AFC Notes: Bengals, Chiefs, Ravens


  • The Bengals announced that they have hired former Dolphins DL coach Marion Hobby as their new defensive line coach. 


  • Chiefs HC Andy Reid was asked about QB Patrick Mahomes and his condition after Sunday’s game: “I just talked to him. He’s doing good. We’ll see how he is tomorrow but right now he’s feeling good. He got hit in the back of the head and kind of knocked the wind out of him. He’s doing great right now, which is a real positive, passed all the deals that he needed to pass so we’ll see where it goes from here.” (Terez A. Paylor)
  • CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora writes that with only two real openings remaining with the Texans and Eagles, league sources are increasingly pessimistic Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy will land a head coaching job this cycle. 
  • La Canfora adds he’s been told that it’s doubtful the Texans’ requested interview with Bieniemy even takes place, as Houston asked to talk to him later in the process and he won’t be available until Kansas City is out of the postseason. 


Ravens K Justin Tucker is one of the best at his job in NFL history, with a career accuracy percentage over 90 percent. So when he missed two field goals from 41 and 46 yards respectively in Saturday’s loss to the Bills in the divisional round, it was a sure sign it wasn’t Baltimore’s night. Ravens HC John Harbaugh said the wind in the stadium was a big challenge. 

“The wind was very impactful,” Harbaugh said via Clifton Brown of the team website. “You could see it for both kickers. It was tough, really challenging out there.”

  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Ravens made veteran RB Mark Ingram a healthy scratch for Saturday’s game due to salary-cap implications should he get hurt. 
  • Ravens LB Matt Judon is set to be a free agent after playing out 2020 on the franchise tag. It’s unclear if he’ll be back: “I don’t know what’s going to happen next year. The last five years has been a hell of a ride….I love the Ravens and this organization and I just want to thank them.” (Jeff Zrebiec)
  • Ravens LBs coach Mike Macdonald officially accepted the Michigan defensive coordinator job on Sunday, replacing Don Brown.

Looking for the latest NFL Insider News & Rumors?

Be sure to follow NFL Trade Rumors on TWITTER and FACEBOOK for breaking NFL News and Rumors for all 32 teams!

Leave a Reply