Thursday morning one-liners


Bills CEO Russ Brandon is being given the Excellence in Management Award from the St. John Fisher College of Business (their standards are clearly high, as the Bills are 109-147 since he joined the team in 1997, with three winning seasons).

The Dolphins aren’t afraid to use premium picks on offensive linemen.

Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard will be sentenced today after being convicted of assault in February.

New Jets S Dawan Landry told his brother, former Jets safety LaRon Landry about his signing by texting “Jet life to da next life.”

The Ravens met with Florida S Matt Elam.

Former Browns president Mike Holmgren is going to work with a Seattle radio station.

Steelers RB Baron Batch writes a vivid account of what it’s like to be examined and treated after an NFL injury.

Texans LB Tim Dobbins got $360,000 worth of guarantees in his new one-year deal.

Season-ticket renewals are strong for the Colts, with the team reaching Peyton Manning-era rates.

The Jaguars LB room will have to make a transition this year, even with the same position coach.

The Titans are letting fans vote for the design of the 15th anniversary patch they’ll wear on their jerseys this year.

The Broncos could address their lack of pass-rushers in the draft rather than free agency.

A family of Chiefs fans were able to express their fandom in style — because they embezzled nearly $3 million.

Former 49ers S Reggie Smith tweeted a picture of himself signing with the Raiders.

Most of the building blocks for the Chargers offense are present for offseason work.

The Cowboys hosted local prospects working out for them in style.

Giants WR Victor Cruz is still waiting, even as another restricted free agent wideout got a deal.

Many of the Eagles mysteries will be revealed when they take the field for minicamp.

Redskins NT Chris Baker signed his restricted free agent tender.

Cal C Brian Schwenke will visit the Bears.

New Lions K David Akers signed a minimum salary benefit deal, giving the team a break on the cap charge.

Draft depth at RB could benefit the Packers.

The Vikings finalized dates for those pesky TBA preseason games.

Former Falcons TE Greg McCrary died after suffering a heart attack.

The Panthers stadium funding bill could be voted on by the full state Senate today.

LSU DE Barkevious Mingo makes sense for the Saints in the middle of the first round.

Buccaneers DE Da’Quan Bowers will be in court today on gun charges.

Signing veteran G Chilo Rachal gives the Cardinals some draft flexibility.

A look at the worst draft picks in Rams history.

The 49ers are in position to address needs at defensive line and safety in the draft.

For writers covering the Seahawks, CB Richard Sherman is the gift that keeps on giving.