NFL Notes: Hot Seat, Bears, Seahawks, Steelers, & Texans


Hot Seat

Nate Davis of USA Today offers his NFL coach hot seat rankings following Week 11. Here’s how Davis ranks the head coaches most likely to be fired after the season:

  1. Browns HC Mike Pettine
  2. Colts HC Chuck Pagano
  3. Lions HC Jim Caldwell
  4. Eagles HC Chip Kelly
  5. Chargers HC Mike McCoy
  6. Rams HC Jeff Fisher
  7. Bills HC Rex Ryan


  • Jeff Dickerson reports that the Bears signed LB Danny Mason and QB Justin Worley to the practice squad.


  • Mike Garafolo reports that the Seahawks signed WR Tyler Slavin to their practice squad.


  • Steelers HC Mike Tomlin told reporters that he hasn’t even checked on status of C Maurkice Pouncey regarding his return from short-term injured reserve. (Aditi Kinkhabwala)
  • Tomlin said that it’s “not in 11th hour of that” yet. (Aditi Kinkhabwala)


  • Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that former Texans QB Ryan Mallett has filed to receive the remainder of the money owed to him by the Texans as termination pay.
  • Wilson mentions that Mallett is owed $1.47 million for the remainder of the season.
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