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Greg Olsen, Benjamin Watson, J.J. Watt named Man of the Year finalists

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt have been named finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which recognizes excellence both on the field and off. Olsen has founded charitable organizations that work for breast cancer research and for treatment for children [more]

Steve Wilks, Keith Armstrong interviewing with Cardinals Friday

The Cardinals are holding a second round of interviews with head coaching candidates and two of them will be meeting with the team on Friday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks and Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong will both be in Arizona for their second interviews. Wilks was [more]

Panthers promote Chase Blackburn to special teams coordinator

The Panthers fired special teams coordinator Thomas McGaughey and promoted assistant Chase Blackburn, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. Carolina hired McGaughey as the team’s assistant special teams coach in the 2016 offseason but promoted him before the start of the season when Bruce DeHaven began his battle with cancer. McGaughey spent two seasons [more]

Titans complete interview with Steve Wilks

The Titans announced they have concluded their second interview for their vacant head coaching job. Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks followed Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, who interviewed earlier Thursday. Wilks, 48, remains a candidate in Arizona. He also interviewed with the Giants. Wilks just ended his sixth season with the Panthers, with 2017 his [more]

Falcons interviewing Ken Dorsey for quarterbacks coach job

The Falcons will interview a third candidate as they take their time in hiring a quarterbacks coach. Former Panthers quarterbacks coach Ken Dorsey is the latest interviewee, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said he has not consulted with starting quarterback Matt Ryan. Atlanta already has talked to former [more]

Titans interviews finally start today with Mike Vrabel

The Titans are finally going to get someone to come in and interview for their head coaching job. Not because it’s a bad job, but because no one can get there because of the snow that has blanketed much of the Eastern half of the country. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Titans are [more]

Steve Wilks interview with Titans postponed by snow

The weather is having a big impact on the Titans’ coaching search. Snow pushed back Steve Wilks’ scheduled interview with the Titans on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The team’s interviews will start Thursday instead with Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel. Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur is expected to meet with the Titans [more]

Snow pushes back Mike Vrabel, Matt LaFleur interviews with Titans

The Titans were expected to kick off their interviews with potential head coaches on Wednesday, but weather is causing a change of plans. Snow in and around Nashville has caused issues with getting to town, so the team has pushed things back. Albert Breer of SI.com reports that they will start the process on Thursday [more]

Dale Earnhardt Jr. could join the new Panthers’ ownership group

Recently-retired NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. is a lifelong Washington fan. He may eventually have conflicting loyalties when his favorite team plays the Panthers. Via David Newton of ESPN.com, Earnhardt told the Associated Press that he has spoken with Speedway Motorsports Inc. president and COO Marcus Smith about possibly joining a group that would attempt to [more]

Report: Titans to interview Steve Wilks

The Titans will interview Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks for their vacant head coaching job, Jason La Canfora reports. Wilks remains a candidate in Arizona. Tennessee already has requested permission to interview Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel. But the Titans could lean more toward a coach with an offensive background, needing to further the development [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]

Panthers, NFL weaving a tangled web on Cam Newton

Oh, what a tangled web we weave when something something the Panthers are lying. It’s not just the Panthers. The NFL, hopeful to avoid another embarrassment arising from what otherwise would be a blatant violation of the ever-evolving concussion protocol, may be in on it, too. So is Adam Schefter of ESPN, who has passed [more]

Panthers will apparently claim a knee injury caused Cam Newton to stumble

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton took a hit to the head late in Sunday’s loss to the Saints, stumbled on the field, went down on one knee, and then was evaluated for a concussion on the sideline. That was a violation of the concussion policy the league had distributed just nine days earlier, which said any [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]

Thomas Davis says 2018 will be his final year

Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis said this week that he expects to play a reduced role in the team’s defense during the 2018 season and he won’t wait around for that role to grow even smaller in 2019. Davis told Brooke Cersosimo of NFL Media that 2018 will be his final season as an NFL player. [more]

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