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Lawyer representing Steve Wilks: “There is a legitimate race problem in the NFL”

When Panthers owner David Tepper made Steve Wilks the interim head coach on October 10, Tepper was asked whether Wilks had a shot to keep the job beyond 2022.“If he does an incredible job, he has to be in consideration,” Tepper said.Wilks arguably did an incredible job. He forced the team into playoff contention. He [more]

Brandon Beane: Bills expect Von Miller to play a good portion of 2023, maybe all of 2023

Bills edge rusher Von Miller tore his ACL on Thanksgiving, but General Manager Brandon Beane thinks Miller will be ready to make a big impact in 2023.“I think Von’s in a good spot. I think he’s doing well,” Beane said, via the Buffalo News. “I expect him for a good portion of 2023; I’m not [more]

Zac Taylor “not ready” to rule Alex Cappa, Jonah Williams out

The Bengals have not had right guard Alex Cappa or left tackle Jonah Williams on the field for the last two weeks, but Bengals head coach Zac Taylor isn’t saying that they’ll miss Sunday’s game against the Chiefs.Taylor told reporters on Thursday that he’s “not ready” to make a call on the availability of either [more]

Report: Anthony Campanile will interview for Dolphins’ defensive coordinator job Friday

The Dolphins are interviewing linebackers coach Anthony Campanile for the team’s defensive coordinator job on Friday, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports.The Dolphins fired Josh Boyer on Jan. 19 after three seasons. His unit ranked sixth in points allowed in his first year as defensive coordinator but ranked 16th in 2021 and 24th this past season.The [more]

Art Rooney II on possibility of neutral site championship games: I hate the idea

The league may want neutral site championship games, but that doesn’t mean the owners do. The idea will need the approval of 24 owners to become a reality, and that might be a hard sell for teams with weather and/or fan noise that give them a home-field advantage.Steelers president Art Rooney II strongly opposes the [more]

Steelers kept Matt Canada so Kenny Pickett wouldn’t have to “start all over again”

The Steelers announced last week that Matt Canada would return as the team’s offensive coordinator for a third season. Some outside the building had questioned his job security after the Steelers finished 23rd in yards and 26th in points. They had only 12 passing touchdowns and averaged only 4.2 yards per carry, below the league [more]

Jonah Williams, Alex Cappa remain out of practice for Bengals

Everything remains status quo when it comes to the injuries along Cincinnati’s offensive line.According to multiple reporters on the scene, right guard Alex Cappa and left tackle Jonah Williams are not practicing on Thursday.Cappa is dealing with an ankle injury, though multiple reporters noted he was not in a walking boot at the day’s session.Williams [more]

Panthers hire Frank Reich as head coach

The Carolina Panthers have their new head coach: Frank Reich.Reich, who was fired last season as head coach of the Colts, has been hired as the new head coach of the Panthers.The 61-year-old Reich went 40-33-1 in four and a half seasons as head coach of the Colts. He made the playoffs twice. He has [more]

Jets “committed to finding a veteran” quarterback, but haven’t gotten into names

The Jets answered one big offseason question mark by hiring Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator on Thursday and it didn’t take long to pivot from filling that hole to talking about the other big offensive question.Had the Jets gotten better quarterback play during the regular season, they would have had a strong chance of [more]

Andy Reid: Patrick Mahomes did a nice job in practice, he’s on track

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was a full practice participant on Wednesday and his ankle came through the session no worse for the wear.Mahomes suffered a high ankle sprain in last Saturday’s win over the Jaguars, but returned to the game in the second half and said he plans to play against the Bengals in the [more]

Report: DeMeco Ryans emerges as “a top candidate” for Broncos

As of Tuesday night, word was circulating that the Broncos could make a decision as to their next head coach as soon as Wednesday. They quite possibly have.Mike Klis of reports that 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans has emerged as “a top candidate” for the job.There’s a huge difference between “a top candidate” and [more]

Robert Saleh: Nathaniel Hackett has a laundry list of stuff we’re really excited about

The Jets interviewed over 15 candidates to be their next offensive coordinator but they ended up going with former Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett.In a Thursday press conference, head coach Robert Saleh said he was “really excited” about adding Hackett after looking at coaches from both the college and pro ranks.“It was important for us [more]

Isiah Pacheco: I’ve been waiting on this moment my whole life

The Chiefs landed running back Isiah Pacheco in the seventh round and he’s had a clear positive impact on the team’s offense.He finished the regular season leading the league’s top offense with 830 rushing yards and five touchdowns. While Jerick McKinnon was Kansas City’s best backfield receiving threat, Pacheco also caught 13 passes for 130 [more]

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