Wednesday morning one-liners


The Bills website has a piece about the background of Alabama DT Marcel Dareus.

New Mexico OT Byron Bell has drawn some interest from the Dolphins.

Patriots S Brandon Meriweather boosted his pay by $1 million by hitting contract escalators in 2010.

OL Vladimir Ducasse said that his biggest problem as a rookie was learning the Jets playbook.

CB Josh Wilson wants to return to the Ravens in 2011.

Clark Judge of doesn’t think Bengals QB Carson Palmer’s retirement threat is a bluff.

John Clayton of ESPN thinks there’s no chance the Browns pass on LSU CB Patrick Peterson if he falls to them in the draft.

Catching up with Steelers WR Hines Ward as he prepares for “Dancing With the Stars.”

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle believes running backs Steve Slaton, Ben Tate and Derrick Ward will be fighting for two roster spots with the Texans.

Will the Colts be in the running for a veteran free agent wide receiver?

Northwestern DL Corbin Bryant is expected to visit with the Jaguars.

Former Titans RB Eddie George is on the ballot for the College Football Hall of Fame.

DT Nick Fairley’s big Pro Day performance was witnessed by Broncos coach John Fox and executive John Elway.

A detailed look at how members of the Chiefs staff spent their week at the scouting combine.

Raiders defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan has experience working under Al Davis.

Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union-Tribune thinks the Chargers made a smart move by bringing in S Bob Sanders.

Cowboys S Gerald Sensabaugh is looking forward to hitting the open market as a free agent.

Former Giants coach Jim Fassel would be happy to bring former charge Tiki Barber to the UFL.

The Eagles training staff was named the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society’s Athletic Training Staff of the Year.

Does S O.J. Atogwe’s arrival mean the end of Reed Doughty’s run with the Redskins?

There’s no consensus among the Bears about where Chris Williams fits along the offensive line.

The Lions will be in the market for cornerbacks this offseason.

It would be “a major upset” if Packers WR Jordy Nelson isn’t targeted more than Donald Driver next season.

Said Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman of WR Sidney Rice, “We’ll do everything possible we can to get him back once we’re able to start negotiating again.”

There aren’t many mock drafts still projecting Purdue DE/LB Ryan Kerrigan to the Falcons.

Gil Brandt of thinks the Panthers should draft QB Cam Newton with the first overall pick.

S Roman Harper’s performance continues to be a big issue for Saints fans.

Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris is trying to keep a positive attitude about the labor situation.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt appeared to ask for a couple of specific throws during Cam Newton’s Pro Day workout.

The Rams staff is staying busy despite the limbo created by the labor talks.

Will the 49ers and other potential landing spots for Texas A&M LB Von Miller be put off by a report that he has a little Vernon Gholston in him?

The Seahawks might not be so high on Washington QB Jake Locker.