Former Bills G.M. Bill Polian says he’s rooting for E.J. Manuel because “I make no bones about the fact that I still bleed red white and blue quite a bit.”
Dolphins owner Stephen Ross plans to leave the bulk of his $4 billion fortune to charity when he dies.
Patriots WR Julian Edelman is still feeling the effects of a lingering foot injury.
Said Jets owner Woody Johnson of trading CB Darrelle Revis, “He was a great player for the Jets, but we just didn’t feel that we were going to be able to make the deal work with him.”
Said Ravens first-round draft pick Matt Elam of rookie minicamp, “It went well. I got better every day. I’m improving. I’m very comfortable and very smooth out there. It felt great. I’m very excited to be with the best and start working with the vets.”
A 14-year playing career left ex-Bengal Reggie Williams in rough physical shape.
Browns DT Phil Taylor is selling T-shirts to raise money for victims of the explosion in West, Texas.
Steelers G.M. Kevin Colbert says of rookie RB Le’Veon Bell, “He had 1,700 yards last year and close to 900 of those yards were yards after contact. . . . So you saw him make a lot of what we thought were NFL-type runs.”
Texans RB Arian Foster has stepped up the intensity of his offseason workouts because he was disappointed in his 2012 performance.
The Colts have about 1,100 season tickets still available, and the team says they’re selling faster than expected.
Jaguars G.M. David Caldwell was surprised to learn someone had petitioned the president to try to get him to sign Tim Tebow.
Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray has been selected to the College Football Hall of Fame.
The Broncos are giving a rookie minicamp tryout to UCLA’s Damien Holmes, a defensive end-outside linebacker who had 5.5 sacks his senior season.
The Chiefs would like to hit the reset button and try again to work something out with LT Branden Albert.
New Raiders CB Tracy Porter is looking forward to playing in the Black Hole.
How worried should the Chargers be about their left tackle situation?
Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware is adding bars to his facemask.
It’s still up in the air whether Mathias Kiwanuka will play more at defensive end or at linebacker this season.
Does Dennis Dixon have a shot to be the Eagles’ starting quarterback?
Washington OT Xavier Nixon believes he fits perfectly into the team’s system.
Bears fans may have better food options at Soldier Field this season.
Lions DE Ronnell Lewis has apologized for getting arrested for a bar fight.
Packers rookie Charles Johnson is playing for his dad.
Ex-Vikings P Chris Kluwe’s band played a farewell gig in Minnesota.
Said Falcons coach Mike Smith of rookie CB Desmond Trufant at rookie minicamp, “It was nice to see Desmond out there. The competition was fun. The guys were getting out there working against each other. Desmond has a very good skill set. He’s going to get thrown a whole bunch of things at him over the next month, month and a half.”
Said Panthers WR Steve Smith of retired K John Kasay, “He’s one of my good friends. I don’t know what the big deal is. I mean, a white kicker from Georgia and a black guy from California, a wide receiver. We’re friends. Get over it. It’s not that odd.”
Saints rookie OT Terron Armstead has always had the raw talent to be an NFL offensive lineman, but it took a lot of hard work to get to the league.
Buccaneers DE Da’Quan Bowers says he’s expecting to have his best season yet.
With the likes of Daryl Washington and Tyrann Mathieu, the Cardinals have to be careful that they’re not developing a reputation as a home for off-field troublemakers.
Ex-Rams LT Orlando Pace, a star at Ohio State, is now in the College Football Hall of Fame.
The San Jose Mercury News is making a big deal of a tiny portion of the 49ers’ new stadium plan, a traffic study that will cost $56,500 — less than 0.01 percent of the total cost of the $1.2 billion stadium.
The Seahawks drafted LSU CB Tharold Simon as the end result of their trade of Aaron Curry to the Raiders, and they drafted Vanderbilt G Ryan Seymour with a pick acquired in the Barrett Ruud trade.