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Larry Fitzgerald needs three more years like 2019 to break Jerry Rice’s catch record

The news that Larry Fitzgerald will play in 2020 raises a question that once seemed unthinkable: Could Jerry Rice’s record for career catches be broken? Rice retired after the 2004 season with 1,549 catches in his career. At the time, he was 448 ahead of the next-closest receiver, Cris Carter, and no one coming along [more]

Kyler Murray floored by praise from Larry Fitzgerald

When Larry Fitzgerald decided to come back for a 17th season, he cited the development of quarterback Kyler Murray as one of the reasons. That was moving for Murray, and incentive to keep working to improve on his productive first season. After announcing his decision to come back for another year, Fitzgerald spoke glowingly of [more]

Jaguars interviewed Ben McAdoo

Ben McAdoo’s push to get back in the NFL has taken him to Jacksonville. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that McAdoo interviewed with the Jaguars this week about their offensive coordinator position. The Jaguars fired John DeFilippo after one year in that job. McAdoo has also met with the Panthers as he looks for [more]

Colts quarterbacks coach hoping things change for minority candidates

There was enough pressure on the Colts quarterbacks coach this year, considering Andrew Luck retired during the preseason and they had to adjust on the fly. But being an outlier made the job that much more difficult for Colts quarterbacks coach Marcus Brady. He’s one of the two minority quarterbacks coaches in the NFL (along [more]

Report: Scott Linehan interviewing for jobs with Giants, Jaguars and Panthers

Scott Linehan was out of the NFL in 2019 after being ousted as the Cowboys offensive coordinator last January, but he’s trying to get back into the game. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Linehan has lined up several interviews for assistant coaching positions. Per the report, Linehan is slated to meet with the Giants, [more]

“No disappointment” from Robert Saleh about Browns job

Robert Saleh is not the head coach of the Cleveland Browns today. Instead, he’s preparing for the NFC Championship Game. He seems OK with that. Via Scott Bair of NBCSportsBayArea.com, the 49ers defensive coordinator said he’s focusing on the large task in front of him rather than the larger one that isn’t. “There’s no disappointment,” [more]

Davante Adams: Pressure’s really on 49ers

The Packers won 13 games in the regular season and they’re taking a six-game winning streak with them into Sunday’s game, but they aren’t favored to beat the 49ers. Green Bay is a 7.5-point underdog ahead of their trip to Santa Clara to play for the NFC title, which the Packers see as reason to [more]

Derrick Henry can be the first rushing leader in the Super Bowl since 2005

It’s not often that the league’s leading rusher gets to the Super Bowl, but Titans running back Derrick Henry can do it this season. After leading the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards in the regular season, Henry is now one Titans win over the Chiefs on Sunday away from getting to the Super Bowl. If [more]

Mike McCarthy on Jason Witten coaching: Conversation for the future

Before the Cowboys played their final game of the 2019 season, tight end Jason Witten said he will make a “pretty quick” decision about whether or not he will play in 2020. Witten did not play in 2018 while serving as a commentator on Monday Night Football, but said that his new post-playing aspiration is [more]

Report: Frisman Jackson, Evan Cooper following Matt Rhule to Carolina

New Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule is bringing along a couple more coaches from his staff at Baylor along with him to Charlotte. According to David Smoak of ESPN Central Texas, Frisman Jackson and Evan Cooper are also headed to the Panthers coaching staff along with Phil Snow and Mike Siravo. Jackson will be [more]

Za’Darius Smith says he was not fined for “Snubbed” undershirt

The NFL can be sticklers for uniform violations. Numerous players have been fined for wearing “unauthorized” apparel through the years and for touting messages for personal causes on undershirts, shoes or on their eye black. However, it appears as though Green Bay Packers linebacker Za'Darius Smith has avoided such a penalty for his statement in [more]

Kyler Murray convinced he could play baseball, football in same year

Kyler Murray became the first athlete ever selected in the first round of the Major League Baseball and NFL drafts. He went ninth overall to the A’s in June 2018, and they paid him a $4.66 million signing bonus. Murray never played professional baseball. He won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma in 2018, committed to [more]

Cowboys hire Al Harris to work with secondary

Mike McCarthy has hired most of his staff, but he still has a handful of openings to fill. The new Cowboys coach confirmed several hires Thursday, including offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and special teams coordinator John Fassel. Former Pro Bowl cornerback Al Harris has joined the staff, too, McCarthy said. McCarthy [more]

Bears announce Bill Lazor, John DeFilippo hirings

The Bears announced their coaching changes Thursday, including the hirings of Bill Lazor as offensive coordinator and John DeFilippo as quarterbacks coach. Coach Matt Nagy also confirmed the promotion of Dave Ragone from quarterbacks coach to passing game coordinator. The Bears already announced earlier this month they hired Juan Castillo as offensive line coach and [more]

49ers are leery of the Aaron Rodgers “wrist flick from hell”

Every defense has respect for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. 49ers defensive lineman DeForest Buckner has enough respect for Rodgers that Buckner has used a nickname for the quarterback’s signature throwing motion. “[W]e used to call it, my coach from last year would call it the wrist flick from hell,” Buckner told reporters on Thursday, referring [more]

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