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NFL Notes: Browns, Chargers, Cowboys, Lions & Redskins

Browns

David Mulugheta, the agent for Browns WR Corey Coleman, released a statement (via Adam Schefter) regarding a recent incident involving his client.

Unfortunately Corey Coleman’s name has surfaced in a police report concerning an incident that occurred in the lobby of the apartment complex in which he lives. Corey, while aware of the incident, denies the allegations that have been made and looks forward to clearing his name.”

Chargers

  • Albert Breer reports that the Chargers’ focus for their head-coaching search is less about a candidate’s focus on one particular side of the ball and more about their ability to lead an entire program, and connect with all different sorts of players.
  • Breer says that keeping the offensive staff is “very much in play” for the Chargers and a candidates desire or willingness to continue working with OC Ken Whisenhunt would likely be viewed as a plus for them.
  • The Chargers’ focus based around finding a coach with NFL experience instead of looking to the college ranks.

Cowboys

  • Cowboys rookie LB Jaylon Smith said his nerve in his leg is regenerating to the point where he believes he could have played in playoffs at an elite level. (Brandon George)
  • Smith added that he’ll be on the field participating in OTAs this May now that his nerve is regenerating. (Brandon George)

Lions

  • Albert Breer reports that while many assumed that Lions GM Bob Quinn would have tried to lure Josh McDaniels or DC Matt Patricia away from the Patriots to replace HC Jim Caldwell, sources have told him Detroit would have tried to retain OC Jim Bob Cooter instead.
  • Breer prefaces this by saying it’s come from upper management sources and this is just a feeling people had about the situation.

Redskins

  • Mike Jones mentions that former Jaguars HC Gus Bradley worked in Tampa Bay under Jon Gruden and Bruce Allen, so be could be someone worth keeping an eye on in regards to the Redskins’ defensive coordinator position.
  • Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk wonders if Broncos DC Wade Phillips, who’s a free agent, could be an option for the Redskins.
  • Ian Rapoport tosses out Panthers secondary coach Steve Wilks as another potential option for Washington.

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