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Texans’ interviews for DBs job includes Darren Perry

The Texans have interviewed two assistants for their vacant defensive backs job and have offensive assistant Pat O’Hara in Chicago today talking to the Bears about becoming their quarterbacks coach, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Houston is seeking to replace John Butler, who was fired as defensive backs coach after the season. The [more]

Davante Adams replaces Julio Jones in Pro Bowl

Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones wasn’t eligible to play in the Pro Bowl last year because the Falcons were in the Super Bowl. Atlanta’s loss to Philadelphia last weekend means that they won’t be playing in the Super Bowl again this year, but Jones still won’t be taking part in the Pro Bowl. Jones was [more]

Damarious Randall having hand surgery Monday

Packers cornerback Damarious Randall will spend the early part of the offseason recovering from surgery. Michael Cohen of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Randall is undergoing hand surgery on Monday. The surgery is designed to repair “an issue with a small bone” that Randall played through during the 2017 season. Cohen reports the surgery is [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]

Doug Whaley was the only external candidate for Packers’ G.M. job

The Packers had four candidates for the G.M. job that went to Brian Gutekunst. Three came from within the organization, one came from outside. Via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the team interviewed former Bills G.M. Doug Whaley for the job. He was the only minority candidate Green Bay interviewed. “Doug Whaley really did a job [more]

Eagles-Jaguars among London games in 2018

The Eagles are making their first trip abroad, as part of the latest crop of NFL games going to London. Via Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Eagles road game against the Jaguars will be among the three games played in London next season. Other matchups include Seahawks-Raiders and Chargers-Titans, though the league is [more]

Packers promote Joe Whitt to defensive passing game coordinator

The Packers promoted assistant coach Joe Whitt to defensive passing game coordinator, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Whitt has served as the cornerbacks coach. He interviewed for the team’s defensive coordinator job, but the Packers passed him over in favor of outside candidate Mike Pettine. Whitt joined the Packers’ staff in 2008, [more]

Browns hiring Eliot Wolf as assistant G.M.

When the Packers announced changes to their personnel department this week, they named Brian Gutekunst their General Manager and gave Russ Ball the title of director of football operations. They didn’t mention anything about Eliot Wolf, who interviewed for Gutekunst’s job and had Ball’s title during the 2017 season. That suggested Wolf was on his [more]

Packers hire Frank Cignetti as quarterbacks coach

The Packers are rebuilding their coaching staff, and their latest hire is a guy coach Mike McCarthy knows well. According to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the Packers have hired Frank Cignetti as their next quarterbacks coach. He worked with former Packers assistant Ben McAdoo with the Giants the last two years. He [more]

NFL’S 2018 international slate coming Thursday

The NFL is set to announce its schedule of international games tomorrow, and there’s a suggestion from overseas about who might make that list. Via Gregg Bell of the Tacoma News Tribune, the Seahawks are one of six teams to not make that trip before, and officials there were trying to reel them in. NFL [more]

Reports: Gus Bradley to remain as Chargers defensive coordinator

Despite overtures from other teams, Gus Bradley is headed back to be defensive coordinator of the Los Angeles Chargers, according to multiple reports. Bradley is reportedly set to sign a three-year deal with the Chargers. Bradley was on just a one-year deal with the Chargers after joining the franchise last offseason upon being fired as [more]

G.M. hiring more and more about who you know, not what you can do

Most key jobs in the NFL are driven by relationships. Who you know, who you’ve worked with, who you’re trusted by, and/or who you’re related to. But the process has become even more detached from merit when it comes to General Manger positions. As one league source explained it, it’s becoming more and more like [more]

Report: Packers close to hiring Mike Pettine as defensive coordinator

The Packers are preparing to hire Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Pettine spent the 2017 season in a consulting role in Seattle. He was the defensive coordinator of the Jets (2009-12) and Bills (2013) before the Browns hired him as head coach. He went 10-22 in his two seasons [more]

Eliot Wolf has an offer from Raiders too

Packers director Eliot Wolf was passed over for the General Manager job in Green Bay, and then they gave his title away, so it’s reasonable to think his future is elsewhere. Now, it appears he has a few elsewheres to choose from. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Wolf has an offer to join the [more]

Mike Daniels named to replace Aaron Donald in Pro Bowl

Packers defensive tackle Mike Daniels was named to the Pro Bowl roster Tuesday. He replaces Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who the league announced won’t participate because of an injury. It’s Daniels’ first trip to the Pro Bowl. He was an alternate each of the past three seasons. Daniels started all 14 games he played [more]

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