Wednesday morning one-liners


Said Bills offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett of his work with rookie QB E.J. Manuel, “Footwork is tied into everything. Everything is within your footwork. It’s a very big learning process. For us, we use our footwork, we use our progression, and we move up in the pocket.”

Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill says he has made significant progress: “Last year at this time my head was spinning. I was just trying to figure out how things worked. I didn’t really know how the day went, how the offseason went, how practices went.”

Patriots QB Tom Brady is getting plenty of work with WR Danny Amendola.

Jets RB Mike Goodson is charged with a gun crime, but his lawyer says he’s confident he’ll be able to show that the gun wasn’t Goodson’s.

Former Ravens and Browns owner Art Modell could get a clearer path to the Hall of Fame.

Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu had his first full-speed practice since recovering from a stress fracture in his foot.

Browns QB Brian Hoyer got $250,000 guaranteed on his new contract.

Steelers S Troy Polamalu is looking trim and fit at OTAs.

Texans QB Case Keenum is pushing T.J. Yates for the No. 2 quarterback job.

Indianapolis wants to host the 2018 Super Bowl.

Said Jaguars DL Brandon Deaderick of adjusting to his new team after being cut by the Patriots, “It’s going well. I’m getting adjusted to the new system they have here. That’s all I’m focusing on. I’ve got to get better every day.”

Titans QB Jake Locker says he has a greater leadership role this season.

Nate Irving will get the first crack at being the Broncos’ starting middle linebacker.

Chiefs GM John Dorsey has been impressed with S Eric Berry.

Fans in Oakland put out the welcome mat for Charles Woodson.

New Chargers LT Max Starks is expected to start, and King Dunlap will likely be the swing tackle behind Starks and rookie D.J. Fluker.

Said Cowboys K Dan Bailey of tornado devastation near his family’s home in Oklahoma, “I can’t do much as far as going up there. I wish I could go up there. But I’m going to see what I can do financially or just anything I can do to help.”

Giants WR Hakeem Nicks is becoming more of a leader.

Eagles S Kenny Phillips says his knee feels fine.

Said Redskins General Manager Bruce Allen of the new rookie salary structure, “I think the new system has simplified everything. I’ve never had a rookie holdout. I’ve never worried about the holding-out part of it. [But] it has simplified everything and I think it’s made [Redskins chief negotiator] Eric Schaffer’s life much, much easier.”

Bears LB Lance Briggs has inherited Brian Urlacher’s leadership role.

Lions WR Calvin Johnson admits he was a little uneasy at first about having a new position coach this season.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy is disappointed not to have CB Sam Shields at OTAs.

The Vikings have waived undrafted OT Mark Jackson.

A contract worth more than $100 million appears to be coming soon for Falcons QB Matt Ryan.

The Panthers’ website offers five things to watch at OTAs.

Saints coach Sean Payton is pleased to have 100 percent participation at OTAs.

Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn says a knee injury taught him not to take anything for granted.

A change in defensive philosophy has the Cardinals’ defensive ends feeling excited.

Rams coach Jeff Fisher shares his philosophy on the offseason schedule.

Aldon Smith says he can only do “a little bit” of work with the 49ers after labrum surgery, but he’s watching lots of film.

A year ago he was just a rookie trying to make it, but Seahawks QB Russell Wilson is now the clear leader of the whole team.