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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]

Colin Kaepernick among finalists for NFLPA Community MVP award

The NFLPA announced its five finalists for the Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award, four of whom played in the league this year. The union named Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Eagles defensive end Chris Long, Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, and unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick as finalists for their work to [more]

Mike Brown: Bengals have no intention of moving

With the team’s stadium lease 10 years from expiring and the NFL’s franchise shuffle renewed in recent years given the approved moves of three of the league’s 32 franchises, the Bengals are at least on the outer edges of the relocation radar screen. Bengals owner Mike Brown disputes that notion, however. Strongly. “This is just [more]

Dick LeBeau won’t be back with Titans

The Titans hired Mike Vrabel as their new head coach on Saturday and the former Texans defensive coordinator is now working on putting together his coaching staff. According to multiple reports, it won’t include Dick LeBeau. LeBeau was the team’s defensive coordinator for the last two seasons, but it’s no great surprise that the Titans [more]

Jaguars go from run of top-five picks to 29th

The Jaguars are going to have to scout differently this year. With yesterday’s loss to the Patriots, the Jaguars will pick 29th in the 2018 NFL Draft, the lowest they’ve picked in the first round since 2000, when they burned the 29th pick on R. Jay Soward. But the draft status also shows how far [more]

Bengals owner Mike Brown: Late run made a difference

Bengals owner Mike Brown saw the reports, three games from the end of the season, that coach Marvin Lewis was done. Then he saw the Bengals last two games. In an interview with Jim Owczarski of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Brown said that wins against the Lions and Ravens long after the Bengals were eliminated from the [more]

Bill Lazor: John Ross “gets to decide what he’s going to be”

Wide receiver John Ross didn’t do anything to live up to his draft status as a rookie, and the Bengals aren’t giving the ninth overall pick a pass because of injuries. “The experiences he had here, he has to own them. That’s what he is,” Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor said, via Geoff Hobson of [more]

Bengals long snapper Clark Harris selected for Pro Bowl

The Steelers coaching staff selected Bengals long snapper Clark Harris to represent the AFC at that position. Unlike other positions, the long snappers are selected by the Pro Bowl coaching staffs. Harris announced his selection on Twitter and thanked the Steelers’ coaching staff for his first Pro Bowl appearance. The nine-year veteran played in all [more]

AJ McCarron: I wanted that opportunity to be traded to the Browns

Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron was nearly traded to the Browns, but the trade fell through when the proper paperwork wasn’t sent to the league office before the trade deadline. McCarron now says he wanted to be traded because he thought he could have started and won games in Cleveland, rather than stand on the [more]

Cowboys hire Paul Alexander as offensive line coach

The Bengals and Cowboys both made changes at offensive line coach at the end of the season, but they should have just tried to make a trade. Dallas parted ways with Frank Pollack, who recently took the same job on Marvin Lewis’ staff in Cincinnati. Pollack replaced Paul Alexander, who was dropped by the Bengals [more]

Titans will pick 25th, as more spots in draft order set

Four more teams know where they’re picking in the 2018 NFL Draft, as a result of the weekend’s results. The Titans will pick 25th, as they have the lowest record of the divisional round losers, followed by the Falcons, Saints and Steelers. The 29th and 30th picks will be held by the losers of the [more]

Bengals hire Alex Van Pelt as quarterbacks coach

The Bengals announced changes to their coaching staff, including the hiring of Alex Van Pelt as quarterbacks coach. “I have known Alex for almost 28 years,” Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said, via quotes distributed by the team. “I am excited about the quality of teaching expertise he brings to the role and prior experiences from [more]

Report: Browns hiring Ken Zampese as quarterbacks coach

The Browns are expected to add a new quarterback to the roster with the first overall pick in the draft and he’ll be coached by a new quarterbacks coach if that’s the case. Mary Kay Cabot of reports that Ken Zampese will be Hue Jackson’s third quarterbacks coach in three years as the Browns [more]

Bengals hire Frank Pollack as OL coach

Word over the last couple of days was that Frank Pollack will not return as the Cowboys offensive line coach for the 2018 season and that former Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander is among the candidates to replace him in Dallas. If Alexander gets the job, it will turn out to be a trade [more]

T.Y. Hilton replaces A.J. Green in Pro Bowl

There’s a change to the wide receiver group for the AFC Pro Bowl squad. Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green was selected for the initial roster, but he has pulled out of the game due to an unspecified injury. Colts wideout T.Y. Hilton has been added to the team as a replacement. Hilton had 57 catches [more]

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