Thursday morning one-liners


The Bills are hoping Colts draft bust Jerry Hughes can give them something they lack.

Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald warns that being offseason champions means nothing for the Dolphins now.

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo is willing to wait and see how the offseason changes come together.

Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman said you shouldn’t compare Quinton Coples and Vernon Gholston.

Former Ravens first-rounder Mark Clayton announced his retirement, for the conventional reasons.

The Bengals are set to appear with Cincinnati’s finest chefs (though I wonder if James Harrison’s many masseuses like Skyline Chili).

Browns DT Phil Taylor is raising money for victims of the West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion.

Steelers S Ross Ventrone talks about his many, many transactions.

The Texans signed two and cut two.

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said of fifth-rounder Montori Hughes “He’s got feet like a shore bird.’’

Jaguars undrafted rookie WR Tobias Palmer is making a fast impression.

The Titans signed veteran LB Greg Jones.

There’s no update on Charles Woodson signing with the Broncos, but they look like the favorite.

Chiefs LB Akeem Jordan has the inside track for a starting job.

Monte Poole of the Contra Costa Times writes that former Raiders LB Rolando McClain’s heart wasn’t in the game.

Dwight Freeney’s visit with the Chargers is continuing today (and if I were a free agent, I’d make sure my visit to San Diego was thorough and complete, too).

The Cowboys are considering moving their practice facilities from Valley Ranch.

Giants rookie Cooper Taylor “kind of blacked out” when he found out he was drafted in the fifth round.

Former Eagles first-rounder Danny Watkins says he deserves another chance.

Redskins rookie CB David Amerson has the skills to make an immediate impact.

The oldest living Bear turned 95 yesterday.

Lions CB Bill Bentley says he’s not 100 percent healthy yet, but will be soon enough.

Former Packers QB Bart Starr’s legend continues to grow, as does the street named after him in Green Bay.

Minnesota officials are preparing to present a revised plan for funding the new Vikings stadium today.

Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff is riding his bike to work tomorrow (unless he has a chance to trade it and next year’s bike for a car service this year).

The Panthers took a battalion of players to Fort Bragg yesterday to meet with the troops there.

Saints LT Charles Brown knows it’s time for him to step up if he wants to keep his job.

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker has a chance to carve out a niche for himself.

The Cardinals won’t get much attention, but some think they could surprise in a tough division.

With a thin group at LB, the Rams offer opportunity for undrafted rookies.

As good as the 49ers offensive line is, it might not be set just yet.

The Seahawks have won the Super Bowl — or at least a fan poll concerning it.