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Cowboys hire Sanjay Lal as receivers coach

The Cowboys have reached an agreement with Sanjay Lal to become the team’s wide receivers coach, according to David Moore of the Dallas Morning News. Lal replaces Derek Dooley, whose contract expired. Dooley left to become offensive coordinator at the University of Missouri. Lal spent last season with the Colts. He previously coached the receivers [more]

NFL teams continue to make mockery of the rule regarding assistant-coach hires

Technically, teams looking to hire head coaches can’t hire assistant coaches from other teams that are still playing until those teams are finished playing. But technically doesn’t matter; more and more often, teams have a wink-nod deal with their next head coach while he’s still employed as an assistant coach with another team. Last year, [more]

Cowboys’ turnover of assistant coaches continues with Matt Eberflus’ reported departure

The Cowboys kept their head coach, Jason Garrett, and their coordinators, Scott Linehan and Rod Marinelli, remain. But the team’s exodus of assistant coaches continues. Cowboys linebackers coach Matt Eberflus will follow Josh McDaniels to Indianapolis to become the Colts’ defensive coordinator, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media. Eberflus spent the past seven seasons [more]

Report: Josh McDaniels expected to be next Colts coach

The Titans dispatched head coach Mike Mularkey on Monday and are reportedly interested in Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, but they may have to settle for seeing him on the opposite sideline twice a year. McDaniels is reportedly one of two names still under consideration in Indianapolis with Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel also in [more]

What’s next for Titans?

On Sunday morning, we suggested that the Titans would use the cover of a pair of postseason games to announce that the clock had moved a minute past “moving forward.” They ultimately waited until Monday morning to announce that Mike Mularkey is out, despite taking the team to the divisional round. So what’s next? Given [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]

Will Josh McDaniels choose the Colts?

As mentioned in a catch-all item from Saturday that looked at the various lingering coaching vacancies, the Colts have whittled their list of potential coaches down to two. One is Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. The other, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, is Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel. If Vrabel was the first choice, logic [more]

Will Mike Mularkey still be the Titans’ head coach “moving forward”?

Last Sunday, Titans owner Amy Adams Strunk issued a statement aimed at clarifying the status of coach Mike Mularkey. At first blush, it did. On closer inspection, it didn’t. “Just to eliminate any distractions moving forward, Mike Mularkey is our head coach and will be our head coach moving forward,” Strunk said in a prepared [more]

Teams with vacancies likely waiting for coaches who are still coaching

The Cardinals, Lions, Giants, and Colts continue to search for coaches. The prevailing thinking in league circles is that the searches have ended, and that they’re simply waiting for the opportunity to formalize their hires. They can’t, because all four teams are believed to be targeting coaches who are still coaching as assistants with teams [more]

Seahawks hiring Brian Schottenheimer as offensive coordinator

The Seahawks didn’t waste much time replacing offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Seahawks are expected to hire Brian Schottenheimer as their next play-caller. Schottenheimer spent the last two years as quarterbacks coach in Indianapolis, but has worked as a coordinator for the Rams and Jets previously (along with the [more]

Josh Freeman signs to play in CFL

Former NFL quarterback Josh Freeman signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes, David William Naylor of TSN reports. Freeman attended a Calgary Stampeders mini-camp last spring, but the team did not offer him a contract. He finally gets his chance to resume his career with the Alouettes. Freeman has not played in the NFL [more]

Bills looking at Rob Chudzinski, Mike McCoy

The Bills have become the Panthers North, and their list of candidates for their vacant offensive coordinator job have a definite Charlotte ties. Via Alex Marvez of the Sporting News, the top two options to replace the just-fired Rick Dennison appear to be Mike McCoy and Rob Chudzinski. Chudzinski worked on the Panthers staff with [more]

Report: Matt Rhule withdraws from Colts’ coaching search

Baylor coach Matt Rhule interviewed with the Colts earlier this week. A day after news of his interview got out, Rhule withdrew his name, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The Colts’ search is narrowing with Rhule and Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks out of the running. It appears they are headed toward hiring an [more]

Report: Steve Wilks won’t interview for Colts head coaching job

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks was expected to interview with the Colts before the end of the week, but now he won’t, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The Colts appear focused on hiring an offensive candidate to replace Chuck Pagano. Indianapolis has interviewed Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, former Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard, [more]

Report: Brian Schottenheimer among OC candidates in Seattle

The Seahawks are looking for a new offensive coordinator and their list of candidates reportedly includes a coach with prior NFC West experience. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Seahawks “will want to talk to” Brian Schottenheimer about the vacancy created by the firing of Darrell Bevell this week. Schottenheimer spent the last [more]

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