Thursday morning one-liners


Former Bills quarterback Joe Ferguson empathizes with the cancer battle of Jim Kelly.

A look at the options in the Dolphins RB competition.

The Patriots had a few players dinged up during OTAs, including CB Alfonzo Dennard.

Jets WR Stephen Hill sat out of practice with fluid in his knee, but hopes to return to minicamp next week.

Here’s the full text of President Barack Obama’s comment to the Ravens, including telling QB Joe Flacco: “Good timing with that contract up.”

The Bengals spent the afternoon hanging out at batting practice with their neighbors, the Reds.

New Browns TE Gary Barnidge hasn’t been on any of the movie sets in Cleveland, but he is trying to appear in a little more film on the field this year.

The door is open for a few Steelers rookies to start this year, particularly LB Jarvis Jones and RB Le’Veon Bell.

Texans P Shane Lechler has no hard feelings toward the Raiders after 13 years there.

Colts QB Andrew Luck did an interview with the BBC, talking the difference between football and soccer for players.

The Jaguars are mourning the loss of fan J.T. Townsend, who was paralyzed in a 2004 high school game but became close to the team over the years.

After spending more than $100 million in free agency, this ranks as the best Titans offseason according to John Glennon of the Tennesseean.

The Broncos are looking for DE Derek Wolfe to take on some leadership this year.

Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe’s not backing off his big preseason predictions.

Raiders LB Nick Roach is emerging as a leader in OTAs.

A look back at the late Deacon Jones’ two seasons with the Chargers.

Cowboys rookie RB Joseph Randle says learning a “more complex” playbook is the biggest obstacle for him at the moment.

A doctor who didn’t operate on Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said 90 percent of elite athletes return to their level of competition after the same procedure.

Former Eagles DE Will Wynn died at 64.

Redskins CB Richard Crawford has impressed in OTAs with his versatility.

It’s back to school for Bears QBs.

Some Lions veterans are using pilates to stay loose.

Those around him say Packers TE Jermichael Finley has a new focus this offseason.

Vikings CB Jacob Lacey will miss some time after thumb surgery.

The Falcons have blown up the right side of their offensive line, and the new guys are trying to get comfortable in starting roles.

The Panthers are trying to streamline the process for fans entering the stadium as part of the renovation to Bank of America Stadium.

There were some positive signs from the Saints defense in OTAs (and after having the worst defense in league history, anything counts).

The Buccaneers helped open a new youth sports field in Clearwater.

Cardinals CB Javier Arenas is grateful for a fresh start after being acquired in a trade with the Chiefs.

Former Bears first-rounder Chris Williams is leading the competition for the Rams left guard job.

As you’d expect, Colt McCoy has a firm grip on the 49ers’ backup QB job.

Seahawks CB Walter Thurmond is finally healthy and ready to contribute.