Saturday one-liners


Here’s a comprehensive timeline of the events surrounding the Dolphins’ Martin-Incognito situation.

Bills senior offensive assistant Jim Hostler will be expected to constantly work ahead of the curve, helping the Bills plan for future games.

If the Patriots want to improve their pass rush, they’ll have options in free agency.

A year after being the 25th-youngest team in the NFL, the Jets became the fifth-youngest.

The Ravens and LB Terrell Suggs are making progress toward a new contract.

Geoff Hobson of doesn’t expect the team to use the franchise tag.

Steelers LB Sean Spence continues to try to come back from a very serious knee injury suffered during the 2012 preseason.

Here’s a closer look at how owner Jimmy Haslam is running the Browns.

Here’s a closer look at the Colts’ most intriguing free agent.

Johnny Manziel wants to be drafted by the Texans in part because he wants to play with Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Brian Cushing, and J.J. Watt.  (One or two of those guys may not be there for much longer.)

Jaguars linebackers coach Robert Saleh decided to take up coaching after spending six hours worrying on 9/11 about his brother, who emerged unharmed from the World Trade Center.

Titans tight ends coach Mike Mularkey wanted to return to coaching with “the right people, the right place, and the right organization.”

The Chiefs (and the Rams) play in one of 29 states that don’t recognize sexual orientation as a protected class.

Chargers QB Philip Rivers will deliver the commencement address at The Catholic University of America on May 17.

Broncos CB Chris Harris says he’s “doing great” and “ahead of schedule” after recent ACL surgery.

Newly-signed Raiders RB Kory Sheets joined the team’s flagship radio station on Friday.

Johnny Manziel says he was born during halftime of a Cowboys game.  (Maybe they should call him Johnny Blue Star.  Or Johnny Placenta.)

Giants DT Linval Joseph declared on Twitter that he wants to stay with the team.

Lack of YAC could deems WR Jason Avant’s career with the Eagles.

Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett says yardage-allowed rankings are “kind of for losers.”

While former Bears coach Mike Ditka apparently has stopped calling Jonathan Martin a “baby,” Ditka says Martin “didn’t have to do what he did.”

The new one-year deal signed by Lions C Dominic Raoila is worth $1.5 million.

Mike Vandermause of the Green Bay Press-Gazette calls B.S. on a recent NFLN report that Packers G.M. Ted Thompson plans to sign as many as five veteran free agents.

Vikings G.M. Rick Spielman says special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer is a “very good football coach,” a [v]ery good person,” and a “very good family man.”

The Saints’ release of DE Will Smith and CB Jabari Greer came with the “failed physical” designation; both are recovering from torn ACLs.

Buccaneers cornerbacks coach Gill Byrd says playing the position hasn’t changed since his 11-year career ended, but that cornerbacks are now expected to cover receivers far more frequently.

The Falcons are expected to explore the possibility of signing S Louis Delmas.

Panthers WR Steve Smith is one of the investors bringing D1 Sports Training to Charlotte.

A freeway construction project will make is easier to get to Cardinals games in 2014 — and to Super Bowl XLIX in 2015.

The return of Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams shouldn’t obscure the lingering need for improvements on offense.

The 49ers have severed ties with a lobbyist who recently was slapped with a record-setting fine.

Things are finally back to normal for Seahawks LB Malcolm Smith, the Super Bowl XLVIII MVP.