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Cardinals hire Tom Clements as primary offensive assistant - 2019-01-20T03:44:43+00:00
The Cardinals have hired Tom Clements, though the veteran coach will not have the title of offensive coordinator. According to multiple reports, Clements will serve as passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury will call the plays, with Clements as his primary offensive assistant, working directly with quarterback Josh Rosen. The Cardinals [more]

Washington hires Nate Kaczor as special teams coach - 2019-01-20T03:32:01+00:00
Washington hired Nate Kaczor as its special teams coordinator, the team announced. Kaczor replaces Ben Kotwica, who joined the Falcons 10 days ago after five years in Washington. Kaczor has 11 years of experience in the NFL. He spent the past three seasons with the Buccaneers. Before going to Tampa, Kaczor worked with the Titans [more]

NFL fines J.J. Wilcox for horse collar tackle - 2019-01-20T03:21:14+00:00
Colts safety J.J. Wilcox likely knew more than a penalty was coming the moment he grabbed Sammy Watkins from behind. The league fined Wilcox $20,054 for unnecessary roughness for his foul in last week’s divisional round game against the Chiefs. It happened on the Chiefs’ first series. Watkins caught a pass from Patrick Mahomes and [more]

Marcus Peters fined for unnecessary roughness - 2019-01-20T03:07:51+00:00
Marcus Peters and Amari Cooper exchanged words and shoves during last Saturday’s divisional round game. That continued after the game, too. But only one of them was penalized and only one of them was fined. The NFL docked the Rams cornerback $10,026 for unnecessary roughness. Peters drew a 15-yard penalty for shoving the Cowboys receiver [more]

Jaguars re-sign Jarrod Wilson - 2019-01-20T01:04:44+00:00
The Jaguars announced Saturday they re-signed safety Jarrod Wilson. Wilson was set to become a restricted free agent in March. The team originally signed Wilson as an undrafted free agent in 2016, and he has appeared in 47 games with two starts during his three-year career with the Jaguars. Wilson’s career totals on defense include [more]

Denico Autry fined for his conspicuous pelvic thrust - 2019-01-19T22:23:04+00:00
The Colts lost to the Chiefs last Saturday. Along the way, Colts linebacker Denico Autry lost more than $13,000. The NFL has confirmed that Autry was fined $13,369 for unsportsmanlike conduct due to a sack celebration that took the term a little too literally. Autry thrust his pelvis after taking down Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, and [more]

Texans re-sign Seantrel Henderson - 2019-01-19T21:31:22+00:00
Seantrel Henderson signed a one-year contract in Houston last offseason, earned a starting job on the offensive line, and promptly suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Week One. This year he’ll be back for what he and the Texans hope is a better season. Henderson signed a one-year deal to remain in Houston, Ian Rapoport [more]

Ravens, John Harbaugh agree to contract extension - 2019-01-19T19:59:13+00:00
Four weeks after saying they would come to an agreement on a new contract, the Ravens and coach John Harbaugh have done so. Harbaugh has agreed to terms on a new deal to remain with the Ravens beyond the 2019 season, according to multiple reports. With only one year remaining on his old contract, Harbaugh [more]

Art Rooney continues “all is well” media tour - 2019-01-19T19:30:12+00:00
The Steelers are in crisis mode. And the best evidence of it is that owner Art Rooney II is trying very hard to create the impression that the Steelers aren’t in crisis mode. Beginning more than a week ago by speaking to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Rooney has embarked on an extended, and uncharacteristic, local media [more]

Next Bengals coach reportedly wants Bill Callahan - 2019-01-19T18:58:28+00:00
Washington may need a new offensive line coach. Incoming Bengals coach Zac Taylor reportedly wants to hire Bill Callahan. Washington can block the move, even if Taylor would be offering a promotion to offensive coordinator. Callahan coached Taylor at Nebraska, which explains the connection. Callahan also served as head coach of the Raiders after Jon [more]

Minkah Fitzpatrick wants to know what position he’ll play - 2019-01-19T18:34:44+00:00
The Dolphins used rookie defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick at three different positions in 2018. He’d like to narrow that to one in 2019, and he’d like to know fairly soon which one it will be. Via Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, Fitzpatrick said late in the 2018 season that he’d like to have an [more]

Saints designing plays for Michael Thomas may give Rams trouble, again - 2019-01-19T16:54:47+00:00
When the Saints met the Rams in the regular season, New Orleans receiver Michael Thomas had 211 receiving yards, helping his team put up 45 points in a win. The Rams need to stop that from happening again. But it won’t be easy. Saints coach Sean Payton has a knack for using his play design [more]

It’s Saturday, so catch up on PFT Live, #PFTPM - 2019-01-19T16:17:55+00:00
Championship week resulted in plenty of hours of audio content from this specific media outlet, with PFT Live churning out 15 hours and #PFTPM adding another four. If you missed, any, some, or all of it, here’s your chance to catch up. And it’s easy. Just go to anywhere podcasts are available, and download PFT [more]

Former Bills offensive lineman Joe O’Donnell dies at 77 - 2019-01-19T16:02:52+00:00
Former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Joe O’Donnell, who played in the AFL, NFL, and eventually the WFL, has died. He was 77. Via Mark Gaughn of the Buffalo News, O’Donnell played in 91 games with the Bills from 1964 through 1971, helping the team to AFL titles in 1964 and 1965. O’Donnell chose the Bills [more]

Eagles pay Nick Foles the $1 million he missed in playing time - 2019-01-19T15:32:48+00:00
The Eagles are doing right by Nick Foles. For now. Foles barely missed a $1 million payment for participating in 33 percent of the team’s offensive snaps during the 2018 regular season. According to Field Yates of ESPN.com, the Eagles have paid Foles the extra $1 million in the form of a signing bonus. None [more]

