Saturday morning one-liners


The Dolphins expect DE Dion Jordan to make a significant jump from 2013 to 2014.

A private funeral will be held on Saturday in Detroit for Bills owner Ralph Wilson Jr.; a public celebration of his life will be held next Saturday in Buffalo.

Gary Myers of the New York Daily News believes the Jets should stay away from WR DeSean Jackson.

It took some pushing and shoving, but the Patriots and DT Vince Wilfork found a middle ground, as they always seem to do.

Washington State safety Deone Bucannon visited the Ravens on Thursday and Friday.

The cap-strapped Steelers nevertheless have added five free agents from other teams.

Bengals DT Domata Peko had no hesitation about extending his deal with the team; “I love it here. I love the fans. I love the city. I love the organization.”  (I love lamp.)

Browns WR Josh Gordon is pretty sure the team will take a quarterback in round one.  He’s just not sure which one.

New Titans LB Shaun Phillips knows too well the challenge QB Jake Locker is facing as he recovers from a Lisfranc injury.

New Texans S Chris Clemons counts only $1.15 million against the cap for 2014.

The Colts have high hopes for G Lance Louis.

The Jaguars plan to honor RB Maurice Jones-Drew “at an appropriate time in the future.”

If the Broncos move Orlando Franklin to guard, Winston Justice and Chris Clark will compete for the starting job at right tackle.

Raiders DB Charles Woodson fully expects the team to be in the playoffs this year.

New Chiefs CB Chris Owens instantly “felt like I was at home” when meeting with the team.

Chargers coach Mike McCoy says the team’s offensive system is in place “for the long haul.”

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett is stubborn about his disdain for the term “stubborn.”

The Redskins are anxious to see what RB Chris Thompson and S Phillip Thomas can do after injuries wiped out their rookie seasons.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly calls adding QB Mark Sanchez a “no-brainer.”  (Eagles fans also hope it’s a no-buttfumbler.)

Have the Giants really gotten younger this offseason?

Bears coach Marc Trestman knows what he wants in a backup quarterback; now, he just has to find him.

The Lions may bring back their alternate jerseys for 2014.

The Packers are hoping a young receiver will step up after James Jones stepped out.

Vikings DE Brian Robison realizes that newly-signed Corey Wootton will be trying to take Robison’s spot in the starting lineup.

With Jairus Byrd joining the team, Saints S Kenny Vaccaro will be playing in fewer spots this year.

Buccaneers K Connor Barth is back from the Achilles’ tendon injury that wiped out his 2013 season; “I’m making 61-yard field goals,” he said.

Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution has five reasons why the Falcons should sign DeSean Jackson.

Panthers LB Thomas Davis will be honored at the 13th Call to Courage Awards on April 5 in Buffalo.

Should the Cardinals use a high-round draft pick on a quarterback?

Bernie Miklasz of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch makes a good case for the Rams not drafting WR Sammy Watkins with the second pick in 2014.

Free-agent S Ryan Clark recently visited the Seahawks.

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh says the grass at the team’s new stadium will be like the fairways at Augusta.