Chip Kelly was fired by the 49ers on Sunday, but the unconventional offensive mind wants to remain in professional football, even if it means a demotion to coordinator, according to Fox Sports.
The 2016 season was Kellys fourth in the NFL, coming after three years in Philadelphia. His current overall NFL coaching record is 28-35, including a 2-14 mark this past season with a roster constructed by Trent Baalke, who was also fired Sunday.
Kelly, who still will make about $18 million over the next three years from the 49ers, could just lay low and re-evaluate his career. But, like his offense, Kelly appears ready to get back to the line as quickly as possible.
He scored on returns 12 times his first two seasons, but has just one touchdown return since leaving the Bears following the 2013 season.
Hester’s 24.5-yard kick return average this season was his lowest since 2011 and his 7.2-yard average on punt returns was his lowest since 2008 in years he had at least 18 returns. Hester hasn’t returned a kickoff or punt for a score since taking a punt back for the Falcons in 2014.
Lockett was placed on injured reserve after breaking both the tibia and fibula in his right leg on Dec. 24. The second-year pro had 41 receptions for 597 yards and a score this season Cheap Jerseys Kids NFL to go with a kick return average of 26.3 yards and punt return average of 8.4 yards prior Cheap Jerseys Made In China to his injury.
The Seahawks (10-5-1) play host the Lions (9-7) Saturday night in the wild-card round of the NFC playoffs.
Richard Sherman has made his share of headlines this offseason, but there’s no denying his value to the Seahawks secondary. The four-time All-Pro remains the kind of special player who can singlehandedly shift games. Trading him, even for a pair of first-round draft picks, may have shut Seattle’s gradually closing championship window for good.
The Bucs brought in DeSean Jackson in free agency and then used their first-round pick to add the best tight end this draft had to offer, O.J. Howard. Winston has to be happy about that.
Aaron Rodgers hasn’t had a premier tight end target in Green Bay since Jermichael Finley’s last healthy season in 2012. Now he’s got another big Texan to throw to with Bennett on board. Combining the former Patriot with Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, Davante Adams, and Geronimo Allison will once again make the Pack one of the league’s most fearsome passing offenses.
Osweiler was nothing short of a disaster last season, and the Texans wisely cut their losses after just one year. After dumping his salary onto the Browns, the Texans are trying again at quarterback with Deshaun Watson. Time will tell if trading a first-rounder for Watson was the right call, but he can’t be that much worse than Osweiler.
“The standard is the standard,” Quinn told co-host Rick Neuheisel and me at the NFL Scouting Combine. “If he decides he wants to do it, he’s got to be all in to do it. I don’t want to make special circumstances for anyone in any way.”
Quinn, though, now appears willing to make an exception after Freeney Cheap Jerseys Kids NFL called his bluff. At this point in his NFL career, the 37-year-old Freeney has scant interest Cheap Jerseys Online China in signing in time to participate in Atlanta’s upcoming veteran minicamp or the remaining offseason program.