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NFL fines J.J. Wilcox for horse collar tackle

Colts safety J.J. Wilcox likely knew more than a penalty was coming the moment he grabbed Sammy Watkins from behind. The league fined Wilcox $20,054 for unnecessary roughness for his foul in last week’s divisional round game against the Chiefs. It happened on the Chiefs’ first series. Watkins caught a pass from Patrick Mahomes and [more]

Jaguars re-sign Jarrod Wilson

The Jaguars announced Saturday they re-signed safety Jarrod Wilson. Wilson was set to become a restricted free agent in March. The team originally signed Wilson as an undrafted free agent in 2016, and he has appeared in 47 games with two starts during his three-year career with the Jaguars. Wilson’s career totals on defense include [more]

Denico Autry fined for his conspicuous pelvic thrust

The Colts lost to the Chiefs last Saturday. Along the way, Colts linebacker Denico Autry lost more than $13,000. The NFL has confirmed that Autry was fined $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct due to a sack celebration that took the term a little too literally. Autry thrust his pelvis after taking down Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and [more]

Texans re-sign Seantrel Henderson

Seantrel Henderson signed a one-year contract in Houston last offseason, earned a starting job on the offensive line, and promptly suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week One. This year he’ll be back for what he and the Texans hope is a better season. Henderson signed a one-year deal to remain in Houston, Ian Rapoport [more]

Ravens, John Harbaugh agree to contract extension

Four weeks after saying they would come to an agreement on a new contract, the Ravens and coach John Harbaugh have done so. Harbaugh has agreed to terms on a new deal to remain with the Ravens beyond the 2019 season, according to multiple reports. With only one year remaining on his old contract, Harbaugh [more]

Art Rooney continues “all is well” media tour

The Steelers are in crisis mode. And the best evidence of it is that owner Art Rooney II is trying very hard to create the impression that the Steelers aren’t in crisis mode. Beginning more than a week ago by speaking to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rooney has embarked on an extended, and uncharacteristic, local media [more]

Next Bengals coach reportedly wants Bill Callahan

Washington may need a new offensive line coach. Incoming Bengals coach Zac Taylor reportedly wants to hire Bill Callahan. Washington can block the move, even if Taylor would be offering a promotion to offensive coordinator. Callahan coached Taylor at Nebraska, which explains the connection. Callahan also served as head coach of the Raiders after Jon [more]

Minkah Fitzpatrick wants to know what position he’ll play

The Dolphins used rookie defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick at three different positions in 2018. He’d like to narrow that to one in 2019, and he’d like to know fairly soon which one it will be. Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Fitzpatrick said late in the 2018 season that he’d like to have an [more]

It’s Saturday, so catch up on PFT Live, #PFTPM

Championship week resulted in plenty of hours of audio content from this specific media outlet, with PFT Live churning out 15 hours and #PFTPM adding another four. If you missed, any, some, or all of it, here’s your chance to catch up. And it’s easy. Just go to anywhere podcasts are available, and download PFT [more]

Former Bills offensive lineman Joe O’Donnell dies at 77

Former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Joe O’Donnell, who played in the AFL, NFL, and eventually the WFL, has died. He was 77. Via Mark Gaughn of the Buffalo News, O’Donnell played in 91 games with the Bills from 1964 through 1971, helping the team to AFL titles in 1964 and 1965. O’Donnell chose the Bills [more]

Report: “Zero chance” Brian Flores jilts Dolphins

A year ago, it wouldn’t have been necessary to report that an assistant coach reportedly pegged to become another team’s head coach would follow through with it. The world changed after Josh McDaniels didn’t. This year, another Patriots assistant coach reportedly will become another team’s head coach when New England’s season ends. And it’s now [more]

Marshawn Lynch says he’ll play in 2019 “if it works out”

Marshawn Lynch will be a free agent in two months, meaning he doesn’t have a team. The place he wants to play, his hometown of Oakland, might not have a team, either. But that doesn’t mean Lynch is sure to retire. Lynch said on Real Time with Bill Maher that he’s open to playing in [more]

Justin Houston’s presence could swing Chiefs-Patriots rematch to Kansas City

When the Chiefs and Patriots met in the regular season, the Chiefs were without their best pass rusher, Justin Houston. When they meet on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, Houston will be back. That could make a very big difference. Houston has seven sacks in his last five games, including two sacks in the [more]

Report: Baker Mayfield has fine reduced to $1,700

Baker Mayfield isn’t even playing, and he’s cashing in this week. The Browns quarterback had his fine for a lewd gesture reduced on appeal, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The league fined Mayfield $10,026 for a sideline celebration with coach Freddie Kitchens during a Dec. 23 game against the Bengals. Mayfield [more]

Cardinals interview Hue Jackson for offensive coordinator position

Suddenly, 35-40 doesn’t look so bad. The Arizona Cardinals, who surprisingly hired Kliff Kingsbury to be the next head coach despite a sub-.500 record as Texas Tech, have interviewed Hue Jackson to serve as Kingsbury’s first offensive coordinator, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Jackson has compiled a record of 11-44-1 as a head [more]

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