Report: “Zero chance” Brian Flores jilts Dolphins - 2019-01-19T14:46:06+00:00
A year ago, it wouldn’t have been necessary to report that an assistant coach reportedly pegged to become another team’s head coach would follow through with it. The world changed after Josh McDaniels didn’t. This year, another Patriots assistant coach reportedly will become another team’s head coach when New England’s season ends. And it’s now [more]

Rams may have the best run-blocking offensive line ever - 2019-01-19T13:20:07+00:00
For much of this season, Rams running back Todd Gurley was touted as an MVP candidate, as he racked up 100-yard games and scored more than one rushing touchdown per game. But then a funny thing happened at the end of the season: Gurley missed two games. And the Rams didn’t miss him at all. [more]

Marshawn Lynch says he’ll play in 2019 “if it works out” - 2019-01-19T12:21:54+00:00
Marshawn Lynch will be a free agent in two months, meaning he doesn’t have a team. The place he wants to play, his hometown of Oakland, might not have a team, either. But that doesn’t mean Lynch is sure to retire. Lynch said on Real Time with Bill Maher that he’s open to playing in [more]

Justin Houston’s presence could swing Chiefs-Patriots rematch to Kansas City - 2019-01-19T11:21:11+00:00
When the Chiefs and Patriots met in the regular season, the Chiefs were without their best pass rusher, Justin Houston. When they meet on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game, Houston will be back. That could make a very big difference. Houston has seven sacks in his last five games, including two sacks in the [more]

Cameron Brate undergoes hip surgery - 2019-01-19T05:05:56+00:00
Bucs tight end Cameron Brate will spend the next few months rehabbing after undergoing hip surgery, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports. Brate played most of the season with a torn labrum in his hip. The arthroscopic surgery included the removal of bone fragments. He could begin working his way back during organized team activities with [more]

Report: Baker Mayfield has fine reduced to $1,700 - 2019-01-19T04:44:17+00:00
Baker Mayfield isn’t even playing, and he’s cashing in this week. The Browns quarterback had his fine for a lewd gesture reduced on appeal, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The league fined Mayfield $10,026 for a sideline celebration with coach Freddie Kitchens during a Dec. 23 game against the Bengals. Mayfield [more]

Cardinals interview Hue Jackson for offensive coordinator position - 2019-01-19T04:32:15+00:00
Suddenly, 35-40 doesn’t look so bad. The Arizona Cardinals, who surprisingly hired Kliff Kingsbury to be the next head coach despite a sub-.500 record as Texas Tech, have interviewed Hue Jackson to serve as Kingsbury’s first offensive coordinator, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media. Jackson has compiled a record of 11-44-1 as a head [more]

Damien Williams calls his run of success “the last thing I would have thought” - 2019-01-19T01:49:29+00:00
Damien Williams was not expecting a big role in Kansas City. Williams, who signed with the Chiefs in 2018 after four years in Miami, knew going in that he was going to be only a bit player behind Kareem Hunt, the unquestioned starting running back. But when the Chiefs cut Hunt after a video of [more]

Jason McCourty marvels at the skills of Patrick Mahomes - 2019-01-18T23:57:58+00:00
The Patriots have to find a way to stop Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. And that’s far easier said than done. The first-year starter, who played in only one game as a rookie, has a skillset unlike any the NFL has seen. His ability to throw from any arm angle and any body position (whether his [more]

Deshea Townsend joins Bears as defensive backs coach - 2019-01-18T23:19:44+00:00
Former NFL defensive back Deshea Townsend will be coaching the Bears defensive backs in 2019. The Bears announced Townsend’s hiring on Friday. He replaces Ed Donatell, who left the Bears to join Vic Fangio’s Broncos staff as defensive coordinator. Townsend was an assistant defensive backs coach with the Giants last season. He was with the [more]

Benjamin Watson doesn’t need surgery yet, could be ready for Super Bowl - 2019-01-18T23:19:07+00:00
There’s never a good time to get appendicitis. For Saints tight end Benjamin Watson, who is pulling his NFL career into the station, getting it a few days before the NFC championship game is far from ideal. But Watson has it. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Watson currently doesn’t need surgery — [more]

Keith Kirkwood out for Saints, Rams report no injuries - 2019-01-18T22:42:30+00:00
The Saints handed out two injury designations for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Rams, which means they are in pretty good shape from a health standpoint. The Rams are in even better shape. They listed no players on their injury reports Wednesday or Thursday and they continued to have all hands on deck Friday. [more]

MRI shows Jim Kelly is cancer free - 2019-01-18T22:38:30+00:00
Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly got good news today. Kelly’s wife, Jill, posted on Instagram that an examination showed no signs of the cancer Kelly has been battling for years. “We finally got back the results from Jim’s recent MRI…CLEAN!” Jill Kelly wrote. “Thank GOD! It took a bit longer than usual because of [more]

Doug Nussmeier among candidates Dallas could consider for coordinator - 2019-01-18T21:35:44+00:00
The Cowboys apparently began their offensive coordinator search earlier this week. Ed Werder, formerly of ESPN, reported Thursday that the Cowboys contacted a coach who took another NFL job about replacing Scott Linehan. Linehan and the Cowboys agreed to part ways after a Wednesday meeting. So where do the Cowboys turn now? The favorite is [more]

Scott Linehan: We resolved a fresh start was probably best - 2019-01-18T21:23:42+00:00
The Cowboys parted ways with Scott Linehan on Friday, but he apparently knew it was coming for a couple of days. Linehan said in a statement he met with Jason Garrett on Wednesday when the sides agreed a divorce was best for both parties. “As Jason expressed, we met on Wednesday and had a good, [more]

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