Redskins Park in Ashburn next year.

Lovie Smith wants Jarron Gilbert to focus on playing defensive tackle going forward, with Israel Idonije staying at defensive end.

A judge dismissed one criminal sexual misconduct case against ex-Lion Tommie Boyd, but he’s not out of the legal woods yet.

Mike McCarthy sees T.J. Lang’s future with the Packers at left guard.

Tarvaris Jackson has the edge over Sage Rosenfels to be the Vikings starting quarterback should Brett Favre surprise everyone and retire.

Mike Smith is one coach that is “excited” about the new overtime rules.

Free agent WR Josh Reed could be an option for the Panthers because of his experience with wideout coach Tyke Tolbert.

Saints FB Heath Evans plans to be fully recovered from ACL surgery by training camp.

The Bucs want to get the ball more to RB Derrick Ward, and will keep Earnest Graham at fullback.

Nose tackle is one position the Cardinals still need to add depth to this offseason.

A trade for Donovan McNabb by the Rams would make no sense before Sam Bradford’s pro day.

Here’s a handy glance at San Francisco’s draft picks, courtesy of ESPN’s Mike Sando.

The Seahawks continue to pump up WR Deion Branch to the press, seemingly hoping that someone will show interest in a trade.