NFC Notes: Falcons, Panthers, Seahawks


  • The Atlanta Falcons announced Thursday that they’ve promoting LB coach Jeff Ulbrich to assistant head coach in addition to his other duties.
  • Atlanta is also letting go of defensive passing game coordinator Jerome Henderson and assistant DL coach Travis Jones


While the Panthers don’t know who will be throwing the ball for them in 2020, whoever it ends up being will have a talented pair of young receivers to throw the ball to. Panthers WRs D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel each set career highs in 2019 in their second and third seasons respectively. Moore caught 87 passes for 1,175 yards and four touchdowns, while Samuel added 54 catches for 627 yards and six touchdowns, as well as 130 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

“Personally, that’s the best thing that happened for me,” Moore said via Zach Goins of the team website. “Seeing me and Curtis’s growth this year was something else that was big. We’re just going to keep on that uphill battle of being the next best duo out there.”

  • According to ESPN’s David Newton, the Panthers will interview Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy on Thursday and Friday, while Patriots OC Josh McDaniels will be interviewed when New England is out of the playoffs. 
  • Newton adds the Panthers have completed interviews with former Packers HC Mike McCarthy and will also interim HC Perry Fewell. Carolina also hopes to interview Baylor HC Matt Rhule.


  • Seahawks S Quandre Diggs said he is “feeling good” after missing the last two games with a high-ankle injury but was unclear whether he would play in Sunday’s Wildcard game. (Brady Henderson)

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