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John Mara rules out pursuing Deshaun Watson

With the Giants hiring a new G.M., looking for a coach, and potentially searching for a different quarterback, some have mused about the possibility of Texan quarterback Deshaun Watson landing in New York.On Wednesday, the man who claims he doesn’t interfere with personnel decisions communicated a clear personnel decision that someone other than him (eye-roll [more]

Brandon Brooks announces his retirement

Eagles guard Brandon Brooks is walking away from football.Brooks announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday morning. The move comes after Brooks missed all of the 2020 season with a torn Achilles and all but two games of the 2021 season due to a pectoral injury.The Texans made Brooks a third-round pick in 2012 [more]

2022 NFL Draft order: Bills, Titans, Bucs, Packers get their spots

Four more teams were eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend and that means four more spots in the 2022 NFL Draft order have been set.The Bills will pick 25th after falling to the Chiefs in overtime on Sunday night and the Titans will be right behind them as a result of their loss to [more]

DeMeco Ryans completes interview with Vikings

49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans’ name should be hotter today than it was yesterday before his defense dominated Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Ryans had an interview with Vikings on Sunday, the eighth coach to talk to the team remotely. Minnesota is seeking a replacement for Mike Zimmer, whom it fired Jan. 10. General Manager [more]

Report: Jaguars had a “conversation” this week with Josh McCown

The Texans want another team to interview former NFL quarterback Josh McCown for a head-coaching vacancy, to legitimize Houston’s plan to hire him. Will the Texans settle for a “conversation”?Aaron Wilson reported on Friday morning that the Jaguars had a “conversation” this week with McCown. Michael Silver thereafter reported that the “conversation” was not an interview. [more]

The 2021 coaching searches are moving slowly, and that’s good

Nearly two weeks after the end of the 2021 regular season, none of the eight franchises with a head-coaching vacancy have made a hire. (And, of course, moments after we publish this, someone will.)The amount of patience being exhibited by the teams is unusual. How unusual?Peter King explained on Friday’s PFT Live that, of the [more]

Texans hope someone else will interview Josh McCown

The Texans interviewed long-time NFL quarterback Josh McCown for the head-coaching job a year ago, despite the fact that McCown has no experience coaching college or pro football, in any capacity. They’ve interviewed him again this year, despite the fact that (checks notes) McCown still has no experience coaching college or pro football, in any [more]

Texans interview Josh McCown for head coaching job

Josh McCown interviewed for the Texans’ head coaching job Thursday, 363 days after initially interviewing for it. The Texans announced the interview.He also interviewed for the job last year when the Texans were looking for a full-time replacement for Bill O’Brien.There was talk in league circles last year that David Culley’s hiring was a bridge [more]

Texans claim Kingsley Keke off waivers

Defensive lineman Kingsley Keke started this week as a member of the Packers with a chance to win a Super Bowl.Now he’ll start the offseason program on a team that currently doesn’t have a head coach.Via Field Yates of ESPN, the Texans have claimed Keke off waivers. The Packers cut him on Wednesday.Keke was a [more]

Charles Omenihu on difference from Texans to 49ers: “It’s not a circus show here”

The San Francisco 49ers acquired defensive end Charles Omenihu in a trade with the Houston Texans in November.Two months later, the Texans season is over and the 49ers are set to face the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round of the NFC playoffs this weekend.That’s reason enough for Omenihu to feel happy for his [more]

Report: Michigan sources think Jim Harbaugh would take the Raiders job

The Raiders are looking for a new head coach. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is looking for a path back to the NFL. Is it a match made in football heaven?Dueling reports from TheAthletic.com paint a dramatically different picture regarding the possibility of Harbaugh returning to the franchise with which he began his coaching career, 20 [more]

Kevin O’Connell to interview with Vikings; Texans request interview

Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell is drawing more interest from teams looking for a head coach this month.Albert Breer of SI.com reports that O’Connell will interview with the Vikings on Friday. He’s also set to interview with the Broncos that day.Breer also reports that the Texans have requested an interview with O’Connell. Texans General Manager [more]

Report: Pep Hamilton declines interview with Panthers

Pep Hamilton has declined an interview with the Panthers for their offensive coordinator vacancy, Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790 reports.Hamilton, the Texans’ passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach, is expected to have other options this offseason. He could remain with the Texans depending on the head coaching hire, Wilson adds.The Panthers’ offensive coordinator job [more]

Should other teams interview Rich Bisaccia?

When considering the promotion of a coordinator to a head-coaching job, NFL teams make a projection. Can the coach thrive in a much different job?One candidate who has yet to generate real interest has shown that he can do the job of head coach. Rich Bisaccia, thrust into the role of interim coach of the [more]

2022 NFL draft order: Eagles hold 15th, 16th, and 19th overall picks

The Wild Card round of the playoffs is in the books and that means we now know six more spots in the draft order for the 2022 NFL Draft.The Eagles lost to the Buccaneers on Sunday and that leaves them with the 19th overall pick for the spring. That will be the lowest of the [more]

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