Cardinals add new passing game coordinator, QB coach
The Arizona Cardinals will add longtime NFL assistant Tom Clement as their passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Clement will essentially assume the role of offensive coordinator without the title. He… More has been out of football for the past two seasons, but Clement previously spent 11 years with the Green Bay Packers. Less
Source: Arizona Republic
Berry likely to need surgery on heel
Kansas City safety ERIC BERRY, who has battled a heel injury throughout the 2018 season, will likely need surgery to correct the issue. Berry sat out the Chiefs’ Divisional Round game and played in only two regular season games.
Vinatieri wants to play 24th season
Indianapolis kicker ADAM VINATIERI wants to play his 24th season in the NFL in 2019. Vinatieri is scheduled to be a free agent, but the Colts are reportedly interested in re-signing him. Vinatieri is the NFL’s all-time leading scorer.
Linehan out in Dallas
The Dallas Cowboys parted ways with offensive coordinator Scott Linehan on Friday. Both sides said that the decision was mutual. Linehan was often criticized for an inability to get the most out of the Cowboys’ talent, including predictable play-calling and sporadic use of quarterback DAK PRESCOTT’s ability to run.
Source: Dallas Morning News
TE Watson out vs. Rams
Veteran New Orleans tight end BEN WATSON will miss Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Los Angeles Rams due to appendicitis. Watson missed two practices this week while in the hospital.… More The 15th-year tight end is planning to retire at the end of the season, and he is hoping to avoid surgery in order to return for a possible Super Bowl. Less
Berry to play vs. Patriots
Kansas City safety ERIC BERRY did not have an injury designation in Friday’s practice report, meaning he will be able to play in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the New England… More Patriots. Berry has been dealing with a heel injury but was able to practice all week and appears ready to roll. Less
Brate played through major injury
Tampa Bay tight end CAMERON BRATE reportedly spent the majority of the 2018 season playing with a torn labrum and bone fragments in his hip. Fortunately, Brate now has 8 months to recover and get ready for the Bruce Arians Era in Tampa Bay.
Source: Team Blog
Rivers to be a “Charger for life”
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS, 37, believes he has a few good years left and he intends to keep playing. Chargers GM Tom Telesco said this week that the team… More will begin conversations about a new deal with Rivers during the offseason. Telesco was also clear that Rivers isn’t going anywhere and that he will be a “Charger for life”. Less
Berry, Ware full participants in Thursday practice
Kansas City safety ERIC BERRY and running back SPENCER WARE were both full participants in Thursday’s practice. While their status for Sunday’s game may not be known until game time, both players appear to be trending in the right direction.
Source: Team Blog
Watt had minor knee surgery
Houston Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. WATT reportedly underwent a relatively minor knee surgery following the end of the Texans’ season. Watt has been plagued by injuries in recent seasons but… More led the AFC with 16 sacks and the NFL with 7 forced fumbles this season. He also started every game. Watt is expected to make a full recovery this offseason. Less
Source: Houston Chronicle
Palmer says Winston, Arians are great fit
Retired quarterback Carson Palmer had some of his best seasons playing for coach Bruce Arians. Palmer said recently that he thinks that his former coach and quarterback JAMEIS WINSTON are “going… More to be great together”. Palmer added that Arians coming to Tampa Bay is probably the best thing that could have happened to Winston. Less
Source: NBC Sports
Anderson the freshest RB in the NFL
Los Angeles running back C.J. ANDERSON said that he is the “freshest running back in the league”, the result of sitting much of the season before signing with the Rams. Anderson… More has carried the ball just 90 times in the 2018 season, while fellow running backs like TODD GURLEY (272) and ALVIN KAMARA (210) have had a much higher workload. Less
Seahawks sign Paxton Lynch
The Seattle Seahawks signed former first-round pick PAXTON LYNCH to compete for the backup quarterback position behind RUSSELL WILSON. Last year’s backup quarterback, BRETT HUNDLEY, is set to be a free agent. Despite the high draft pick, Lynch was a bust during his time in Denver.
Source: Seattle Times
Jaguars hire new offensive coordinator
The Jacksonville Jaguars hired John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator on Wednesday. DeFilippo held the same position in Minnesota until he was fired after just 13 games amid lagging production and philosophical differences with his head coach. DeFilippo will have his work cut out for him in Jacksonville.
Source: Florida Times-Union
Steelers president says team not spiraling out of control
Pittsburgh president Art Rooney II provided a state of the team on Wednesday and insisted that the Steelers are not spiraling out of control amid a season filled with drama. ANTONIO BROWN and LE’VEON BELL owners may disagree, but Rooney called such concerns “nonsense”.