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Former Bears, Broncos kicker Roger LeClerc dies at 84

Former Bears kicker Roger LeClerc died Thursday, the team announced. He was 84. LeClerc was a member of the Bears’ 1963 NFL championship team. The Bears selected LeClerc in the 15th round of the 1959 draft out of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. He spent the first seven seasons of his eight-year NFL career with [more]

Ravens announce the hirings of Rob Ryan, Anthony Weaver

The Ravens announced the hirings of Rob Ryan and Anthony Weaver to their defensive staff. Ryan will serve as inside linebackers coach and Weaver as run game coordinator/defensive line coach. In a news release, head coach John Harbaugh said the team continues to interview candidates for their defensive backs coaching position. “Rob is a proven [more]

Texans’ Josh McCown interview makes mockery of process

Josh McCown is a great player and a great person, one of the most underrated quarterbacks of the past generation. But McCown should not be considered for a head-coaching position in the NFL. Not yet. Maybe in time he’ll become a head coach, and maybe he’ll be a great one. Maybe he’ll win Super Bowls. [more]

Former Broncos, Browns offensive lineman Tony Jones dies at 54

Two-time Super Bowl champion Tony Jones has died, the Broncos announced Friday. He was 54. The 13-year NFL veteran spent four seasons with the Broncos, playing offensive tackle from 1997-2000. He served as the team’s right tackle during its first championship season in 1997 and held future Hall of Famer Reggie White without a sack [more]

Patrick Mahomes says toe “feeling a lot better”

Patrick Mahomes‘ toe became a footnote when he was diagnosed with a concussion in the second half of last Sunday’s victory over the Browns. The toe, though, stands as more of a danger of preventing Mahomes from being Mahomes after an independent neurologist cleared the Chiefs quarterback Friday to return to action in the AFC [more]

Report: Matt Patricia returning to Patriots

Former Lions head coach Matt Patricia is reportedly headed back to New England. Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports that Patricia will be joining the Patriots to assist the coaching staff in a variety of roles. There’s no word on what kind of title Patricia will have in his return to the team. Patricia [more]

Texans interviewed Josh McCown for head coach

The Texans’ bizarre offseason has taken another strange turn, as the team has interviewed quarterback Josh McCown, who was on their active roster at the end of the season. The Texans announced the McCown interview today. McCown has done some high school coaching, but to say he’s lacking in the typical qualifications for an NFL [more]

Jerry Hughes: We like that the experts don’t give us credit

The Bills are underdogs against the Chiefs this weekend and that suits defensive end Jerry Hughes just fine. Hughes said this week that he’s seen a lot of people picking the Chiefs to beat the Bills and advance to the Super Bowl. He acknowledged that the Chiefs have a number of great players “so you [more]

Report: Philip Rivers could end up in Monday Night Football booth

Philip Rivers has retired from the NFL, but NFL fans may still see a lot of him. Rivers would be a candidate for a Monday Night Football analyst job if he’s interested, according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post. The current plan is to keep the trio of Steve Levy, Brian Griese and [more]

Patrick Mahomes has no injury designation, Clyde Edwards-Helaire questionable

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes spoke to the media on Friday and announced he’d been cleared from concussion protocol. Kansas City’s final injury report of the week makes that as official as possible, as Mahomes does not have an injury status heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Bills. Mahomes was limited in all three practices this [more]

Browns are signing Ryan Switzer to one-year deal

The Browns are signing receiver Ryan Switzer to a one-year deal, Field Yates of ESPN reports. The Browns added Switzer to their practice squad Oct. 1, but he did not play in a game in 2020. The Cowboys made Switzer a fourth-round choice in 2017. He spent one season in Dallas, catching six passes for [more]

Patrick Mahomes: It’s crazy Eric Bieniemy hasn’t gotten a head coaching job

As the 2021 head coaching cycle is nearing its end, with only the Texans job remaining open. There’s still a chance Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy gets that position — if he wants it. But on Friday, Patrick Mahomes still seemed confounded that Bieniemy hasn’t yet been hired to lead a franchise. “It’s crazy, would [more]

Bills signing Tristan Vizcaino to practice squad

The Bills are signing kicker Tristan Vizcaino to their practice squad, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports. They worked out Vizcaino on Jan. 11. Tyler Bass has a hand injury but no designation, so Vizcaino’s signing likely is for an emergency kicker in case of future COVID-19 or injury concerns. Vizcaino, 24, has kicked in [more]

Stefon Diggs, Cole Beasley have no injury status for Sunday

There’s good news on the injury front in Buffalo, as neither Stefon Diggs nor Cole Beasley have an injury status for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Diggs (oblique) was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but was full on Friday. Beasley (knee) did not appear on the injury report until Thursday when he was limited. [more]

Patrick Mahomes announces he’s cleared to play

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes got the news he was looking for after the team’s practice on Friday. Head coach Andy Reid told reporters that Mahomes was going to be evaluated by doctors after taking part in their final on-field work of the week. Word that Mahomes would be addressing the media came a short time [more]

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