Thursday morning one-liners


Bills LB Marcus Dowtin has an experience edge, even though he’s played just three NFL games (all under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine).

The Dolphins are aggressive in their pursuit of FB Vonta Leach.

Patriots S Adrian Wilson says the on-field instruction at minicamp is crucial.

Jets RB Mike Goodson’s gun and drug charges have been sent to a grand jury.

A scuffle between players broke out in a Ravens practice, with G Jah Reid throwing punches at OLB Courtney Upshaw (perhaps fighting over the last doughnut).

Bengals rookie S Shawn Williams could end up winning a three-way battle for a starting job.

Add the Browns to the teams who might be interested in Vonta Leach.

The Steelers are breaking in rookie OLB Jarvis Jones slowly.

The Texans have made a focus of adding young players to push older ones for starting jobs.

An offseason spent throwing around SERIOUS Coin could give the Colts nine new starters.

The Jaguars have opened their final minicamp practice to the public.

Titans CB Tommie Campbell is trying to show he’s matured, and deserves the coaches’ trust.

Broncos S Quinton Carter won’t get his chance to compete for a starting job until training camp.

Sin is spreading, as there’s another devil who thinks the Chiefs want no part of Terrell Owens.

Raiders WR Denarius Moore needs to take a step up this year.

Chargers RB Ronnie Brown has inherited Quentin Jammer’s jersey number.

It might be minicamp, but some Cowboys veterans got the day off to rest.

The Giants are conducting a more sensible QB competition, between David Carr and Ryan Nassib for the backup job.

John Gonzalez of says there’s no reason for the Eagles to rush picking a QB.

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is excited about a trio of rookie defensive backs.

Bears return man Devin Hester says he feels energized.

The Lions plan to rotate players all along the offensive line through training camp.

Packers C Evan Dietrich-Smith is still trying to prove himself, regardless his starter’s status.

Vikings MLB Audie Cole remains in the mix for a starting job.

Falcons TE Adam Nissley suffered a second torn ACL before he was waived-injured.

Panthers QB Cam Newton is happy for his old college teammate, Tim Tebow.

Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune isn’t panicking about the loss of Saints OLB Victor Butler to a torn ACL.

A group of Buccaneers WRs is eager to test themselves against CB Darrelle Revis as soon as he’s well.

For Cardinals NT Dan Williams, less of him could mean more of a role on defense.

WR Austin Pettis is the OTA MVP for the Rams.

The latest Boone in San Francisco is a baby rhinoceros, named after 49ers G Alex Boone.

Seahawks DT Tony McDaniel has impressed with his wingspan, and work ethic.