Friday morning one-liners

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Byron Mulkey hopes that he can overcome long odds and impress the Bills at his tryout.

Dolphins WR Clyde Gates wants people to “Believe in Miami.”

The Patriots get their first up-close football look at rugby star Nate Ebner this weekend.

Said Jets T Wayne Hunter of offensive coordinator Tony Sparano, “I like him, I like him, it’s night and day from Schotty but I think it’s a good change. In an attitude way, just the presence he brings is night and day but change is always good I think.”

Lardarius Webb is predicting big things for fellow Ravens cornerback Jimmy Smith.

Wide receiver will be a position to watch during the Bengals rookie minicamp.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur finally gets to lead a minicamp this weekend.

Former Steelers DL Chris Hoke thinks it will take rookie DT Alameda Ta’amu some time to be comfortable.

Texans WR Lestar Jean is hoping to pick up where he left off when he got injured last season.

Colts defensive ends Robert Mathis and Cory Redding are celebrating their mothers ahead of Mother’s Day.

Paul Kuharsky of suggests Jaguars LB Daryl Smith is in line for a contract extension.

Titans WR Kenny Britt has stayed out of trouble this offseason.

Pete Prisco of thinks Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas will have a breakout year.

Chiefs RB Dexter McCluster doesn’t think his roster spot is in jeopardy.

Five questions about the Raiders’ rookie minicamp.

The Chargers are expecting a big turnout for Junior Seau’s memorial service.

TE Jason Witten thinks the Cowboys have the right players to fill the third receiver role.

A remembrance of former Giants WR Stacy Robinson, who died of cancer this week at 50.

Another reason for the Eagles to miss T Jason Peters.

The Redskins unveiled new alternate jerseys at the kickoff of their 80th Anniversary celebration.

Bears CB Charles Tillman wants multiple selections to the Pro Bowl, assuming there are still Pro Bowls.

QB Kellen Moore is one of the players to watch at the Lions’ rookie minicamp.

The Packers hope RB Alex Green’s knee will heal enough for him to be ready for training camp.

Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune wonders if a new stadium will translate into more Vikings victories.

Peter Konz starts making his case to start on the Falcons offensive line this weekend.

The Panthers should have a good punting battle this summer.

Rookie Saints CB Corey White isn’t lacking in the confidence department.

More signs that the Buccaneers will be using Ronde Barber as a safety this season.

Cardinals strength coach John Lott is looking forward to getting to work with the team’s rookies.

Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch tells Rams fans that things could be worse than the team’s squabbling over the Edward Jones Dome with local officials.

Did Terrell Owens leave a curse on number 81 with the 49ers?

Said Seahawks LB Bobby Wagner, “I’m a hard worker. I’m a runner, and I haven’t really been playing football that long. So I’ve still got a lot to learn and a lot to develop so I’ll be better than I was in college.”