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Patrick Mahomes still in concussion protocol, meeting with doctors Friday

It is status quo for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes for the moment. Mahomes has been participating in practice this week while remaining in the concussion protocol and that remained the case on Friday. Head coach Andy Reid confirmed that Mahomes remains in the protocol after the final on-field work they’ll do ahead of the AFC [more]

Report: Jaguars hiring Brian Schneider as special teams coordinator

Head coach Urban Meyer continues to fill out his first NFL staff in Jacksonville. According to a report from Tom Pelissero of NFL media, Brian Schneider is expected to become the Jaguars special teams coordinator. Schneider had been with the Seahawks since Pete Carroll took over as head coach in 2010. Schneider stepped away from [more]

Ravens hiring Rob Ryan as inside linebackers coach

Rob Ryan is back in the game. He will be joining the Ravens’ coaching staff as the inside linebackers coach, according to multiple reports. Ryan was last in the league in 2019 as Washington’s inside linebackers coach. Before that, he was assistant head coach for his brother Rex in Buffalo in 2016. Rex was also [more]

Scott Fitterer on Deshaun Watson: No hypotheticals, but we’ll be in on every deal

Plenty of people want to know what will happen with Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson this offseason and the topic was on the table at Panthers General Manager Scott Fitterer’s introductory press conference on Friday. Fitterer was asked if the Panthers would pursue a trade for the quarterback. He said he wouldn’t delve into hypotheticals about [more]

Reports: Anthony Weaver to become Ravens defensive run game coordinator

The Ravens have filled one of the holes on their defensive staff. Baltimore is hiring Anthony Weaver to be its defensive run game coordinator and defensive line coach, according to multiple Friday reports. Weaver was previously with the Texans, having working for the franchise since 2016. He spent his first four seasons as defensive line [more]

Sean McDermott anticipating Patrick Mahomes will play on Sunday

Even before the final injury reports are out, Bills head coach Sean McDermott has a sense for what he’s going to see from the Chiefs. McDermott said in his Friday press conference that though the Bills did some work on both Patrick Mahomes and Chad Henne, they think Mahomes will be out there for the [more]

Some in the league think Josh Allen has caught Patrick Mahomes

On Sunday, two of the best quarterbacks of all time will meet in Green Bay. Then, two of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL will meet in Kansas City. Most would say that Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes currently is the best in the game. Some who know the game and who study it carefully [more]

It’s time to ditch the coat-and-tie coach press conferences

It’s business suit season in the NFL. It shouldn’t be. When coaches are hired to run NFL teams, they show up for their introductory press conferences in suits. That’s the way it is, because that’s the way it’s always been. But why does it have to keep being that way? Coaches don’t wear suits on [more]

Report: Texans denying teams permission to interview Tim Kelly

The Texans have not hired a new head coach yet, but they are holding onto one member of the 2020 coaching staff. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have denied requests from other teams to interview offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tim Kelly. Kelly just finished his second season as the [more]

Brandon Staley: Joey Bosa is one of the elite outside rushers in the game

Brandon Staley landed the Chargers head coaching job after leading the Rams’ defense to the top spot in yards and points allowed in 2020. While much of the discussion during his introductory press conference revolved around his plan to develop young quarterback Justin Herbert, the Chargers’ defensive pieces will be critical — especially in a [more]

Vance McDonald announces his retirement

Steelers tight end Vance McDonald has called it a career. McDonald announced his retirement on Friday. McDonald spent the last four seasons with the Steelers. “My family and I are so grateful for everything NFL football has provided us in our life — all the memories both good and the difficult, the relationships and friends [more]

Report: Chargers, Seahawks want to interview Joe Lombardi for offensive coordinator

The Saints lost one offensive assistant when Dan Campbell was hired as the head coach of the Lions and another member of Sean Payton’s staff could be in the mix for a couple of offensive coordinator openings. Jeff Duncan of reports that the Chargers and Seahawks have requested permission to interview quarterbacks coach Joe [more]

Ken Dorsey, Ike Hilliard, Anthony Lynn in mix for Lions offensive coordinator

The Lions have their new head coach in place, but they still need to find someone to run the offense on Dan Campbell’s staff. Ravens quarterbacks coach James Urban interviewed for the offensive coordinator job this week and reports have identified three others who are in the mix for the job. Albert Breer of [more]

Julian Edelman on retiring: We’re not there yet

As the 2020 season neared its end, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said that it was too early to talk about whether wide receiver Julian Edelman would return for another season and Edelman isn’t ready to confirm any plans either. Edelman, who turns 35 this spring, missed the final 10 games of the season with [more]

Robert Saleh: I want players to know I’ll help them get paid as much as possible

During his time as defensive coordinator of the 49ers, Robert Saleh was known as a coach who was popular with his players. Now that he’s head coach of the Jets, Saleh may be even more popular when his players hear what one of his top priorities is. Saleh said he considers helping players earn big [more]

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