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NFL Notes: Bears, Eagles, Jets, Saints, & Steelers

Bears Bears announced the hiring of Ben Wilkerson as assistant offensive line coach. Bears announced that Pat Meyer (O-line) and Chris Harris (defensive quality control) will not return to their coaching staff under John Fox. Eagles Sheil Kapadia of PhillyMag.com writes that DT Fletcher Cox is “exactly the kind of homegrown talent the Eagles should lock up and build around.“ Kapadia ...

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NFL Notes: Broncos, Cardinals, Eagles, & Saints

Broncos New Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips had a great quote about his previous stints as head coach. “I was a lousy head coach but I’m a pretty good defensive coordinator,” Phillips said, per Mike Klis. “That’s what I do well.” Dan Brugler points out that Phillips is 82-64 as a head coach. Cardinals Cardinals DL Calais Campbell underwent successful surgery ...

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Marques Colston May Have To Accept Pay Cut To Be Back With The Saints

Mike Triplett of ESPN writes that in order for Saints WR Marques Colston to return to the team next year, he’ll likely have to agree to a pay cut that would come with a “significantly reduced rate.” Triplett adds that he’s “not sure if that magic number is $2 million or $4 million.“ This news fits with a previous report from Jason Cole, who mentioned that sources expects the ...

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Saints To Extend OL Senio Kelemete’s Contract Through 2015

Evan Woodbery of the Times-Picayune reports that the Saints will extend the contract of reserve OL Senio Kelemete at some point in the near future. Kelemete, an exclusive-rights free agent, is expected to have an opportunity to compete for a starting job in training camp this summer. The exclusive-rights tender would cost the Saints a one-year deal worth $585,000. According to Woodbery, New Orleans has Saints told ...

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NFL Notes: Richie Incognito, Buccaneers, Saints, & Titans

Richie Incognito Richie Incognito‘s contract with the Bills is a one-year agreement, according to James Walker. Jeff Darlington reports that Incognito’s contract won’t be official until Monday. “I hung with Rex. He’s the man,” Incognito tells Darlington. “The Pegulas (Bills ownership family) are awesome. I’m ready to roll.” Buccaneers Greg Auman mentions that S Dashon Goldson, P Michael Koenen and and ...

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NFL Notes: Broncos, Jets, Patriots, Saints, & Titans

Broncos Aaron Wilson reports that Tony Coaxum is expected to be named Broncos assistant special teams coach. Jets Rich Cimini takes a look at potential cap casualties for the Jets including: WR Percy Harvin, RB Chris Johnson, OLB Calvin Pace, and OLB Jason Babin. Patriots Jeff Howe reports that the Patriots have signed OL Chris Barker to a one-year future/reserve contract. ...

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Saints Re-Sign QB Luke McCown

The New Orleans Saints have re-signed QB Luke McCown on Thursday, according to his agent Mike McCartney. Congrats @LukeMcCown on another year with the @Saints — Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) February 5, 2015 Evan Woodberry of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that McCown receives a one-year contract worth the league minimum for veteran players of $970,000. Alex Marvez adds that McCown receives an $80,000 signing bonus and ...

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2015 Future/Reserve Signings Tracker

Here’s a running list of future/reserve signings. We’ll update the list as they’re announced in the coming weeks. 49ers RB Kendall Gaskins TE Xavier Grimble WR Lance Lewis OT Chris Martin DT Garrison Smith DE Lawrence Okoye LB Shayne Skov Bears G Conor Boffeli LB Jonathan Brown WR Rashad Lawrence TE Jacob Maxwell DE Jamil Merrell OT Jason Weaver WR ...

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NFL Notes: NFL Network, Browns, Buccaneers, Saints, & Texans

NFL Network Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead reports that CBS Sports is engaged in “high-level talks” about purchasing a large chunk of the NFL Network. According to McIntyre, the Thursday Night Football package sold to CBS was considered something of a “trial run” to see about a larger partnership. Multiple sources tell McIntyre that CBS Sports could acquire as much as 40 percent or more ...

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NFL Transactions: February 2 & 3

Cowboys Cowboys waived DB Jakar Hamilton. Jaguars Jaguars placed FB Greg Jones on the reserve/retired list. Lions Lions waived G Darren Keyton. Lions waived TE Ifeanyi Momah with a failure to disclose physical condition designation. Patriots Patriots waived TE Steve Maneri. Saints Saints waived DE Cheta Ozougwu with a failed physical designation.

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NFL Notes: Ben Heenan, Colts, Eagles, Falcons & Saints

Ben Heenan CFL OT Ben Heenan reportedly has “five offers” from NFL teams, and could select one “as soon as today.” (Aaron Wilson) Colts Colts WR Duron Carter received a three-year contract from the Colts. (Jason La Canfora) Eagles Eagles hired Princeton’s ILB coach Stephen Thomas as defensive quality control coach. Eagles name current assistant special teams coach Matthew Harper as their new assistant defensive backs ...

