NFL Notes: Steve Sarkisian, Jaylon Smith, Browns, Colts & Packers

Steve Sarkisian

  • Adam Schefter reports that former USC HC Steve Sarkisian is expressing a desire to become a quarterbacks coach or offensive coordinator at the NFL level and is attempting to get a sense of his interest from teams.

Jaylon Smith

  • Chris Mortensen reports that Notre Dame OLB Jaylon Smith will undergo reconstructive surgery on his left-knee on Thursday after being projected to be a top 5-10 draft pick.
  • Matt Miller points out that Smith has yet to declare for the NFL draft, so it will be interesting to see the official announcement of his injury.


Rand Getlin of NFL Network spoke to a number of league executives that say the Browns’ new management system has drawn intrigue, but will ultimately be a tough sell to a future staff.

[The Browns’] structure is unconventional, but I give them credit for making decisions on their own and bucking conventional wisdom,” said one executive, via Getlin. “I think it will be a very hard sell to a blue collar city like Cleveland. But if they win, no one will care how they are winning.”

It is worth mentioning that the Browns hired MLB executive Paul DePodesta on Tuesday as the team’s new Chief Strategy Officer following the release of GM Ray Farmer and HC Mike Pettine on Sunday.


  • According to Ian Rapoport, the Colts are releasing TE coach Alfredo Roberts and DB coaches Mike Gillhamer and Roy Anderson.


  • Packers worked out OT Cody Booth, DTs Quayshawne Buckley, William Campbell, and Lavon Hooks, DEs Ethan Hemer and Davon Walls, LB Kacy Rodgers, WRs Conner Vernon and Jarrod West, and QB Ryan Williams on Tuesday.


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