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Chargers announce hirings of Joe Lombardi, Renaldo Hill, and Derius Swinton

The Chargers made it official with their three coordinators on Monday, announcing the hirings of Joe Lombardi, Renaldo Hill, and Derius Swinton. Lombardi will serve as the Chargers’ offensive coordinator after spending the last five years in his second stint as the Saints’ quarterbacks coach. He held the same role from 2009-2013 before spending two [more]

Report: Chargers close to hiring Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator

The Chargers are expected to hire Joe Lombardi as their new offensive coordinator, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Lombardi served as quarterbacks coach for the Saints the past five years. New Chargers head coach Brandon Staley and Lombardi both have a Dayton connection. Staley played quarterback at Dayton in 2001-04 after Lombardi began his coaching [more]

What’s next for Matthew Stafford?

After a dozen seasons in Detroit, quarterback Matthew Stafford will be moving on. So where will he go? Plenty of teams will be interested, especially with a contract that pays out only $20 million in 2021. (He may want a new deal on the way through the door, however.) Despite being only a one-time Pro [more]

Ravens announce the hirings of Rob Ryan, Anthony Weaver

The Ravens announced the hirings of Rob Ryan and Anthony Weaver to their defensive staff. Ryan will serve as inside linebackers coach and Weaver as run game coordinator/defensive line coach. In a news release, head coach John Harbaugh said the team continues to interview candidates for their defensive backs coaching position. “Rob is a proven [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]

Sean Payton “fired up” about Ryan Nielsen’s return

When the week began, it looked like Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen would be heading to LSU to become the school’s new defensive coordinator. The Saints said Nielsen’s contract blocked the move, however, and Wednesday brought word that he will remain with the team. Nielsen signed a three-year extension and added the title of [more]

Saints will be “as prepared as we can” for when Drew Brees retires

After Sunday’s loss to the Buccaneers, Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he will take time to “think about a lot of things” when asked about a report that he would be retiring from the NFL. Head coach Sean Payton said that Brees’ plans would be a topic for a different press conference, but it wasn’t [more]

Teams need to get their injury report facts straight

A strange dynamic has come into focus during the playoffs: Multiple teams have posted inaccurate injury information on their official websites. It’s not that injuries are being hidden. It’s that actual injuries aren’t being accurately reported on team websites. The most recent example came on Wednesday, when the information posted at the Bills’ official website, [more]

Drew Brees’ wife says he played the entire year with shoulder, foot injuries

Drew Brees‘ wife says he was playing hurt all season, with multiple injuries. Brittany Brees posted a social media message that said Drew Brees had serious foot and shoulder injuries, and not just the cracked ribs and punctured lung that caused him to miss four games during the season. “The fact that you played this [more]

Lions have agreed to six-year deal with Dan Campbell

The Lions reportedly settled on Dan Campbell as their new head coach late last week and things are moving closer to becoming official in Detroit. According to multiple reports, Campbell has agreed to terms with the Lions. He is set to sign a six-year deal with the organization. Campbell spent the last five seasons as [more]

Aaron Rodgers: Packers’ Week Six loss to Buccaneers doesn’t matter now

The Packers suffered their worst loss of the season in Week Six, when they went to Tampa Bay and lost 38-10 to the Buccaneers. As they prepare for a rematch in the NFC Championship Game, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers isn’t too worried about that. Rodgers told Pat McAfee that what happened in the regular season [more]

Report: Lions to hire Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator

Dan Campbell is bringing Aaron Glenn with him to Detroit. Campbell, the new Lions head coach, will hire Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Glenn and Campbell have worked together on the Saints’ staff for the last five years. The 48-year-old Glenn was a first-round draft pick of the [more]

Report: Eagles to interview Dennis Allen on Wednesday

The Eagles’ head coaching search will continue tomorrow with another defensive candidate. Philadelphia will interview New Orleans defensive coordinator Dennis Allen on Wednesday, per a report from Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Allen has been the Saints defensive coordinator since 2015. He began his tenure with the club as a senior defensive assistant but [more]

Ryan Nielsen will stay with Saints

Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen will stay in New Orleans after LSU tried to hire him away to be its defensive coordinator. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports that Nielsen will remain on the Saints’ staff. Nielsen appeared to have a deal done with LSU, but the Saints reportedly told him his contract prevents [more]

Michael Thomas likely to have ankle ligament surgery

Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas injured his ankle in the first week of the regular season and he may finally go for surgery to address the issue now that his season is over. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Thomas is likely to have surgery to repair a torn deltoid ligament and other ligament damage [more]

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