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Cleveland Browns GM John Dorsey says several QBs could be worthy of top pick

Several quarterbacks in this year’s draft could be worthy of the first overall pick, Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey told the media at the Senior Bowl on Tuesday. “Actually in this class there are four or five prospects that make you think at least, are they worthy of that position?” Dorsey said to a small group of Cleveland media at the Senior Bowl from clevelandbrowns.com, the Akron Beacon-Journal, The Athletic and cleveland.com. Dorsey emphasized it’s early to make a decision or judgments on anyone, and said it will be…

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Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer praises QB Teddy Bridgewater for recovery from devastating knee injury

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer says he would have liked to have seen Teddy Bridgewater on the field more during the 2017 season, but he praised the quarterback for what he called “an unbelievable achievement.” Speaking at his season-ending news conference Tuesday morning, Zimmer touched on the progress Bridgewater made in returning from the devastating knee injury he sustained two days before the end of the 2016 preseason. The quarterback dislocated his left knee and tore the ACL and other ligaments during a non-contact drill in…

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Todd Haley brings instant credibility with offensive coordinator hire – Cleveland Browns Blog

Todd Haley? Sign me up. There’s zero reason to complain about his hire as the Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator. Haley brings credibility and accomplishment with him from Pittburgh. This move strengthens the coaching staff and allows Hue Jackson to focus on the big picture, especially with Haley expected to take over play-calling. Haley has been successful in Arizona with Kurt Warner, in Kansas City (for one season at least) with Matt Cassel, and in Pittsburgh with Ben Roethlisberger. He is a straight-shooting, in-your-face guy who is not afraid to challenge…

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Former Wyoming Cowboys quarterback Josh Allen hoping for right fit in NFL draft

MOBILE, Ala. — Former Wyoming QB Josh Allen knows that Senior Bowl week is a big one for his NFL draft stock, and he didn’t shy away from any topics in a wide-ranging media session Monday night. Unlike UCLA QB Josh Rosen, who has previously stated that he would like to avoid being drafted by the Cleveland Browns, Allen made no such claims about his draft position. “It’s not about going as high as possible,” he said. “It’s about the right fit.” Allen made it clear that he wants to…

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Arizona Cardinals make Carolina Panthers DC Steve Wilks new coach

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Cardinals will make Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks their next head coach, a league source confirmed to ESPN on Monday. The move ends Arizona’s search exactly three weeks after it began when former coach Bruce Arians retired on Jan. 1. Wilks, 48, has been an NFL assistant since 2006, most recently spending the last six seasons with the Panthers. In 2017, he was their defensive coordinator after two seasons as the assistant head coach and defensive backs coach. Since 2012, Wilks’ first season as Carolina’s…

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Nick Foles is win away from Super Bowl glory – NFL Nation

PHILADELPHIA — Things were already going very well for the Philadelphia Eagles on this mild January night, but when the call came in — “FLEA FLICKER!” — from the sideline with 10 minutes, 13 seconds to go in the third quarter and the ball at the Minnesota 41-yard line, the huddle had to work to keep it together. “I think you just try not to smile,” Eagles quarterback Nick Foles said a couple of hours later, long after he and his teammates had all stopped trying. “I don’t know if…

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Tom Brady of New England Patriots was worried about hand injury

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When Tom Brady gashed his right thumb in practice four days ago, No. 12 required 12 stitches to repair the injury, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The New England Patriots‘ star quarterback immediately thought the worst. The cut on Tom Brady’s hand was visible before their AFC title win. AP Photo/Charles Krupa “I thought, ‘Of all the plays, my season can’t end on a handoff in practice. I didn’t come this far to end on a handoff,’” Brady said Sunday night after delivering a vintage comeback to…

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Dave Gettleman wants Eli Manning as New York Giants quarterback during rebuild

New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman reaffirmed his desire for Eli Manning to remain as the team’s quarterback in their meeting more than a week ago and shared some of his team-building vision while conceding he still will evaluate quarterbacks in the 2018 NFL draft class, according to sources familiar with their discussion. Mel has Josh Rosen to the Giants as Eli Manning’s successor, but the UCLA star isn’t the first quarterback off the board. Here’s Kiper’s first projection of picks 1-32 for the 2018 draft. Former Raiders head…

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Adam Thielen, Andrew Sendejo expected to play for Minnesota Vikings

Wide receiver Adam Thielen and safety Andrew Sendejo are expected to play for the Minnesota Vikings in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game in Philadelphia, sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Thielen has been listed as questionable due to a lower back injury. He was a limited participant at practice Thursday after being held out the day before. Sendejo, who suffered a concussion in last week’s divisional-round victory over New Orleans, still needs to clear final concussion protocol in order to play. Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has said he’s optimistic Sendejo will play…

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Mike Vrabel was always Titans GM Jon Robinson’s first choice as coach – Tennessee Titans Blog

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson couldn’t have been more clear Monday in the post-Mike Mularkey firing news conference as he talked about how important it was for the head coach, general manager and ownership to be aligned in vision, philosophy, everything. “Paramount,” Robinson said with a fierce stare that let reporters know that maybe this was the most important factor in the upcoming search. Yes, developing Marcus Mariota is essential. Yes, the Titans need to maximize their talent to make the next step. But Robinson has…

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