Thursday morning one-liners


The Buffalo News is running a poll on which Bills player should be the next cap casualty, and the fact there are 12 choices tells you something.

Tennessee WR Cordarrelle Patterson could make sense for the Dolphins in the first round.

The Patriots won’t be raising ticket prices this year.

The Jets pass defense was ranked second in the league last year, but they faced the third-fewest pass attempts.

Ravens LT Bryant McKinnie wants to return to the team (and maybe work for more than a month this time.

Don’t look for the Bengals to make a splash for a big-name free agent wideout.

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. says Browns QB Brandon Weeden would be the top prospect at his position if in this year’s draft (which says more about this year’s draft than Brandon Weeden).

New Steelers WR coach Richard Mann returned home, to the place where he won a state title in 1964 at Aliquippa High School.

Texans RB Arian Foster will get the “Book ‘em, Danno” treatment Monday night.

Taking a look at the looming end of OLB Dwight Freeney’s time with the Colts.

Having the league’s fourth-highest payroll didn’t help the Jaguars on the field last year.

Visiting safety George Wilson would help the Titans fill a leadership void on defense.

The Broncos will likely look to the draft to help protect QB Peyton Manning.

Nothing says devotion to your team quite like a full-skull Chiefs tattoo on your bald head.

The Raiders hope changing the blocking scheme will help make RB Darren McFadden a factor again.

He may not be a Charger much longer, but CB Quentin Jammer is still focused on his charity efforts in the area.

Cowboys TE Jason Witten on how to fix his team: “We have to play better. It’s as simple as that.”

The Giants could do without CB Corey Webster’s cap number, but they could scarcely afford to be without him given their secondary issues.

The Eagles know they have to make their defense tougher and more physical.

Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post goes to work on the Redskins for their clumsy handling of their nickname debate.

The Bears could be looking at a dramatic makeover at linebacker.

Lions DT Ndamukong Suh hit a $1 million escalator that will take his cap number north of $18 million.

Can the Packers afford to keep WR Randall Cobb on special teams next season?

Vikings WR Percy Harvin’s long-standing attitude issues makes some evaluators wonder who’s going to be eager to trade for him and pay him a giant contract.

The Falcons continued talking about a potential move to the suburbs if they can’t get the downtown stadium deal they want.

The restaurant tax proposal that would help the Panthers pay for stadium upgrades would also create the beginning of a fund for a new stadium down the road.

The help the Saints need at DT might be best acquired through the draft.

The Buccaneers could make sense as a landing spot for Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o.

The Cardinals aren’t the only team looking to clarify their QB situation this offseason.

New Rams defensive coordinator Tim Walton is hailed as someone who can help players with character issues.

Former 49ers personnel man Tom Gamble’s move to the Eagles has been in the works for nearly a year.

The Seahawks don’t mind being viewed as a role model on defense.