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Gary Kubiak excited to call plays again

Gary Kubiak excited to call plays again

After Mike Zimmer offered Gary Kubiak the team’s play-calling duties, Kubiak took some time before agreeing. “I just said, ‘Coach, do you mind if I go back home and mow some grass for a couple days or something to think about it?’” Kubiak, 58, said, via […]

George Iloka hopes for chance to restart career

George Iloka hopes for chance to restart career

Safety George Iloka did not play in the league in 2019, remaining a free agent after the Cowboys cut him last summer. Iloka, though, isn’t ready to call it quits. He wants to play this season. “Yeah, absolutely,” Iloka told Tyler Dragon of The Cincinnati Enquirer. […]

Mike Zimmer wanted Dom Capers for “some fresh ideas”

Mike Zimmer wanted Dom Capers for “some fresh ideas”

The Vikings have been running the same 4-3 defense since Mike Zimmer became the head coach in 2014. In 2020, Zimmer will be expanding his horizons. With 3-4 specialist Dom Capers arriving as a senior defensive assistant, Zimmer told reporters on Tuesday that he’s looking […]

Mark Gastineau wants his single-season sack record back

Mark Gastineau wants his single-season sack record back

Nineteen years after Packers quarterback Brett Favre gifted Giants defensive end Michael Strahan the single-season sack record, the guy who previously held it wants it back. “It’s my record, and I want it to be known that it’s my record,” former Jets pass rusher Mark Gastineau […]

Vikings add Dom Capers to coaching staff

Vikings add Dom Capers to coaching staff

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer added some experience to his coaching staff. The team announced the addition of Dom Capers as senior defensive assistant. The former Panthers and Texans head coach is entering his 33rd year in the NFL. He was a senior defensive assistant with the Jaguars last […]

Former NFL lineman Mike Stensrud jailed for being drunk, armed at Iowa meeting

Former NFL lineman Mike Stensrud jailed for being drunk, armed at Iowa meeting

It was a raucous caucus. A former NFL player was sentenced to two days in jail, for showing up drunk and armed at an Iowa country supervisors meeting. According to the Associated Press, former NFL defensive lineman Mike Stensrud was arrested […]

Sean Payton thinks someone will make RFA Taysom Hill an offer

Sean Payton thinks someone will make RFA Taysom Hill an offer

Saints master-of-all-trades Taysom Hill‘s contract has expired. He’s due to become a restricted free agent. And the Saints are bracing for someone to try to pilfer him. “I think someone is going to make him an offer,” coach Sean Payton recently told Peter […]

Who’s next for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Who’s next for the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

Some big names become eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame over the next few years. Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson and Calvin Johnson are among those eligible for the first time next year. DeMarcus Ware is the most qualified for the Class of 2022. […]

It sounds like Jimmy Garoppolo has secured his job, for at least one more year

It sounds like Jimmy Garoppolo has secured his job, for at least one more year

The 49ers had a chance to win the Super Bowl, or at least to take a 27-24 lead with roughly 90 seconds left. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo missed an open Emmanuel Sanders for a touchdown, part of a fourth quarter […]

Kevin Stefanski: “I will be involved” in personnel decisions

Kevin Stefanski: “I will be involved” in personnel decisions

New Browns G.M. Andrew Berry reportedly has final say over personnel decisions in Cleveland, a contractual term required to prevent the Eagles from blocking Berry’s departure. It’s clear, however, that coach Kevin Stefanski will have a voice in the process. “Andrew is the General Manager […]