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NFL Notes: Falcons, Patriots, Saints, & Seahawks

Falcons Albert Breer reports that Dan Quinn is expected to have a big coaching staff in Atlanta. According to Breer, the Falcons plan to hire a secondary coach separate to Raheem Morris and a LBs coach separate to DC Richard Smith. Alex Marvez reports that the Falcons are hiring Seahawks assistant OL coach Chris Morgan as their new offensive line coach. Patriots Super Bowl standout CB ...

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NFL Notes: Giants, Lions, Panthers, Saints, & Vikings

Giants Dan Graziano could see the Giants targeting Bills free agent DE Jerry Hughes if they allow Jason Pierre-Paul to depart in free agency. Graziano expects the Giants to pursue a “change-of-pace” running back and C.J. Spiller could be somone on their radar. Other options according to Graziano include Shane Vereen (Patriots), Antone Smith (Falcons) and Jacquizz Rodgers (Falcons). According ...

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NFL Notes: Cowboys, Saints, Seahawks, & Steelers

Cowboys Todd Archer doesn’t expect the Cowboys to work out a long-term deal with WR Dez Bryant before March. Archer admits that franchising RB DeMarco Murray is “doable, but not the wisest allocation” of the team’s available funds. The transition tag would probably make more sense for Murray, according to Archer. Archer can see the Cowboys making a effort to retain ...

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NFL Notes: Josh McDaniels, 49ers, Chargers, Cowboys, & Saints

Josh McDaniels Several NFL executives have told Jason Cole that they view Patriots OC Josh McDaniels as one of the best play-designers and play-callers in the league. According to Cole, if the Patriots end up winning the Super Bowl, McDaniels could be the No. 1 coaching candidate in 2015. 49ers Jason Cole of the Bleacher Report has spoken to some 49ers’ players regarding the ...

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NFL Notes: 49ers, Eagles, Jaguars, Saints, & Steelers

49ers Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area reports that the 49ers are expected to add Steve Logan to their offensive coaching staff, but the exact position isn’t known at this time. Eagles GM John Schneider told reporters on Tuesday that Seahawks executive Scott Fitterer has turned down the Eagles GM position. (Mike Garafolo) Jaguars Jaguars signed P Kasey Redfern to reserve-future deal. Saints Former CFL ...

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NFL Notes: Bills, Broncos, Chiefs, Raiders, & Saints

Bills Bills announced the hiring of Michael Hamlin (STs  quality control), Aaron Kromer (Offensive Line), Sanjay Lal (Wide Receivers), Anthony Lynn (Assistant HC/Running Backs), D’Anton Lynn (Defensive Assistant), and Chris Palmer (Senior Offensive Assistant). Buffalo will retain Kurt Anderson (Assistant Offensive Line), Donnie Henderson (Defensive Backs), Jason Rebrovich (Outside Linebackers) and Jason Vrable (Offensive Quality Control) Broncos Broncos officially announce the hiring of Rick ...

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Saints Reach Agreement With CFL CB Delvin Breaux

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Saints have reached an agreement with CFL CB Delvin Breaux. Breaux had found a ton of interest from NFL team’s in recent weeks, but this could end up being a big addition for the Saints, who could really use some depth at cornerback. The list of teams with interest in Breaux was long and reportedly included: ...

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Saints Want RB Mark Ingram Back Next Season

According to impending free agent RB Mark Ingram, the Saints want to re-sign their former first-round selection this offseason. “They said they want me back, for sure,” Ingram said, via Katherine Terrell of the Times-Picayune. “I was their draft pick, so they said they definitely want me to come back.” Ingram made it clear that he too would like to get ...

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NFL Notes: 49ers, Bears, Broncos, Jets, & Saints

49ers Sources tell John Middlekauff that expect Tom Gamble to return to the 49ers in a role that he has already discussed with GM Trent Baalke Bears Brad Biggs reports that the Bears have hired Frank Smith as their tight ends coach. Broncos John McClain reports that Texans DL coach Bill Kollar is taking the same job with the Broncos. Jets Rich Cimini ...

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NFL Notes: 49ers, Bengals, Packers, Saints, & Texans

49ers ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that the 49ers have hired former Raiders interim HC Tony Sparano as TEs coach. Bengals ESPN’s Adam Schefter mentioned on Thursday’s NFL Insiders that he doesn’t expect Vance Joseph to be coaching with the Bengals next year, even though the team prevented him from taking the Broncos’ DC job. Packers Former Packers QB B.J. Coleman has signed ...

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Saints Working Out CFL CB Delvin Breaux

Nick Underhill of The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Saints are working out CFL CB Delvin Breaux on Friday. Breaux reportedly has interest from a good portion of the league including: the Browns, Dolphins, Falcons, Steelers, Jaguars, Broncos, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Steelers, Lions, 49ers, Chargers, Patriots, Seahawks, Texans and Vikings. Given the number of teams that have shown interest, it’s hard to say at this point ...

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