NFL Notes: Jay Gruden, Bengals, Buccaneers, Packers, Raiders


Jay Gruden

Jeff Risdon of reported a few days ago that a source informed him that the University of Michigan could be a potential landing spot for Redskins HC Jay Gruden.

“One source I trust tipped me off to a potential landing spot for Gruden: The University of Michigan. This source, who is intimately familiar with the Wolverines’ rapidly emerging coaching search, informed me on Thursday that initial contact has been made between the parties and that Gruden’s representation was enthusiastically open to the potential. I can’t put a figure on the likelihood of Gruden fleeing to Ann Arbor, and another UM source I trust refused to confirm anything I asked, but it’s an interesting leverage point nonetheless.”

Last week, Jason Reid of the Washington Post spoke to a team official who mentioned that the possibility exists Gruden could be “one and done” with the Redskins.

According to Reid, Redskins owner Daniel Snyder and President/GM Bruce Allen could be headed for a dispute Gruden over QB Robert Griffin III that could leave the team in search of another new head coach next year.

It’s hard to say how much stock you can put in this idea, but coaching rumors are certainly worth monitoring in the coming weeks as teams begin making hires, and in turn creating even more vacancies in the process.



  • HC Lovie Smith told reporters that LB Lavonte David has cleared concussion protocols and should be good to go for Sunday’s game. (Tom Krasniqi)


  • RB Eddie Lacy mentioned that he still has some hurdles to clear this week and doesn’t want to put the team at a disadvantage if he can’t play effectively. (Tom Silverstein)


  • Tom Pelissero reports that Raiders WR Rod Streater will be inactive for the remainder of the 2015 season, due to a foot injury.

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