Wednesday morning one-liners


Said Bills Hall of Famer Jim Kelly on why he kept his commitment to work at a football camp despite battling cancer, “I’m not going to let these kids down. I was a kid once. I know what it is like when you look forward to meeting someone and I want to make a difference in these kids’ lives.”

Will Dolphins OT Branden Albert turn out to be the NFL’s most important free agent signing?

The tight end position is a big question mark for the Patriots, especially if Rob Gronkowski can’t stay healthy.

Former Jets head coach Eric Mangini is making a difference on the staff in San Francisco.

Here’s a video of the singers auditioning to perform the National Anthem at Ravens games.

In Cincinnati, new defensive coordinator Paul Guenther is viewed as ready to fill the shoes of the departed Mike Zimmer.

The Browns’ 1964 NFL championship is still the most recent title for any team in the city of Cleveland.

The Steelers have some interest in TE Jermichael Finley, but not enough interest to offer him the kind of money he wants.

Texans RB Arian Foster calls WR Andre Johnson “one of the best receivers to ever lace up his cleats.”

The Colts have helped distribute books and backpacks to children through the Indiana Department of Child Services.

The Jaguars are described as a changing locker room, a changing culture and a changing roster. (Now they have to hope they have a changing record.)

Titans DT Mike Martin challenged Lions DT Ndamukong Suh in the gym where they both work out.

Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski says the team’s veteran additions are just what Oakland needs.

Broncos DT Terrance Knighton describes his team as “ready for war.”

The Chiefs are getting their gear in place for the start of training camp.

Chargers LB Manti Te’o tells what to expect from Notre Dame this year.

The Cowboys still need to determine who will fill in for injured MLB Sean Lee.

HBO plans to make a movie based on a memoir written by former Giants RB Frank Gifford.

The final open practice of Eagles training camp will take place on Sunday, August 10 at Franklin Field, the Eagles’ home from 1958 to 1970.

One federal judge has banned the word “Redskins” from his courtroom.

The father of former Lions WR Titus Young says, “We just haven’t been able to get him help. They take him to the hospital for a couple of days, then they have to let him out. They can’t hold him.

Notre Dame WR turned MLB All-Star Jeff Samardzija had an opportunity to leave baseball and play for the Bears, but the guaranteed money is better in baseball.

Said Packers G Josh Sitton, “We’re a very hungry team right now. I think we’ll do a few different things with our defense. We have a few new pieces on defense, so I think there’s going to be a big jump and big improvement on our defense. As long as we can stay healthy, we’ll be right there in the mix in the NFC.”

Here’s a look at one of the Vikings’ best plays of 2013.

Construction on the Falcons’ new stadium is causing parking headaches at the Georgia Dome.

The Panthers have been strong at safety without spending a lot of cap space.

Is Sean Payton the second-best coach in the NFL?

Bucs DT Gerald McCoy is the proud father of twin babies.

The Cardinals are selling an admittedly ugly sweater.

For Rams RB Isaiah Pead, it’s time to produce.

The 49ers’ 26-0 win over the Rams in 2011 will go down as their last shutout at Candlestick.

Pete Carroll coached the best team in the NFL last year, but he apparently is only the seventh-best coach.