Friday morning one-liners


Dolphins G.M. Jeff Ireland doesn’t subscribe to the belief that mid-round running backs are just as good as first rounders.

The Patriots still need a receiver capable of stretching defenses.

Jets vice president of college scouting Joey Clinkscales downplayed concern about Baylor DT Phil Taylor’s feet.

C Matt Birk indicated he’s willing to help mentor his replacement with the Ravens.

As long as he’s healthy, Tony Pashos is going to be the starting right tackle for the Browns.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle wants the Texans to re-sign FB Vonta Leach after the lockout ends.

A shutdown corner would be a nice addition to the Jaguars in the draft.

Defensive end is a position in flux for the Titans.

If the Broncos trade down, several defensive ends become more likely selections.

Miami WR Leonard Hankerson could be a fit opposite Dwayne Bowe for the Chiefs.

Said Raiders coach Hue Jackson on CB Nnamdi Asomugha, “We drafted some guys a year ago that need to step up and play. So, if we’re not able to put that young man back on our team, hopefully we’ve done a good job and done our homework a year ago with the players we put on our team. It’s time for them to step up and be players.”

RB Felix Jones should be a part of the Cowboys foundation going forward.

DE Daniel Te’o-Nesheim disappointed the Eagles with his play as a rookie.

Redskins DT Ma’ake Kemoeatu expects to have a better season in 2011.

It doesn’t sound like the Bears will be leaving the draft with a big wide receiver.

Packers G.M. Ted Thompson didn’t offer much insight into the team’s draft plans.

Could the Saints be looking for a linebacker in the first round?

Buccaneers WR Arrelious Benn could start working on a football field right now.

LSU CB Patrick Peterson is the top player on the 49ers draft board, according to Matt Maiocco of

Mike Sando of adds his voice to those who think the Cardinals will avoid taking a quarterback early.

The Rams don’t sound like they are itching to make a trade with the 14th pick in the draft.

Former NFL scout Dave Razzano doesn’t think the Seahawks should take Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett.