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Eagles Interview 'Air Raid' Disciple Graham Harrell For OC Job

Jan 17, 2020 4:59 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles are interviewing Graham Harrell for their offensive coordinator vacancy. Harrell oversaw USC's offense last season and was their quarterback coach.

Harrell is a disciple of Mike Leach and his "Air Raid" school, which greatly emphasizes passing over running.

Doug Pederson fired Mike Groh last week after his two years as offensive coordinator.

Jim Caldwell and James Urban are also candidates. 

Jeff McLane/Philadelphia Inquirer

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor, NCAA

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Joe Burrow's Dad Says QB Would Be Happy With Bengals

Jan 17, 2020 8:41 AM

Joe Burrow doesn't have any reservations about playing for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Jimmy Burrow, the father of the Heisman Trophy-winning LSU quarterback, told Montreal's TSN 690 radio on Thursday that his son is ready if he's the No. 1 pick this spring.

"He's excited to even be in that conversation and if the Bengals do draft him, he's going to be happy," Jimmy Burrow said.

Ben Baby/ESPN

Tags: Cincinnati Bengals, Draft, Misc Rumor

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Rosenhaus Won't Represent Antonio Brown Unless He Seeks Counseling

Jan 16, 2020 3:31 PM

Drew Rosenhaus has conditionally terminated his business relationship with Antonio Brown until he seeks counseling.

Additionally, attorney Darren Heitner has removed himself as counsel for Brown in a lawsuit filed in 2018 that alleges Brown caused damages to a rented condominium, per an order granting motion to withdraw filed in Miami-Dade County.

Brown posted a live feed of the encounter, which also included his children, on Instagram.

Brown wasn't on an active roster for most of the 2019 season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Tyreek Hill: Nobody Can Guard Chiefs Wide Receivers

Jan 16, 2020 8:40 AM

The Kansas City Chiefs are preparing to face the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday.

Tennessee's defense has slowed the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens, but Tyreek Hill isn't worried about the Titans limiting his team.

"I feel like nobody in the NFL can guard any of us, and that's no disrespect to nobody," Hill said. "That's just the confidence that I got in myself and the wideouts I've got around me, including the tight ends and the running backs. I feel like no DB unit, no secondary unit, no linebacker, any defense can guard any of us. So man-to-man is just easy for us to beat. If you just allow us to run through zones, it's even easier."

Kevin Patra/NFL

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs, Misc Rumor

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Titans Haven't Attempted Field Goal Since Week 15

Jan 16, 2020 8:37 AM

The Tennessee Titans, who stand one win away from the Super Bowl, have not kicked a field goal since Week 15 against the Houston Texans.

They haven't made a field goal since Week 13 in a game played on December 1.

Tennessee signed Greg Joseph prior to Week 16 as Ryan Succop was headed to injured reserve.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Tennessee Titans, Misc Rumor

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Steve Gleason Receives Congressional Gold Medal

Jan 16, 2020 8:26 AM

Steve Gleason has become the first former NFL player to receive a Congressional Gold Medal -- the highest honor that Congress can bestow on a civilian.

Gleason was recognized for his crusading work as an advocate for people with ALS.

The former special teams standout and his foundation were the driving force behind The Steve Gleason Act, which was signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2015 to make critical technology available to patients through Medicare and Medicaid.

Mike Triplett/ESPN

Tags: New Orleans Saints, Misc Rumor

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Giants Interview Jason Garrett For Offensive Coordinator Job

Jan 15, 2020 1:15 PM

The New York Giants are interviewing Jason Garrett for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

Garrett's contract with the Dallas Cowboys recently expired.

The Giants hired Joe Judge as head coach.

Mike Garafolo/NFL.com

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Misc Rumor

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Larry Fitzgerald Re-Signs With Cardinals On One-Year Deal

Jan 15, 2020 11:45 AM

Larry Fitzgerald will return to the Arizona Cardinals for his 17th NFL season.

There had been speculation he could retire, but he instead signed a one-year contract.

“This season was among the most fun of my career,” Fitzgerald said in a tweet. “The future is so bright for this team & I relish the opportunity to build with this talented young nucleus.”

“Arizona is where I started and where I will finish. 2020! Let’s get to work!”

David Brandt/Associated Press

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Bill O'Brien On Texans' Trades: 'Moves Did Pay Off'

Jan 15, 2020 9:15 AM

The Houston Texans were aggressive in their roster-building approach and Bill O'Brien thinks it paid off.

O'Brien has operated as general manager without holding the title following the dismissal of general manager Brian Gaine. He dealt away draft capital to upgrade the roster.

"I think that those moves did pay off," Bill O'Brien said. "Those guys came in, without mentioning each guy specifically, but I do believe that those guys came in and really entered into our culture of what we're trying to do, learned the systems, tried to go out there and those guys played well. I'm sure there's always plays that each one of them wish they could have back, but I think that those guys helped our team win this year, when we won.

"I think any move we make, we try to think about the long term. Now, you could probably pick and choose some moves where maybe contractually it doesn't seem like it's long term, but within the building and within the meeting rooms, we think about it more for long-term purposes as we move forward here. I think all those guys came in and contributed."

Aaron Wilson/Houston Chronicle

Tags: Houston Texans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Harold Carmichael, Steve Sabol Selected For HOF Centennial Class

Jan 15, 2020 9:11 AM

Former Philadelphia Eagles star Harold Carmichael and former NFL Films president Steve Sabol were among six members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Centennial class revealed Wednesday.

Sabol's father, Ed, was enshrined in 2011.

The other members of the class were former Chicago Bears tackle Jim Covert, former New York Jets tackle Winston Hill, Duke Slater, professional football's first African-American player of the first half of the 20th century and former Bears defensive end Ed Sprinkle.

Jeff Legwold/ESPN

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Panthers Hire Joe Brady As Offensive Coordinator

David Newton/ESPN

Luke Kuechly Retires From NFL At Age 28

Panthers.com

Antonio Gates Officially Retires From NFL

ESPN

Clemson Favored To Win 2020 National Championship

Tom Fornelli/CBS Sports

Browns Give Kevin Stefanski Five-Year Contract

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Bears To Hire Bill Lazor As Offensive Coordinator

Jeff Dickerson/ESPN

Joe Burrow Sets Single-Season FBS Mark For Touchdown Passes

ESPN

Jaguars Part Ways With Offensive Coordinator John DeFilippo

RealGM Staff Report

Deshaun Watson: 'No Doubt' Bill O'Brien Is Right Coach

Kevin Patra/NFL

Broncos Will Hire Pat Shurmur As Offensive Coordinator

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Lions To Hire Cory Undlin As Defensive Coordinator

Michael Rothstein/ESPN

Jadeveon Clowney Wants To Play For Contender

Brady Henderson/ESPN

Browns To Hire Kevin Stefanski As Head Coach

ESPN

Tom Brady Not Putting Timeline On Decision

Jim Gray/Westwood One (via Mike Reiss/ESPN)

Patrick Mahomes Likely To Sign 'Mammoth' Extension In Offseason

Grant Gordon/NFL.com

Rams Hire Kevin O'Connell As Offensive Coordinator

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Rams Hire Brandon Staley As Defensive Coordinator

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Washington Moves Doug Williams Out Of Personnel Department

Jeremy Bergman/NFL

Packers Request Volunteers To Shovel Lambeau

Kevin Patra/NFL

Carson Palmer: If James Winston Returns, He'll Have 'Massive Year'

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk