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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]

Washington names Marty Hurney executive VP of football and player personnel

It’s been known for a while that Marty Hurney would be joining Washington’s front office, but now it’s official. After naming Martin Mayhew General Manager earlier Friday morning, Washington announced Hurney is the club’s executive vice president of football/player personnel. Like Mayhew, Hurney will report directly to Ron Rivera in the club’s coach-centric structure. “Marty [more]

Washington announces hiring of Martin Mayhew as G.M.

Though former Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney was initially reported to be Washington’s choice for the same role, the Football Team officially named Martin Mayhew its G.M. on Friday morning. Mayhew spent seven seasons as the Lions’ G.M. from 2008-2015. He was most recently the vice president of player personnel for the 49ers. “Martin is [more]

Alex Smith hopeful Dwayne Haskins can eliminate distractions

If Dwayne Haskins is going to become a successful NFL quarterback, Alex Smith says he needs to eliminate the distractions keeping him from reaching his potential on the field. In an interview with Charles Robinson and Terez Paylor of Yahoo Sports, Smith said his former Washington teammate is “crazy talented” but needed to cut out [more]

Washington hires Jennifer King as full-time offensive assistant

Jennifer King has earned a promotion, becoming a full-time offensive assistant with the Washington Football Team, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. She spent last year as a coaching intern for the team. In 2019, King was an offensive assistant at Dartmouth College after spending time as an intern running backs coach with the Panthers [more]

Report: Martin Mayhew will be WFT G.M.

Marty Hurney is the new G.M. in Washington. Unless he isn’t. NFL Media initially reported that Hurney will be the new G.M. in Washington. Now, NFL Media reports that Martin Mayhew will be the new G.M. in Washington. Hurney is still joining the team, and he’ll have a top role in the organization. However, it’s [more]

Alex Smith finds it “ridiculous” Eric Bieniemy doesn’t have head coaching job

Only one head coaching job remains open and Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy remains waiting. Bieniemy is a candidate for the Texans’ job and has strong support from quarterback Deshaun Watson. Washington quarterback Alex Smith, who worked with Bieniemy for five seasons in Kansas City, finds it difficult to believe Bieniemy doesn’t already have a [more]

Washington Football Team gets Virginia betting license

As the NFL continues a dramatic change in its stance toward gambling, Washington has become the first NFL team to get a sports betting license. FanDuel and the Washington Football Team have been issued a joint sports betting license in Virginia, according to David Purdum of ESPN. The NFL doesn’t allow franchises to directly participate [more]

Steelers sign Dwayne Haskins

Quarterback Dwayne Haskins‘ visit with the Steelers apparently went well. According to multiple reports, the Steelers have agreed to terms with Haskins on a contract. He will be part of their offseason roster and compete for a spot on the 53-man one they will take into the 2021 season. Haskins started six games for Washington [more]

Which teams would, should, could be interested in Deshaun Watson?

When attempting to list the teams that should or would or could be interested in Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, it’s arguably easier to list the teams that shouldn’t or wouldn’t or couldn’t be. On today’s PFT Live, Chris Simms and I tried to do both. The end result was a lengthy discussion that came up [more]

Report: Martin Mayhew joining Washington’s front office

Martin Mayhew will not be the General Manager of the Washington Football Team, but he will reportedly be joining the organization. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Mayhew will be leaving his position as the 49ers vice president of player personnel and taking a job in Washington. His title is to be determined, but [more]

Washington Football Team closes facility after multiple positive tests

The Washington Football Team’s season is over, but concerns about COVID-19 outbreaks are not. Washington announced today that it will keep its facility closed as a result of multiple positive tests within the organization. “Earlier this week we became aware that members of our organization tested positive for COVID-19,” the team said in a statement. [more]

Washington set to hire G.M. Marty Hurney today

The Washington Football Team is set to hire General Manager Marty Hurney today. The deal between Hurney and Washington is being finalized and should be announced today, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The 65-year-old Hurney was the Panthers’ G.M. from 2002 to 2012 and again from 2017 to 2020. Washington coach Ron Rivera was [more]

Rod Graves: Disparity in opportunities for Black coaches is “mind-boggling”

As the 2021 coach and G.M. hiring cycle continues, the man who runs the Fritz Pollard Alliance has expressed his disappointment regarding the opportunities given to Black coaches and executives. “Thus far, the NFL hiring cycle of 2021 has not changed the rate of hires for Blacks as Head Coaches and primary football executives,” Fritz [more]

Report: Marty Hurney is the top candidate to be Washington GM

Marty Hurney spent several years working with Ron Rivera as GM in Carolina. He may work with Rivera again in Washington. Hurney is meeting with Rivera and others in Washington today and is the top candidate to be the Football Team’s new GM, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The 65-year-old Hurney was the Panthers’ [more]

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