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Tuesday morning one-liners

Jason Babin

Tennessee Titans defensive end Jason Babin gets ready to run a play during NFL football practice Tuesday, May 18, 2010, in Nashville, Tenn. Babin, a first-round pick by the Houston Texans in 2004, was signed by the Titans in March. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)


Said Bills G.M. Buddy Nix, “But if you wait until you don’t have a quarterback to draft one, you’re too late. Now, our greatest need is not quarterback. It’s definitely not quarterback. If there were to be a franchise guy there, one we deem as a guy that can go eight or ten years, be the face of this organization and take us to the playoffs and win every year, you can’t pass him up.”

Trying to make sense of the talk linking the Dolphins to Maryland WR Torrey Smith.

Patriots CB Devin McCourty is going to be on the cover of the Eastbay catalog.

Clemson DT Jarvis Jenkins had a private workout with Jets defensive line coach Mark Carrier.

The Ravens had a private workout with a pair of Arizona pass rushers, Brooks Reed and Ricky Elmore.

RB Corey Dillon is one of the candidates for the Bengals Hall of Fame.

Peter King of Sports Illustrated believes the Browns have to take a wide receiver with the sixth pick.

Steelers WR Hines Ward did well in Week Two of Dancing With the Stars.

Moving CB Glover Quin to safety won’t happen until the Texans improve at cornerback.

Colts C Jeff Saturday admitted to sometimes finding QB Peyton Manning annoying.

The Jaguars are reportedly interested in TCU QB Andy Dalton.

Said Titans DE Jason Babin of communication with the new coaching staff, “Weird situation, actually. The new coaching staff sent me a text one night. I called back, but they never got back to me. That’s been the case with a lot of the guys -- one text message at some odd hour, a call back from the players, and no return phone call.”

The Broncos are set to start meeting prospects at their draft headquarters.

LB Andy Studebaker’s development will help the Chiefs decide what they have to do at outside linebacker.

Will Raiders KR Jacoby Ford be handcuffed by the new kickoff rules?

Chargers coach Norv Turner is doing his best to take the lockout in stride.

The Cowboys will meet with WR Andre Holmes of Division II Hillside College.

Trent Dilfer of ESPN pointed out Giants QB Eli Manning’s need to improve his accuracy in the short passing game.

Keeping RB Jerome Harrison as a backup to LeSean McCoy makes a lot of sense for the Eagles.

A vote against the thought that the Redskins will draft RB Mark Ingram.

Bears coach Lovie Smith wants the team to re-sign C Olin Kreutz.

Missouri DE Aldon Smith and Oklahoma RB DeMarco Murray visited with the Lions on Monday.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said that his two-year-old daughter deleted many of the congratulatory texts he received after winning the Super Bowl.

S Tyrell Johnson may still have a future with the Vikings.

Falcons director of college scouting Dave Caldwell was watching when Cincinnati WR Vidal Hazleton ran a 4.5 40.

Panthers LB Thomas Davis may be bound to the team for one more year.

Saints RB Chris Ivory is making progress in his rehab from Lisfranc surgery.

Martin Fennelly of the Tampa Tribune wants the Buccaneers to cut ties with CB Aqib Talib.

The foundations set up after the death of former Cardinals S Pat Tillman has provided scholarships to 111 veterans.

The 1999 Rams top’s list of the greatest Cinderella teams.

LSU CB Patrick Peterson will meet with the 49ers next month.

K Olindo Mare said that he would give the Seahawks a discount when discussing a new contract.