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Report: Cowboys targeting Jim Tomsula as defensive line coach

New Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is busy building his staff. He has hired Mike Nolan as defensive coordinator and could keep offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive passing game coordinator and secondary coach Kris Richard on staff. McCarthy is targeting former 49ers head coach Jim Tomsula as his defensive line coach, Tom Pelissero of NFL [more]

Ken Zampese talking to Washington about QB coach job

As Ron Rivera works quickly to put together his first Washington staff, he’s talking to a few people who didn’t work for him in Carolina. According to Les Carpenter of the Washington Post, Rivera is going to retain incumbent special teams coach Nate Kaczor, and is talking to Ken Zampese for his quarterbacks coach vacancy. [more]

Longtime teammate thinks Trent Williams will return

Since hiring Ron Rivera as head coach, Washington has been deliberate to turn over the medical and athletic training staff. And that could serve as a big benefit to them on the field soon. Via NBCSportsWashington.com, running back Chris Thompson said he thinks left tackle Trent Williams will return to the team now that the [more]

Report: Scott Turner likely to be Ron Rivera’s offensive coordinator

Before long, Washington will surpass Buffalo as having the greatest concentration of former Panthers staffers. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, new Washington coach Ron Rivera is “zeroing in” on Scott Turner as his offensive coordinator. The 37-year-old Turner was Rivera’s quarterbacks coach in Carolina, and called plays for the four games after Rivera [more]

Washington adds a new medical consultant

The changes to the Washington organization in 2020 include the addition of a new medical consultant to the team’s training staff. Washington announced that Dr. Kevin Wilk will join the organization in that role. Wilk is the associate clinical director for Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Ala. and the director of rehabilitative research at the [more]

Pat Shurmur hoping to get an offensive coordinator job

Recently fired Giants head coach Pat Shurmur has been an offensive coordinator for three NFL franchises and is hoping to be an offensive coordinator again in 2020. Shurmur isn’t interested in sitting out and wants a coordinator job, the New York Post reports. It’s unknown whether any team is interested in Shurmur for that position, [more]

Four more spots in 2020 NFL Draft order filled in

The Patriots not being involved in the divisional round of the playoffs is unusual enough. Having them involved so early in next year’s annual selection meeting will be peculiar as well. With the results of the wild card weekend in the books, four more slots in the 2020 NFL Draft order have been filled in. [more]

Report: Dan Snyder met with Rick Smith before hiring Ron Rivera

When Ron Rivera was introduced as the new Washington coach, he talked about how he and owner Dan Snyder agreed on a coach-centric organizational chart. Prior to that, however, Snyder was interviewing another potential team president. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Snyder met in the Bahamas with former Texans General Manager Rick Smith, and [more]

Washington hires former Panthers head trainer Ryan Vermillion

Ron Rivera is the new coach in Washington and he’s going to have a familiar face running the team’s training staff. According to multiple reports, Washington is hiring Ryan Vermillion as their head athletic trainer. He held the same job with the Panthers while Rivera was the head coach in Carolina. The Washington Post reports [more]

Lorenzo Alexander retires

After 15 NFL seasons, Bills linebacker Lorenzo Alexander has made the difficult decision to walk away. Alexander, a 36-year-old Oakland native who played college football at Cal, announced his retirement in the locker room after Buffalo’s 22-19 overtime loss to the Texans. “I could continue to play on and on and on, but that deters [more]

NFL attendance hits a 15-year low

More people are watching the NFL on TV. Fewer people are watching the NFL in person. According to David Broughton and Andrew Levin of Sports Business Daily, the NFL averaged 66,648 attendees at home games in 2019. That’s the lowest average since 2004. The Cowboys averaged 90,929, leading the league for 11 straight seasons. Fifteen [more]

Michael Thomas, Stephon Gilmore unanimous All-Pro selections

The Associated Press has announced the results of this year’s All-Pro voting and two players were selected as first-team choices by all 50 voters. Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas got the unanimous nod after setting a new record for receptions during the 2019 season. Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore joined Thomas in that category. Both players [more]

Ron Rivera bans ping pong, winning to commence

Ron Rivera has found the problem. The new Washington coach has taken his first step toward the culture-change which every coaching change requires, by moving some furniture. According to J.P. Finlay of NBCSportsWashington.com, the ping pong table has been removed from the locker room, along with the shuffleboard table which players used to entertain themselves. [more]

Scott Turner interviewing in Washington today

Ron Rivera isn’t waiting long to tap into his former staff. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Panthers interim offensive coordinator Scott Turner is interviewing with Washington today. They ostensibly have a vacancy for an offensive coordinator, though Kevin O’Connell is considered a possibility to stay. If they don’t want Turner for that job, [more]

Ron Rivera met with Joe Gibbs for advice

If Ron Rivera needed to be convinced to work for Dan Snyder, he found a guy who helped nudge him in that direction. Before his first meeting with the Washington owner, Rivera called former coach Joe Gibbs for some input. “I took it upon myself to reach out to coach Gibbs, who was tremendous,” Rivera [more]

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