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Bears to hire Shane Toub as offensive quality control coach

The Bears are hiring Shane Toub as an offensive quality control coach, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports. Toub is the son of Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub. Shane Toub worked for Lovie Smith as a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois last season. He began coaching immediately after his playing career [more]

Todd Haley out as Steelers offensive coordinator

Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley will not return for the 2018 season. Haley’s contract is expiring and he won’t be getting a new contract to remain in Pittsburgh, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. That’s not a big surprise: There’s been increasing talk that Haley wasn’t seeing eye to eye with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and [more]

Jury selection begins in case involving death of Joe McKnight

The trial soon will begin in the case arising from the death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight. Jury selection started Tuesday in the prosecution of 55-year-old Ronald Gasser, who shot and killed McKnight in December 2016. Gasser is expected to claim self-defense, with his lawyers characterizing McKnight as the aggressor. The second-degree murder [more]

Delanie Walker in, Travis Kelce out for Pro Bowl

The Pro Bowl replacement parade continued on Tuesday with a change at tight end on the AFC roster. Delanie Walker of the Titans will head to Orlando for the January 28 exhibition game. Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce, who was voted into the game as a starter, withdrew due to an injury. Rob Gronkowski was [more]

Darrelle Revis hopes to continue with Chiefs in 2018

Cornerback Darrelle Revis had a delayed start to the 2017 season as he went unsigned for over eight months after being released from the Jets early in the offseason. His wait for another job ended when the Chiefs signed him in November and Revis went on to play six games before the Chiefs’ season came [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]

Officiating video steers clear of controversial calls

On Friday of each week, the league office produces an officiating video that reviews select calls and circumstances from the prior week for the benefit of educating the media and, in turn, the public. Under former senior V.P. of officiating Dean Blandino, it was a must-watch clip. With  Al Riveron taking over the duties, well, [more]

Alex Smith added to AFC Pro Bowl roster

The annual shuffling of the Pro Bowl rosters is well underway and the latest change comes at quarterback for the AFC. The Chiefs announced that their quarterback Alex Smith has been added to the roster. Smith will be replacing Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers. Smith set career highs in passing yards, touchdowns and passer rating during [more]

Chiefs hire Deland McCullough as running backs coach

The Chiefs bumped Eric Bieniemy from running backs coach to offensive coordinator after Matt Nagy left to become the Bears head coach and now they’ve found someone to fill Bieniemy’s former role. The team announced on Friday that they’ve hired Deland McCullough after interviewing him earlier this week. “Deland has a track record of success [more]

Chiefs are interviewing USC’s running backs coach

The Chiefs promoted running backs coach Eric Bieniemy to offensive coordinator, creating an opening. Kansas City is interviewing USC running backs coach Deland McCullough to fill Bieniemy’s spot, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. McCullough, 45, oversaw Ronald Jones II this season as he rushed for 1,550 yards and 19 touchdowns in McCullough’s first season [more]

Chiefs make Eric Bieniemy’s hiring official

The Chiefs made it official, promoting running backs coach Eric Bieniemy to offensive coordinator. “I’ve known Eric a long time, both as a player and a coach,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, via quotes distributed by the team. “He’s done a phenomenal job with our running backs and has been involved in every aspect of [more]

Report: Chiefs expected to promote Eric Bieniemy to offensive coordinator

Matt Nagy was barely out the door when the Chiefs zeroed in on his replacement as offensive coordinator. The Chiefs are in talks with running backs coach Eric Bieniemy about a promotion, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Bieniemy appeared to have the “inside track” on the job the moment Nagy told Andy Reid he [more]

Matt Nagy went straight from heartbreak to a new job

After the Chiefs blew a 21-3 lead in a game during which Matt Nagy called all of the offensive plays, leaving Nagy “numb,” the Bears offered to delay by a day or two his interview, in order to allow him to process the disappointing end to his team’s season. When presented with that opportunity, Nagy [more]

PFT PM looks at Packers changes, Bears coaching decision, more

The Monday edition of the PFT PM podcast usually is the most popular. Possibly because you’re not as sick of hearing from me as you are after several straight days of PFT Live and PFT PM. There was much to discuss this Monday. We crammed it into a Five-Down Territory format, coupled with answers to [more]

Eric Bieniemy favorite to become Chiefs’ offensive coordinator

Chiefs running backs coach Eric Bieniemy has the “inside track” to replace Matt Nagy as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport reports. The Bears hired Nagy as their head coach Monday, creating the vacancy in Kansas City. Chiefs assistant head coach Brad Childress is planning to retire, putting him out of the running to become [more]

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