NFL Notes: Antonio Brown, 17-Game Season, HC Candidates

Antonio Brown

  • Despite tweeting last week that he would no longer play in the NFL, WR Antonio Brown appeared to contradict himself, tweeting, “I’m still the best why stop now.”
  • While three teams supposedly had interest in Brown before a Twitter tirade on Sunday, it’s likely no one will sign him until the NFL concludes its investigation of claims of sexual assault and rape. (Pro Football Talk)
  • Brown appeared in a deposition in Miami this week related to charges of disorderly conduct for throwing furniture off of a fourteenth-floor balcony and inflicting other damage to the apartment. (Jack Baer)
  • Jeremy Fowler reports that the NFLPA working through scenarios for a grievance involving Brown against the Raiders. Fowler says that the items under consideration to try to recoup include three fines, his unpaid Week 1 salary, his base salaries of $14.625 and $14.5 million and his $1 million signing bonus.

17-Game Season

  • According to the Athletic’s Daniel Kaplan, the owners have dropped their idea for an expanded 18-game regular season and are instead focusing on a 17-game season. 
  • The proposal also calls for shortening the preseason by a game or two 
  • Kaplan adds the NFL is still discussing expanding the playoffs by an additional team per conference. Talks between the NFL and NFLPA are scheduled to resume later this year or early in 2020. 

HC Candidates

Conor Orr of takes a look at some NFL coordinators who could end up being head-coaching candidates after the season including:

  1. 49ers DC Robert Saleh
  2. Patriots OC Josh McDaniels
  3. Patriots DL coach Bret Bielema
  4. Rams passing game coordinator Shane Waldron
  5. Cowboys defensive passing page coordinator Kris Richard
  6. Cowboys OC Kellen Moore
  7. Ravens OC Greg Roman
  8. Bills OC Brian Daboll
  9. Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski
  10. Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy
  11. Colts OC Nick Sirianni
  12. Chiefs STs coordinator Dave Toub
  13. Eagles OC Mike Groh
  14. Eagles QBs coach Press Taylor
  15. Packers DC Mike Pettine

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