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Cardinals interviewing Jim Bob Cooter

New Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury is going deep in his search for a new offensive coordinator. According to Adam Schefter of, the Cardinals are talking to former Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter today for their vacancy. Cooter was fired by Matt Patricia after a year in which most of his skill position players [more]

Raiders now know where all their first-rounders fall

Four more spots in the 2019 NFL Draft order were set with the weekend’s results, and the Raiders now know exactly where they’ll be making their three first-round picks. The Eagles slotted into the 25th spot in the order after yesterday’s loss, followed by the Colts, Cowboys and Chargers. The final four picks will go [more]

Report: Browns hire Todd Monken as offensive coordinator

The Browns have agreed to terms with Todd Monken to become their new offensive coordinator, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Monken will join Freddie Kitchens’ staff after three seasons in Tampa Bay. The Bucs finished third in yards and 12th in points this season with Jameis Winston and Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback. Monken, 52, [more]

Report: Todd Monken up for offensive coordinator in Detroit, Green Bay

Former Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken’s head coaching interviews didn’t land him a job, but he’s a popular name for teams looking for someone to run their offense. A report on Thursday had Monken in the mix for vacancies with the Browns and Jaguars and Friday brings a report of two more suitors. Jeremy Fowler [more]

Nathaniel Hackett interviewing with the Packers

Nathaniel Hackett is making a lap through the NFC North. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Hackett is interviewing with the Packers for “a top offensive job.” Of course, new head coach Matt LaFleur will have the top offensive job, so even if it carries a coordinator title it might not have the [more]

Former Lions coach Rick Forzano dies at 90

The Lions announced Thursday night that their former head coach Rick Forzano has died at the age of 90. Forzano became the Lions coach in 1974 and was relieved of his duties four games into the 1976 season with a 15-17 record to show for his time. Forzano’s tenure included the team’s final season at [more]

Jim Bob Cooter interviewing for Browns’ coordinator job

The Browns are interviewing Jim Bob Cooter for their offensive coordinator job, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Cooter, 34, became the Lions’ offensive coordinator in the middle of the 2015 season when Detroit parted ways with Joe Lombardi. Cooter stayed during the transition from Jim Caldwell to Matt Patricia, but the Lions fired him [more]

Report: Steve Sarkisian, Nathaniel Hackett in the mix for Lions offensive coordinator

The Lions parted ways with offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter shortly after the end of the regular season and there was little immediate indication about what direction they were looking in to find a replacement. Thursday brings a report that a couple of recently dispatched coordinators are in the mix for the job. Alex Marvez [more]

Lions hire former Cardinals exec Mike Disner

The Lions fired their caps-and-contracts guy this week, and didn’t wait long to replace him. The team announced the hiring of Mike Disner as their vice president of football administration. Disner spent the last six seasons with the Cardinals as director of football administration, and previously worked for the NFL Management Council. His first NFL [more]

Lions fire top contract negotiator Matt Harriss

The Lions are making changes, and they’re not limiting them to the coaching staff. According Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions have “parted ways” with vice president of football administration Matt Harriss. Harriss, who was their lead contract negotiator and cap guy, was one of General Manager Bob Quinn‘s first hires when he got to [more]

Four more spots of draft order set, Raiders know another of theirs

With the wild card games in the books, we know four more spots in the 2019 NFL Draft order. And the Raiders are beginning to visualize more of their long-term plan. The losers of the most recent games will occupy the 21st through 24th spots in order, with the Seahawks, Ravens, Texans, and Bears falling [more]

The 2018 AP All-Pro team

The major Associated Press awards won’t be announced for another 29 days. For now, the AP has unveiled its annual All-Pro team. The first team for offense, defense, and special teams appears below. Offensively, the quarterback is Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs. The running back is Todd Gurley, of the Rams. The flex position goes [more]

Media questions and Bob Quinn’s answers on Matt Patricia sexual assault allegation

When Lions General Manager Bob Quinn did his end-of-year media session today, he faced some questions about the process of hiring head coach Matt Patricia last year, and specifically the fact that Patricia had been indicted for aggravated sexual assault in 1996 — which didn’t surface publicly until a Detroit News article on May 9, [more]

Bob Quinn: Lions aren’t trading Matthew Stafford

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford has completed his tenth season with the team. There will be an eleventh. In Friday’s 44-minute press conference, G.M. Bob Quinn said that Stafford won’t be traded. “Matthew Stafford is our quarterback,” Quinn said. “He’ll be our quarterback here.” He’ll definitely be the quarterback for 2019. His $13.5 million base salary [more]

Bob Quinn on Matt Patricia: “I’m not paid to do extensive background checks”

The Lions hired new head coach Matt Patricia last year without doing a background check, which would have revealed that Patricia had been indicted for aggravated sexual assault in 1996. Lions General Manager Bob Quinn, who hired Patricia, has kept a low profile since that news surfaced. But today Quinn addressed the issue, and denied [more]

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