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Rooney Rule getting another workout in Carolina

If the NFL really wanted to make a difference in fair hiring practices, the most honest first step might be to rename the Rooney Rule the Rooney Suggestion. Because after the Raiders wiped their feet all over the league’s mandate that minority candidates get chances at leadership positions, a slightly less obvious version of the [more]

Eric Wood hoped to bid farewell to NFL in Pro Bowl

Eric Wood knew for more than two weeks that his neck had degenerated to the point at which he could no longer play football. But Wood kept it quiet because he was hoping to play in one last football game. According to the Buffalo News, Wood was waiting for a possible call to join the [more]

Report: Jets expected to hire Rick Dennison as run-game coordinator

The Jets are expected to hire Rick Dennison as their run-game coordinator and offensive line coach, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Bills fired Dennison as offensive coordinator after the wild-card playoff loss to Jacksonville when they failed to score a touchdown. Dennison joined the Bills after the team hired Sean McDermott as head coach [more]

Bills, Dolphins, Jets and Saints met with Baker Mayfield at Senior Bowl

The pre-draft process is just starting to get going and there will be plenty of meetings and visits with teams for the top prospects in this year’s class. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield is on that list and he got the ball rolling while in Orlando for the Senior Bowl this week. Mayfield told Robert Klemko [more]

Eric Wood: End of year physical turned up career-ending neck injury

Reports on Friday morning were that Bills center Eric Wood‘s career is over due to a neck injury and Wood confirmed them in a pair of tweets later in the day. Wood played every offensive snap for the Bills during the 2017 season and there were no signs of neck trouble before the team was [more]

Bills center Eric Wood suffers career-ending neck injury

The career of Bills center Eric Wood has come to an end as a result of a neck injury. Wood’s injury, reported by Scout Fantasy and has been confirmed by several other outlets, will apparently force him to retire at the age of 31. In 2017 Wood started all 16 regular-season games as well as [more]

Tarvaris Jackson takes college coaching gig with arrest behind him

Former Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is set to become a graduate assistant coach at Alabama State University. According to Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press, Jackson will have a focus on coaching quarterbacks at his alma mater. Eventually he wants to move into coaching at the professional ranks. [more]

Richie Incognito: I “shook hands and hugged it out” with Yannick Ngakoue

Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue said Wednesday that he and Bills guard Richie Incognito spoke to each other before a Pro Bowl practice and Incognito shared a bit about the meeting on Thursday. It was the first time the two men saw each other since Ngakoue accused Incognito of using racial slurs during Jacksonville’s 10-3 [more]

Bills axe analytics staff

Bills General Manager Brandon Beane is going in a different direction on the analytics front. The Bills dismissed director of analytics Michael Lyons and system analyst Peter Linton, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports. Beane, who inherited the analytics staff when he took the Buffalo G.M. job in May, is expected to hire new [more]

James Wilder Jr. opts to sit out CFL season in effort to get out of Canada

The son of former NFL running back James Wilder has made it in the CFL, to the point where the NFL is interested. But the CFL won’t let him out of his contract to explore NFL opportunities. So James Wilder Jr. says he will be sitting out for the entire 2018 CFL season. “I am [more]

Report: Jets interested in Rick Dennison as run-game coordinator

The Jets are interested in former Bills offensive coordinator Rick Dennison as their run-game coordinator, Manish Mehta of the Daily News reports. Dennison worked with new Jets offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates in Denver. Dennison joined the Bills after the team hired Sean McDermott as head coach last year, and he oversaw a unit that finished [more]

Yannick Ngakoue, Richie Incognito spoke before Pro Bowl practice

The last time Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and Bills guard Richie Incognito were on the same field was in the Wild Card round of the playoffs and Ngakoue said after the game that Incognito used racial slurs during the game. The two men are back on the same field this week as members of [more]

Sean McDermott not ready to get into Tyrod Taylor’s future

The Bills have a decision to make about quarterback Tyrod Taylor‘s future with the team, but it’s not one they are talking about at the Senior Bowl. Bills coach Sean McDermott met with reporters in Mobile on Tuesday and fielded questions about Taylor during the session. The answers will have to wait, though. “I’m not [more]

Report: Richie Incognito won’t be punished for alleged racial slurs

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue accused Buffalo Bills guard Richie Incognito of making racial slurs during a playoff game between the two teams earlier this month. While the NFL said they would look into the matter, it appears as though no discipline will be levied against Incognito over the alleged incident. According to Vic [more]

Kevin Byard, Jack Doyle added to AFC Pro Bowl roster

Titans safety Kevin Byard led the league in interceptions and was named a first-team All Pro by the Associated Press, but he wasn’t named to the AFC’s initial Pro Bowl roster. Byard will be heading to Orlando as one of the long list of replacements added to the game, however. The Titans announced that Byard [more]

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