Wednesday morning one-liners


The Bills paid Shawne Merriman $8.75 million for the two sacks he produced in 15 games with the team.

This looks like a make-or-break offseason for Dolphins G.M. Jeff Ireland.

In a perfect world, WR Wes Welker would finish his career with the Patriots, but this is not a perfect world.

The New York Daily News quotes a person familiar with the Darrelle Revis situation saying, “I’d be shocked if Revis plays for the Jets this year. If he plays for the Jets this year, [G.M. John Idzik’s] going to be fired in three years, because he will have messed it up.”

The Ravens’ Super Bowl DVD comes out next week.

Here’s a look at the coaching career of Bengals assistant Hue Jackson.

The Browns have 16 free agents, but after K Phil Dawson there aren’t many they want to keep.

Said Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger of the team’s free agents, “We never like to see anybody go but we know it’s a business and guys have to do what’s best for themselves and their families.”

Texans DE J.J. Watt is enjoying Ireland in the offseason.

Former Colts G.M. Bill Polian says wide receivers have the biggest miss rate in the NFL draft.

Says former Jaguar Richard Collier, who has been paralyzed since a shooting four and a half years ago, “I’m doing good. I’m enjoying life, I’m married now and I’ve really enjoyed going out and speaking to kids or doing some local radio shows.”

Titans owner Bud Adams is taking some heat in Tennessee.

The Broncos would like to add a big running back, but there may not be any good options in the draft.

Chiefs G.M. John Dorsey is trying to establish a winning culture in Kansas City.

Free agent DT Cullen Jenkins could make sense for the Raiders because of his connection to Oakland G.M. Reggie McKenzie.

There was a time when Shawne Merriman looked like he was going to be a Hall of Famer for the Chargers.

The Cowboys aren’t expected to make much of an effort to keep free agent WR Kevin Ogletree.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin has talked to college coaches about defending the read-option.

Eagles C Jason Kelce expects to be fully healthy by the start of training camp.

Tyler Polumbus started 16 out of 17 games for the Redskins at right tackle, but it’s unclear whether he’ll be back.

The Lions like DE Cliff Avril, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to pay him like an elite NFL pass rusher.

The Bears are planning to sell the naming rights to their facility, which is currently known as Halas Hall.

Said ex-Packers C Jeff Saturday of QB Aaron Rodgers, “If you look at him as a quarterback, what he has done for the team the past three years, I don’t know that there’s been a run quite that good in the history of the NFL.”

For the Vikings, it may be time to move on from backup QB Joe Webb.

The Falcons have signed RB Antone Smith to a two-year contract extension.

A new poll finds that 88 percent of residents oppose giving taxpayer money to the Panthers.

The Saints want to add a pass rusher in the draft, but it remains a mystery who the best player available to them will be.

Josh Freeman’s agent says he had a positive meeting with the Buccaneers.

The Cardinals are getting close to a deal to relocate their training camp.

The Rams haven’t used a franchise tag since S Oshiomogho Atogwe in 2009.

The 49ers know that the Super Bowl losers often face a tough path the following season.

Said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll of CB Richard Sherman, “It’s obvious that Richard’s got a lot of free time on his hands. I haven’t read one word that he’s said. I just see the pictures with his mouth open and I know what’s going on.”

7 responses to “Wednesday morning one-liners

  1. That NYDN quote ranks as one of the most ridiculous reaches (cough – fake quote – cough) ever. Just another Manish Monday. Er Wednesday.

  2. The Bills paid Shawne Merriman $8.75 million for the two sacks he produced in 15 games with the team.

    That may be an awful large amount of money for two sacks, but what about the hours and hours of mentoring Merriman gave to some of these young Bills LB’s? To me that is priceless. They don’t mention that.

  3. I know there is money to be made on anything attached to the NFL, but really hope the Bears don’t sell naming rights on their facility. With the way the NFL seemingly prints money, I don’t see why they need to keep selling out on all of these things and can’t just keep some names in place to honor the past. And, this is from a non-Bears fan. Just because you can get the money doesn’t mean you should.

  4. I actually watched the clip of Pete Carroll and he said Richard Sherman had a great year and has ground to stand on and is just having fun with it. All the trolls that think Sherman is some arrogant jerk some of us fans have got to meet him and watch him in clips on Mike Rob’s interviews through the season see a guy having fun playing a game he loves.

  5. Merriman proved, about as conclusively as could be proved, how much money you can earn through the use of steroids.

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