Thursday morning one-liners


Dorin Dickerson has a real shot to make the Bills as an H-back after impressing during his tryout at their rookie minicamp.

Dolphins rookie RT Jonathan Martin’s getting a tough introduction to the NFL, matched up against Cameron Wake in practice.

Former Patriots LB Tedy Bruschi, hosting a football camp, said he has no problems with his sons playing — eventually. “Where I stand is where my mother stood, and my mother didn’t want me to play football until I was 14,” he said.

The Jets are using black practice jerseys as a motivational ploy. As cool as that sounds, it might not be the best idea during training camp when it’s as hot as it was in New York yesterday.

Some are surprised Ravens DT Haloti Ngata is ranked higher in the NFL Network’s Top 100 than teammates Ed Reed or Ray Lewis.

Ohio State officials are in talks with the Bengals about moving the Buckeyes’ spring game to Paul Brown Stadium during renovations at The Horseshoe.

Browns rookie DT John Hughes said being called a third-round reach doesn’t bother him: “It doesn’t hurt because I know my capabilities and I can’t wait to go out there and show them.”

The success of the Steelers’ run game, especially early, will fall on RB Isaac Redman.

The Texans’ PR staff was awarded the Rozelle Award by the PFWA for having the league’s outstanding media relations department.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said he realized he’d never make it as a player: “When I ran my 40(-yard dash) at my pro day. I saw all the pro scouts looking at their watches shaking their head. That’s when I made my decision. I’m not going to the NFL like everyone always dreams of.”

Jaguars GM Gene Smith is still debating whether to go with two or three quarterbacks this year.

Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck shrugged off mention of his name in Saints bounty reports, saying: “I don’t know what to believe. I am not following it that closely.”

The Broncos are helping Pueblo get a new synthetic turf field for a stadium built in 1950, as part of the league’s Grassroots Program.

New Chiefs RT Eric Winston talks about the progress of the offensive line.

Raiders QB Carson Palmer was ranked 21st in ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski’s list of the league’s top 30 quarterbacks.

Chargers K Nick Novak is braced for competition this year after replacing the injured Nate Kaeding.

Could Cowboys coach Jason Garrett be the “last coach Jerry ever hires?’

Veteran DT Shaun Rogers is looking like a failed experiment already for the Giants.

A look at how new S O.J. Atogwe fits into the Eagles’ secondary.

The Redskins announced their training camp schedule, with 13 practices open to fans.

The Sporting News gave the Bears a B+ for their offseason moves, specifically trading for WR Brandon Marshall.

Punter is among the training camp battles to watch with the Lions.

Fan feedback is mixed as to whether the Packers should give DT Johnny Jolly another chance if he’s reinstated by the NFL.

Look on the bright side Vikings fans: Bill Musgrave said WR Jerome Simpson could be a surprise player this year.

Falcons coaches aren’t terribly concerned that TE Tony Gonzalez is missing minicamp installation of a new offense.

Free agent acquisition Reggie Smith thinks the Panthers can make the same kind of jump the 49ers did last year.

Some Saints tickets booths and parking garages are targeted with the last $1 million of FEMA money allocated for Hurricane Katrina repairs at the Superdome.

Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times takes a look at the Buccaneers’ projected starting lineup.

Cardinals CB Jamell Fleming has made an impression, with an asterisk, in offseason workouts.

Rams backup QB Kellen Clemens might have an important role without playing, given his familiarity with new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.

49ers RB Brandon Jacobs had a surprise for the kid who offered his piggy bank to keep him with the Giants.

Dave Boling of the Tacoma News Tribune thinks the Seahawks’ defense could be among the league’s best.