Thursday morning one-liners


Bills WR Steve Johnson is expanding his talents into the music business, refers to himself as “Stevie Barbarian.”

Thankfully, there’s no honeymoon for Dolphins WR Chad Ochocinco to live-tweet.

LB Bobby Carpenter is grateful for a fresh start with the Patriots.

Jets assistant special teams coach Ben Kotwica, an Army veteran, is traveling as part of the NFL-USO Coaches tour.

QB Curtis Painter is trying to get his feet back underneath him and earn a backup job with the Ravens.

There will be plenty of competition for receiver jobs, except the top one, in Bengals camp.

Charity golf tournaments are nice. Charity motorcycle rallies, like the one Browns president Mike Holmgren’s sponsoring, are better.

QB Troy Smith isn’t giving up on his NFL dream after being cut by the Steelers.

Texans QB Matt Schaub said of his contract situation: “Things will take care of themselves.”

Anderson University is looking for volunteers to help staff Colts training camp.

Count the Jaguars among the teams that most need a hot start this season.

Can the Titans find a role for RB Jamie Harper?

Newly rich Broncos K Matt Prater’s come a long way since he was almost cut by Mike Shanahan.

Charlie Weis is hoping former Chiefs offensive lineman Tim Grunhard gives his Kansas University team a recruiting edge in Kansas City.

A look at how the late Ben Davidson helped shape the Raiders’ renegade image.

Chargers TE Antonio Gates ability to hang onto the ball is just part of what makes him such a threat.

A list of five Cowboys players who make you proud to be an American.

Debating the Giants return game, and whether Domenik Hixon will get his old job back.

Former Eagles FB Leonard Weaver’s polishing his broadcasting skills.

A look back at the Redskins’ own Invincible player, Herb Mul-key.

Bears return man Devin Hester will sign autographs to benefit a 4-year-old cancer victim.

The Lions are counting on TE Tony Scheffler to fill many roles on offense this year.

A Packers Super Bowl ring has hit the auction block.

A tournament to decide the greatest Vikings team of all time.

Former Falcon Coy Wire needs votes to win a contest for charity.

Former Panthers LB Nic Harris, recovering from two microfracture surgeries, is hoping the phone rings before training camp starts.

Wondering what might have been, if the suspended Saints players had actually gone through the appeals process.

CB Eric Wright’s arrest is enough for one columnist to declare the honeymoon over for Bucs coach Greg Schiano.

A look at five questions facing the Cardinals as the clock ticks toward training camp.

Rams TE Lance Kendricks could emerge as Sam Bradford’s favorite target.

Can 49ers return man Kyle Williams bounce back from last year’s problems to make an impact this year?

In honor of Independence Day, the Seahawks are invading Canada.