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Former NFL player Jessie Lemonier dies at 25

Former NFL linebacker Jessie Lemonier has died at the age of 25.After going undrafted out of Liberty, Lemonier made the Chargers’ roster in 2020 and played in six games. The following year he signed with the Lions and played in seven games. He also spent time with the Cardinals in training camp last year, and [more]

DeMeco Ryans, Shane Steichen, Ben Johnson finalists for AP assistant coach of the year

The Associated Press has announced the finalists for this year’s assistant coach of the year award.Two of the finalists will be squaring off in the NFC Championship Game this weekend. 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans will be trying to stop Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen from putting up enough points to send his team to [more]

Sauce Gardner, Brock Purdy among finalists for AP rookie of the year awards

When PFT announced our award winners earlier this month, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was our offensive rookie of the year and Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner was named defensive rookie of the year.The Associated Press versions of those awards will be given out at the NFL Honors show on the Thursday before the Super Bowl and [more]

Tom Brady and the Detroit Lions could be an interesting combination

During Tuesday’s PFT Live, Chris Simms and I were spitballing on potential destinations for quarterback Tom Brady, if (as it appears) he intends to keep playing.His testiness, which many regard as contrived, over simply being asked on his own pre-taped podcast for a “timetable” on his decision seems to be (in my opinion) an attempt [more]

With Bill O’Brien back, what’s next for Matt Patricia, Joe Judge?

Matt Patricia is out as the Patriots offensive coordinator. Technically, he was never in.Still, with Bill O’Brien officially returning as the offensive coordinator in both title and duties, Patricia doesn’t really have a job within the Patriots organization. So what happens next for him?He landed in the position as, technically, senior football advisor/offensive line coach, [more]

Report: Cardinals will interview Aaron Glenn on Saturday

The Cardinals will interview Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn on Saturday, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports.The Cardinals are seeking a replacement for Kliff Kingsbury after replacing General Manager Steve Keim with Monti Ossenfort on Tuesday.Arizona has completed an interview with former Colts head coach Frank Reich and have scheduled interviews with Broncos defensive coordinator [more]

Report: Ben Johnson returns to Lions with new contract, large raise

Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson was a popular name in head coaching searches this month, but Johnson won’t be taking any of the openings around the league.Johnson interviewed with the Texans and Colts before deciding to withdraw from other interviews so he could return to the Lions. His return reportedly came with a new deal.Ian [more]

Kenny Golladay on staying engaged: I wouldn’t be able to look myself in the mirror if I checked out

Giants receiver Kenny Golladay complained earlier this season about a lack of playing time. Now, he’s a quiet contributor who has accepted his role, whatever that is.Golladay played only four snaps Sunday, but he left an imprint with a crushing block on Vikings cornerback Duke Shelley that knocked out Shelley’s mouth guard. It sprung Saquon [more]

Report: Cardinals request interview with Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn

The Cardinals requested an interview with Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.The Cardinals are seeking a replacement for Kliff Kingsbury after replacing General Manager Steve Keim with Monti Ossenfort on Tuesday.Arizona has completed an interview with former Colts head coach Frank Reich and have scheduled one with Broncos defensive coordinator [more]

Report: Ben Johnson informs teams he’s staying with Lions

Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson will continue to coordinate the Lions’ offense, for at least one more year.Johnson has informed teams potentially interested in his services as a head coach for 2023 that he’ll be staying put, according to NFL Media.The Panthers, Colts, and Texans had been linked to Johnson.That’s very good news for the [more]

Colts interview Aaron Glenn, Shane Steichen

The Colts completed two more head coaching interviews on Saturday.The team announced that they interviewed Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen. They are the fourth and fifth coaches to interview for the position since the end of the regular season.Glenn has interviewed for other head coaching jobs in recent years, [more]

NFL fines Jamaal Williams $18,566 for touchdown celebration

Celebrating a touchdown in Sunday night’s win over the Packers got Lions running back Jamaal Williams in trouble with the league.The NFL has fined Williams $18,566 for his touchdown celebrations.Williams likes to thrust his hips when celebrating a touchdown and has been fined before.But while Williams is a repeat offender, his “offense” is so minor [more]

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