Sunday morning one-liners

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DE Jamie Blatnick lost 20 pounds in hopes of improving his chances of making the Bills.

Dolphins CB Dimitri Patterson is experienced with picking up new defensive schemes on the go.

Wondering about whether Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will lose something on the field thanks to a flurry of surgeries.

Jets TE Jeff Cumberland believes he can be one of the league’s elite players at the position.

The Ravens are looking to WR Torrey Smith to lead the receiving corps.

C Kyle Cook is ready to fight for the Bengals’ starting center job.

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer doesn’t think it would be “earth-shattering” if Browns RB Trent Richardson missed a week of camp.

Steelers trainer John Norwig explained how the team’s concussion protocols kept QB Ben Roethlisberger out of a game against the Ravens last season.

Texans DE Tim Jamison’s Achilles may be healed enough for him to be on the field to start training camp.

Colts TE Coby Fleener could be in line for a breakout season.

S Jonathan Cyprien and CB Dwayne Gratz are in line for starting jobs with the Jaguars.

The Titans have a Sherman-esque approach to appearing on Hard Knocks.

Said Broncos G Zane Beadles of having a fast-paced offense, “I love it. I think it could be a huge advantage for us. And it’s a lot of fun.”

Chiefs secondary coach Emmitt Thomas has fit right in on Andy Reid’s staff.

Bill Williamson of checks in with the Raiders quarterbacks.

Chargers DE Kendall Reyes may not be the only active NFLer from New Hampshire next season.

Tim Cowlishaw of the Dallas Morning News thinks the Cowboys’ offensive play-calling drama raises the likelihood of coach Jason Garrett losing his job.

The Giants website bangs the drum for RB David Wilson.

WR Arrelious Benn is making the most of his second chance with the Eagles.

S Bacarri Rambo and TE Niles Paul exchanged words and glares at Redskins practice.

Bears legend George Halas ranks fourth on’s list of the greatest coaches in history.

Lions DT Ndamukong Suh hosted about 300 kids at his football camp.

K Mason Crosby looks forward to welcoming Brett Favre back to the Packers’ fold.

Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman’s kids are making a name for themselves in lacrosse.

TE Tony Gonzalez’s desire to win a ring brought him back to the Falcons and thinks he’s deserving of a title.

Panthers DT Dwan Edwards went home to Montana to read stories to children at a Billings library.

The Saints are looking for the perfect defensive storm.

S Dashon Goldson is happy to play a mentorship role with the Buccaneers.

DL Frostee Rucker is trying to use his experience to his advantage with the Cardinals.

Rams T Terrell Brown is the heaviest player in the NFC West.

Former 49ers OL Len Rohde shared some memories of facing Deacon Jones.

Said Seahawks coach Pete Carroll of the team’s minicamp plans, “We’ve installed enough offensively and defensively, team-wise, that we can kind of work on the things we’re counting on. We won’t experiment at all. We’ll really be digging into the things that we think are really the basic aspects of the program.”