Thursday morning one-liners


Former Bills (and Oklahoma State) running back Thurman Thomas is making plans to go back to Oklahoma to help recovery efforts after this week’s tornado.

For all the money the Dolphins spent this offseason, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald still sees plenty of questions.

Area business leaders are fired up about the mere suggestion the Patriots could host a Super Bowl.

New Jets RB Chris Ivory showed some moves in practice Thursday.

Several injured Ravens are showing signs of progress, including Lardarius Webb and Jameel McClain.

The Bengals have an interesting competition building for their backup QB job, and by interesting we mean Andy Dalton has never been so prayed-for.

Beware the premature signing reports on undrafted rookies, as one Browns prospect found out.

Steelers veteran OLB LaMarr Woodley declared himself “good to go” after a disappointing 2012 season.

The Texans’ and Houston’s successful Super Bowl bid was helped by the area’s Hispanic ties.

Colts QB Andrew Luck got his first taste of OTAs, after missing them his rookie year.

After the Jaguars signed Jeremy Ebert yesterday and cut Jeris Pendleton, only 46 of the 90 players on the roster were there last year.

Titans LB Colin McCarthy says he’s “about 80 percent” back from ankle surgery.

All four Broncos in the Pro Football Hall of Fame gathered for the first time to honor owner Pat Bowlen.

Chiefs DE Tamba Hali thinks there are plenty of sacks to go around for himself and Justin Houston.

For Charles Woodson, the outpouring from Raiders fans was “overwhelming.”

The return of injured WR Vincent Brown could give the Chargers a boost.

Cowboys rookie TE Gavin Escobar knows he has a lot to learn.

The Giants have a three-way competition for the vacant MLB job.

A multitude of options will make the Eagles RB position one to watch in camp.

All eyes and ears will be on Robert Griffin III at Redskins OTAs, as he’s expected to talk to reporters afterward.

Former Bears teammates lined up to praise retired LB Brian Urlacher.

The Lions claimed DE Braylon Broughton off waivers from the Saints.

Packers CB Tramon Williams is ready to take leadership of the secondary.

The Urlacher retirement should quiet the talk of him joining the Vikings (though we suspect it will come up again, thanks Brett).

Falcons rookie S Kemal Ishmael has made a good first impression (But not by saying “Call me, …”).

The Panthers have also agreed to terms with fourth-round G Edmund Kugbila, giving them their top three picks taken care of.

Saints coach Sean Payton and General Manager Mickey Loomis talk about the beginning of OTAs.

Buccaneers TE Tom Crabtree has a chance to grow into a bigger role.

Cardinals RB Ryan Williams said he was playing scared at times last year.

Rams rookie LB Ray Ray Armstrong is trying to make the most of his chance at a new position.

The 49ers were short nine players for OTAs, plus Michael Crabtree.

Seahawks WR Percy Harvin’s making a good first impression.