Wednesday morning one-liners


Said Bills General Manager Buddy Nix of how the team has changed since the end of last season, “We’re younger, we’re a young team. We got speed and some versatility. We brought some toughness to this team.”

New Dolphin A.J. Francis got engaged an hour after signing as an undrafted rookie.

Said former Maryland DL Joe Vellano of signing as an undrafted free agent with the Patriots, “They’re winners. They know how to win year in and year out.”

Endorsement opportunities are drying up for former Jets QB Tim Tebow.

The Ravens are getting younger on the offensive line.

Bengals sixth-round pick Rex Burkhead has befriended a 7-year-old with brain cancer.

Could the Browns have interest in Tebow?

Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell has the look of a No. 1 runner.

Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins is getting in good with Houston fans by supporting the NBA’s Rockets.

The Colts have invited Indiana State DL Jordan Bright, Marian University K Michael Josifovski, LSU OL Josh Dworaczyk and Southern Connecticut TE Jerome Cunningham to participate in their upcoming rookie minicamp, but none of them have been offered contracts.

Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon said he was done drinking after a DUI arrest last year, but he has now been suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

Hopes are very high in Tennessee for WR Justin Hunter, the former Volunteer who is now a Titan.

The Broncos like S David Bruton because he’s a versatile player who makes an impact on special teams.

The Kansas City Star projects the Chiefs’ offensive line to consist of LT Branden Albert, LG Geoff Schwartz, C Rodney Hudson, RG Jon Asamoah and RT Eric Fisher.

The Raiders have picked up a kicker to give Sebastian Janikowski some rest during the offseason.

Said Chargers LB Manti Te’o, “I can’t wait till the day I can turn on the TV again or read the sports page without seeing this story about me.”

There’s more talk around the NFL that the Cowboys reached when they drafted C Travis Frederick in the first round.

Ohio State co-defensive coordinator Luke Fickell says of Giants 320-pound rookie DT Johnathan Hankins’ physique, “No, you’re not going to be real impressed.”

Eagles coach Chip Kelly added an undrafted free agent from the University of New Hampshire, where he was once an assistant coach.

Redskins rookie S Phillip Thomas says he’s going to be the steal of the draft.

Bears LB Lance Briggs appeared to be uncomfortable with questions about NBA player Jason Collins coming out.

The Lions are converting WR Dominique Curry to tight end.

Josh Boyd is the heaviest defensive lineman the Packers have drafted since B.J. Raji.

Here’s an interview with Hall of Fame former Vikings coach Bud Grant.

The Falcons have 12-to-1 odds to reach the Super Bowl.

The Panthers needed all of 30 seconds to pick Star Lotulelei when he was still available with the 14th overall pick.

Trading RB Chris Ivory shaved about $2 million off the Saints’ payroll, which puts them $3.1 million under the cap.

Warren Sapp will be inducted into the Buccaneers’ Ring of Honor.

Cardinals S Tyrann Mathieu was the best player in this year’s draft, at least if you go by Dez Bryant’s rankings.

Former University of Miami S Ray-Ray Armstrong could be an interesting addition to the Rams.

Lawrence Okoye, the British discus thrower who has signed with the 49ers, recently put on football pads for the first time and reported that they’re not as heavy as he thought.

Seahawks CB Richard Sherman and WR Percy Harvin will play Madden as part of an “Art of Video Games” exhibit at a Seattle museum.