Saturday one-liners


Bills fourth-round LB Nigel Bradham got some “quality reps” with the first-team defense on Thursday and Friday.

Regarding Tim Tebow’s role as the Jets’ new Wildcat quarterback, coach Rex Ryan recently told the media, “As far as you guys know, we have not done anything.”  (Someone from the media said in response, “Thanks, Belichick.”)

Undrafted TE Brad Herman ruptured an Achilles’ tendon during warmups for Patriots practice on Thursday; he has since had surgery and he’s out for the year.

The professional sports teams in South Florida are trying to create the impression that they get along, after folks from the NHL’s Panthers handed out business cards and free tickets at a March anti-Dolphins rally.

Even though the Ravens’ uniforms will now be plastered with a swoosh, their practice facility will be riddled for the next decade with the hybrid U and A.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger continues to say that the team will be running the ball, a lot.

Brown LT Joe Thomas was at the Pentagon on Friday.  (He surely would have preferred to be at the White House.)

Bengals CB Adam Jones tapped into his Pacman past to help with a police-sponsored camp for underprivileged youth in the Cincinnati area.

While WR Justin Blackmon’s experience has served as a wakeup call for the rest of the Jaguars, coach Mike Mularkey said Friday of his message to do the right thing at all times:  “I will still be shoving it down their throat.”  (And then he wondered whether anyone would quote him in a way that made his words seem like a double entendre.)

Texans S Danieal Manning drew rave reviews during the 2012 OTA sessions.

The Colts haven’t approached LB Dwight Freeney regarding a possible contract extension.

Eschewing the potential risks, Titans WR Kenny Britt has been spending extensive time running in a pool.

Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor is using his status as the final draft pick of Al Davis’ life as motivation.

At least the photo of Broncos LB D.J. Williams’ playbook included no extraneous body parts.

The Chiefs may add food trucks to the parking area at Arrowhead for pre-game tailgaiting.

A man dubbed the “Frustrated Fan” bandit because he wore Chargers or Padres gear during a five-week spree of armed robberies was sentenced to 36 years and eight months in prison.  (At least he won’t miss either team winning a championship.)

The group of former Giants who attended the team’s Super Bowl trip to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue didn’t include WR Mario Manningham or RB Brandon Jacobs.

Cowboys LB Bruce Carter, a second-round pick in 2011 who tore an ACL in 2010, is becoming a “real player,” in the estimation of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

Is Eagles QB Mike Kafka ready to be Mike Vick’s backup?

Redskins TE Niles Paul is getting plenty of support and encouragement as he makes the transition from receiver.

Vikings DT Kevin Williams, 31, thinks questions about his experience make him look old.

Bears LB Shea McClellin is still getting acclimated to Chicago and its surrounding cities, like Everton.

Packers CB Davon House, a rookie in 2011, is amazed that players like Cam Newton and Von Miller were able to make such an impact last year, given the limited prep time.

Raiders G.M. Reggie McKenzie says that Lions G.M. Martin Mayhew has made some really good decisions.

Panthers players are very happy offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski has yet to fulfill his dream of becoming an NFL head coach.

For Saints defensive backs Roman Harper and Malcolm Jenkins, the bounty scandal has possibly been a welcome distraction from their performance in the playoff loss to the 49ers.

The Falcons, after generating only 68 yards on screen passes in 2011, will have significantly more in 2012.

The Bucs will donate $11,000 to a pair of youth football teams that recently had their gear stolen.

Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt says his players know how to avoid crossing the line in OTA sessions.

Earlier this year, the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission quietly offered to spend $48 million on stadium upgrades and to cut the lease from 2025 to 2020, if the Rams would waive the requirement that the Edward Jones Dome be a “first-tier” venue by 2015.

A young Giants fan recently sent $3.36 to 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs to get him to return to New York.  (By October, several young 49ers fans could be offering Jacobs much more to do the same.)

The Seahawks are counting on two youths from Utah State.