Thursday morning one-liners

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Bills LB Bryan Scott’s ties to his new coaching staff go all the way back to his high school days.

The Dolphins choices for a free-agent receiver thin out considerably if they miss on Mike Wallace or Greg Jennings.

Lacking the will-he-or-won’t-he drama of Wes Welker, it seems Patriots G Donald Thomas is going to hit free agency.

The predictable blowback to teams being mentioned as possible Jets trade partners is those teams trying to step slowly away.

The Ravens have some difficult decisions to make with their own restricted free agents.

Potential free agent S Dashon Goldson showed some interest in the Bengals.

Browns free agent kicker Phil Dawson has the chance, and perhaps the right, to play for a winner.

After starting the offseason by saying Steelers LB James Harrison shouldn’t take a pay cut, his agent now says he doesn’t want to negotiate in the media.

The Texans aren’t the only team that can sell out Reliant Stadium, as the Mexican national soccer team is coming back in May.

Colts QB coach Clyde Christensen said he was “overwhelmed” by his recent USO tour.

The Jaguars need to get younger and better at CB this offseason.

There’s more optimism for a long-term deal between K Rob Bironas and the Titans than TE Jared Cook.

The Broncos will tender three of their restricted free agents, but not FB Chris Gronkowski.

Wednesday’s release of RT Eric Winston continues the Chiefs’ scrubbing the roster of Scott Pioli acquisitions.

Former Al Davis poster-boy pick Mike Mitchell said he hopes to return to the Raiders.

Kevin Acee of U-T San Diego looks back on the bright, brief time when Shawne Merriman was “the best.”

The Cowboys have a significant need at DE, but could find it hard to get answers in free agency because of the cost.

Giants free-agent TE Martellus Bennett still not feeling the love.

Eagles RT Todd Herremans said he doesn’t anticipate missing any offseason work after last year’s ugly foot and ankle injury.

The locals seem to be having a hard time getting used to the Redskins not being players in free agency.

Former Bears lineman Mark Bortz lost his rural Illinois home in a fire.

Lions DT Nick Fairley is still waiting for a judge to rule on a pretrial diversion program in his DUI case.

Packers legend Jim Taylor attacked his rehabilitation from health problems the same way he did the game of football.

Don’t look for the Vikings to be major players in free agency.

Former Falcons FB takes great pride in his restraint regarding former Falcons FB Lousaka Polite: “quietly not trying to say how terrible he was and be on the radio every day.”

Panthers WR coach Ricky Proehl enjoys the hands-on work he gets to do with players now.

Though it might be hard to handicap which one, the Saints should be able to find a pass-rush option with the 15th pick.

Are the Buccaneers laying in the weeds as a possible destination for Darrelle Revis?

The possibility of the Cardinals moving training camp from Flagstaff to Glendale is not without risks.

The Rams won’t place a restricted free agent tender on LB Justin Cole.

Local politicians are promising a joint effort for a Super Bowl bid for the 49ers new stadium.

Here’s some video of new Seahawks TE Darren Fells playing basketball in Finland.