- Pro Football Talk reports that the Bengals have begun the process of releasing assistant coaches.
- Elise Jesse reports that the Bengals have fired TEs coach Jonathan Hayes on Thursday.
- According to Katherine Terrell, the Bengals will not be bringing back RBs coach Kyle Caskey.
- Josina Anderson reports that the Browns and Cardinals have requested to interview Jets RBs coach Stump Mitchell.
- Aditi Kinkhabwala reports that Browns GM John Dorsey has a “significant role” in choosing the assistant coaches on Freddie Kitchens‘ staff.
- Kinkhabwala confirms that Kitchens reports to Dorsey directly, as opposed to owner Jimmy Haslam.
- The Steelers tried out CFL OT Ryker Mathews on Thursday. (Howard Balzer)
- Steelers owner Art Rooney II said Thursday that it’s “hard to envision“‘ WR Antonio Brown being back with the team in 2019. (NFLTR)