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Report: DeMeco Ryans emerges as “a top candidate” for Broncos

As of Tuesday night, word was circulating that the Broncos could make a decision as to their next head coach as soon as Wednesday. They quite possibly have.Mike Klis of reports that 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans has emerged as “a top candidate” for the job.There’s a huge difference between “a top candidate” and [more]

Cowboys whack five assistant coaches, so far

The best argument for the Cowboys keeping coach Mike McCarthy is that he presided over consecutive 12-win seasons. That argument presumably would also apply to the various members of the coaching staff who now find themselves out of work.In addition to senior defensive assistant George Edwards and running backs coach Skip Peete, the Cowboys have [more]

Dolphins are expected to interview Kris Richard

The Dolphins are interviewing a pair of defensive coordinator candidates on Wednesday and they’re expected to add another name to that list in the coming days.Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Dolphins have requested an interview with Saints co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach Kris Richard. Richard is expected to take that interview.Richard joined the [more]

Report: Falcons interviewed Ryan Nielsen on Tuesday

The Falcons interviewed Saints assistant coach Ryan Nielsen for their defensive coordinator job, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.Falcons defensive coordinator Dean Pees, 73, retired Jan. 9 after 18 seasons coaching in NFL.The Falcons also have completed interviews with former Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, Steelers senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach Brian Flores and Panthers interim [more]

Vikings interview Ryan Nielsen for defensive coordinator job

The Vikings have completed an interview with Saints assistant coach Ryan Nielsen for their defensive coordinator job, the team announced.The Vikings are seeking a replacement for Ed Donatell, who they fired Thursday.The Minnesota defense was one of the worst in franchise history finishing the season ranked 28th in points allowed (25.1) and 31st in yards [more]

Sean Payton to interview with Cardinals

Add the Cardinals to the list of potential suitors for Sean Payton.Payton will interview with the Cardinals on Thursday, according to multiple reports.A Super Bowl-winning coach with the Saints who took the last year off, Payton is considered the highest-profile candidate in this year’s coaching carousel. Payton is also a candidate for the Texans, Panthers [more]

Saints want more than a first-round pick for Sean Payton

Recently, former Saints coach Sean Payton said that his old team wants a mid-to-late first-round pick in exchange for the ability to hire him. The Saints would beg to differ with that characterization.Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Saints want a first-round pick and more. Which means another pick, since by rule [more]

Saints owner Gayle Benson went directly to Roger Goodell to rescind fake injury fine

The entire Saints organization was unified in insisting that they had been wrongly disciplined for a fake injury, and Saints owner Gayle Benson went directly to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the matter.Benson got personally involved and sent a strongly worded letter to Goodell denying any wrongdoing by the organization, according to NFL initially [more]

Saints win appeal, Cameron Jordan blasts lack of investigation before fine for fake injury

The Saints have been exonerated in their appeal of NFL discipline after defensive end Cameron Jordan was accused of faking an injury, and now Jordan is questioning the league’s process on the matter.Jordan won the appeal of his $50,000 fine, and according to Katherine Terrell of ESPN, Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen won the [more]

Sean Payton’s Panthers interview is on hold

The Panthers were planning to interview former Saints head coach Sean Payton for the vacant position in Carolina. For now, that meeting is on hold.Via Joe Person of, the interview has been postponed following the death of Charlotte FC soccer player Anton Walkes in a boating accident.Owner David Tepper, his wife Nicole, and other [more]

Report: Russell Wilson has contacted Sean Payton, wants him as Broncos coach

Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson would apparently like to ride with Sean Payton as his next head coach.That’s at least according to Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports who said during Thursday’s episode of The Heard that Wilson has reached out to Payton to make his feelings known.“Russell Wilson has contacted Sean — legally, by the way, [more]

Report: Saints keeping Pete Carmichael as offensive coordinator

Ten teams have offensive coordinator openings. The Saints aren’t one of them.Mike Triplett of NewOrleans.Football reports that New Orleans is keeping Pete Carmichael Jr. in the job.The Saints parted ways with running game coordinator and tight ends coach Dan Roushar on Thursday, but Triplett reports that they plan on no other changes on their coaching [more]

Saints’ Cam Jordan wins appeal after NFL fined him and accused him of faking an injury

Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan was outraged after the NFL fined him for faking an injury, and it appears that the NFL’s appeals process has vindicated him.Jordan won the appeal of the $50,000 fine the NFL gave him, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.The incident took place during the Saints’ loss to the Buccaneers in [more]

If he returns, Sean Payton likely will get at least $20 million per year

It’s being reported as news that Sean Payton wants $20 million to $25 million per year as part of his next coaching job. But it’s really not news. It’s a given.Once it became obvious last year that Payton to the Dolphins was a behind-the-scenes done deal that became derailed by the Brian Flores lawsuit, it [more]

Report: Saints part ways with run game coordinator Dan Roushar

After a 7-10 finish in 2022, the Saints are making at least one change to their offensive coaching staff.According to Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune, New Orleans has parted ways with run game coordinator/tight ends coach Dan Roushar.Roushar was a longtime assistant with the franchise, having been there since 2013. He began as the club’s [more]

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