NFL Notes: Bill Cowher, Buccaneers, Falcons, & Redskins


Bill Cowher

CBS analyst Bill Cowher tells Bob Glauber of Newsday that despite annual interest from NFL teams inquiring about him returning to the sidelines, he’s content working in television.

“I’ve been blessed to have had opportunities to come back pretty much every year, but I really, really love working at CBS,” Cowher said. “It starts at the top with Les Moonves and Sean McManus. I’ve been here for nine years. This is like a family. It reminds me a lot of the Pittsburgh Steelers, how that was run. I had the best job in football. I wanted to move on.


  • Buccaneers DC Leslie Frazier confirmed Thursday that HC Lovie Smith will do the “majority of the play-calling” this year. (Rick Stroud)


Falcons HC Dan Quinn said they considered signing veteran G Evan Mathis before he agreed to a one-year deal with the Broncos. However, Atlanta ultimately elected to pass on signing Mathis to a contract.

“We certainly did evaluate him,” Quinn said, via the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Thomas and I both did.

Mathis reportedly had interest from six NFL teams.


  • Redskins HC Jay Gruden confirmed Thursday that OLB Junior Galette will miss the season due to a torn left Achilles.
  • Gruden added that Galette is scheduled to undergo surgery on Friday.
  • Gruden said of the team’s outside linebackers: “We do feel good about addressing that position in the draft the past two years with Trent [Murphy] and Preston [Smith].”
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