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Pep Hamilton set for interviews with Steelers, Titans

Chargers quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton could be moving on to a new job this week. Hamilton is drawing interest for a pair of offensive coordinator openings. There was word of the Steelers’ desire to speak to Hamilton last week and NFL Media reports that he will interview for the job this week. They also report [more]

Falcons announce Dean Pees will be defensive coordinator

A report on Friday afternoon indicated Dean Pees will be part of head coach Arthur Smith’s staff in Atlanta, but not what job Pees would fill on the staff. The Falcons announced that piece of information a short time later. Pees will be the defensive coordinator. It is the same job he held with the [more]

Report: Falcons hiring Dean Pees, Dave Ragone

The Falcons are luring veteran defensive coordinator Dean Pees out of retirement, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. It is unclear whether Pees will become the Falcons’ defensive coordinator or have a different role with the team. The Falcons also are working toward making Dave Ragone their offensive coordinator, Rapoport adds. Pees, 71, worked with [more]

A.J. Brown had knee surgery today

Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown says he has been hobbled by a knee injury that needed surgery today. Brown posted a video on Instagram while still in the hospital after surgery, discussing the difficulty of playing on the injury. “They told me I was done for the year in Week Two,” Brown says. “I played [more]

Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in October 2019 and it will [more]

Marcus Peters fined $15,000 for taunting

Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters has a $15,000 fine to go along with his 15-yard penalty. In last weekend’s win over the Titans, Peters celebrated an interception by leading a group celebration that included stomping on the Titans’ logo, drawing a 15-yard penalty. He also has been fined $15,000, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. [more]

Falcons announce Arthur Smith as their head coach

The Falcons have landed their new head coach. The team announced the hiring of Arthur Smith on Friday afternoon. Reports on Friday morning pegged the former Titans offensive coordinator as the frontrunner for the job and the deal was wrapped up over the next few hours. Smith spent the last two seasons in the coordinator [more]

Urban Meyer hire puts even more pressure on Texans to get it right

As if the Texans didn’t already have enough problems, they now have one of the greatest college football coaches of all time in their division. With the Jaguars hiring Urban Meyer to coach the team, Mike Vrabel already in Tennessee, and Frank Reich in Indianapolis, the AFC South now has three excellent coaches — assuming [more]

Reports: Steelers plan to keep Keith Butler as defensive coordinator

The Steelers made changes to their coaching staff this week with more possibly coming. Defensive coordinator Keith Butler won’t be one of them. The Steelers have told Butler they intend to retain him, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Butler’s contract expires next month. The Steelers are working on a new contract for Butler, [more]

Jets complete second interview with Arthur Smith

The Jets have wrapped up another interview with Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. Smith interviewed with the team for a second time on Thursday and this was in-person after a virtual interview the first time around. He joins 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as candidates who have met with the team multiple times. Smith has [more]

Arthur Smith has second interview with Falcons, with Jets next up

The Titans gained only 209 yards in their 20-13 wild-card playoff loss to the Ravens. Yet, that hasn’t slowed the interest in Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith from teams with head coaching vacancies. The Falcons had a second interview today with Smith, NFL Media reports. Smith left Atlanta and flew to New York to have [more]

Lions complete interviews with Arthur Smith, Ed Dodds

The Lions completed interviews with candidates for both their head coach and General Manager vacancies on Tuesday. Arthur Smith was the new conversation on the coaching side. The Titans offensive coordinator has also interviewed with the Jets, Jaguars, Falcons, and Chargers since Tennessee lost to Baltimore last Sunday. The Eagles have also requested an interview [more]

Panthers set up second G.M. interviews with Monti Ossenfort, Adam Peters

Word on Monday was that the Panthers are drawing closer to a decision about their next General Manager after interviewing 15 candidates and they’ve moved to set up second interviews with a couple of them. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team will speak with Titans director of player personnel Monti Ossenfort and [more]

Eagles request interviews with Todd Bowles, Arthur Smith

The Eagles have two more current coordinators on their radar for their head coaching vacancy. ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports Philadelphia has requested to interview Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith. And ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio reports the club has requested to interview Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles. Philadelphia also requested to interview 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh [more]

Mike Vrabel on Isaiah Wilson’s future: I wouldn’t even begin to be able to answer

The Titans used the 29th pick of the 2020 draft on tackle Isaiah Wilson, but they reaped no rewards from the selection. Wilson was arrested for DUI just before the season opener, had two stints on the reserve/COVID-19 list, and was suspended for violating team rules. The rookie played four snaps in his lone appearance [more]

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