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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]

Saints designing plays for Michael Thomas may give Rams trouble, again

When the Saints met the Rams in the regular season, New Orleans receiver Michael Thomas had 211 receiving yards, helping his team put up 45 points in a win. The Rams need to stop that from happening again. But it won’t be easy. Saints coach Sean Payton has a knack for using his play design [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]

Eagles pay Nick Foles the $1 million he missed in playing time

The Eagles are doing right by Nick Foles. For now. Foles barely missed a $1 million payment for participating in 33 percent of the team’s offensive snaps during the 2018 regular season. According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, the Eagles have paid Foles the extra $1 million in the form of a signing bonus. None [more]

Rams may have the best run-blocking offensive line ever

For much of this season, Rams running back Todd Gurley was touted as an MVP candidate, as he racked up 100-yard games and scored more than one rushing touchdown per game. But then a funny thing happened at the end of the season: Gurley missed two games. And the Rams didn’t miss him at all. [more]

Cameron Brate undergoes hip surgery

Bucs tight end Cameron Brate will spend the next few months rehabbing after undergoing hip surgery, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports. Brate played most of the season with a torn labrum in his hip. The arthroscopic surgery included the removal of bone fragments. He could begin working his way back during organized team activities with [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]

Deshea Townsend joins Bears as defensive backs coach

Former NFL defensive back Deshea Townsend will be coaching the Bears defensive backs in 2019. The Bears announced Townsend’s hiring on Friday. He replaces Ed Donatell, who left the Bears to join Vic Fangio’s Broncos staff as defensive coordinator. Townsend was an assistant defensive backs coach with the Giants last season. He was with the [more]

Benjamin Watson doesn’t need surgery yet, could be ready for Super Bowl

There’s never a good time to get appendicitis. For Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who is pulling his NFL career into the station, getting it a few days before the NFC championship game is far from ideal. But Watson has it. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Watson currently doesn’t need surgery — [more]

Keith Kirkwood out for Saints, Rams report no injuries

The Saints handed out two injury designations for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Rams, which means they are in pretty good shape from a health standpoint. The Rams are in even better shape. They listed no players on their injury reports Wednesday or Thursday and they continued to have all hands on deck Friday. [more]

Doug Nussmeier among candidates Dallas could consider for coordinator

The Cowboys apparently began their offensive coordinator search earlier this week. Ed Werder, formerly of ESPN, reported Thursday that the Cowboys contacted a coach who took another NFL job about replacing Scott Linehan. Linehan and the Cowboys agreed to part ways after a Wednesday meeting. So where do the Cowboys turn now? The favorite is [more]

Scott Linehan: We resolved a fresh start was probably best

The Cowboys parted ways with Scott Linehan on Friday, but he apparently knew it was coming for a couple of days. Linehan said in a statement he met with Jason Garrett on Wednesday when the sides agreed a divorce was best for both parties. “As Jason expressed, we met on Wednesday and had a good, [more]

Devin Smith signs with Cowboys

Whoever replaces Scott Linehan as the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys will get to work with wide receiver Devin Smith this offseason. Smith’s agent announced that his client has been signed to Dallas’ offseason roster. The 2015 Jets second-round pick was out of the league after being released last spring and his NFL career has [more]

Tom Brady: Drew Brees and I are still plugging and having fun

One of the storylines in both of this weekend’s conference title games is the age difference between the quarterbacks, although Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes rejected the notion that Sunday’s game could represent a passing of the torch from Tom Brady to him. The Patriots quarterback wasn’t asked the same question at a Friday press conference, [more]

Report: Benjamin Watson to be inactive this week

Benjamin Watson has already announced he’s retiring after the season. But that season could be shorter than anyone imagined. According to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, the Saints tight end is expected to be deactivated for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game. Watson has missed practice this week because of appendicitis, though he hasn’t had surgery. The 38-year-old [more]

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