Chip Kelly reportedly wants to remain in NFL, open to coordinator job

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.

NFL playoff picture: Seeding scenarios for Seahawks, Falcons in NFC

Wide receiver Randy Moss and cornerbacks Aqib Talib and Darrelle Revis have come through Foxborough. It can be a culture shock for veterans, something defensive end Chris Long and tight end Martellus Bennett learned after suffering through losing seasons in St. Louis and Chicago, respectively.

‘Everyone here believes,’ Bennett said. ‘There wasn’t a non-believer in this room at any time about going to the Super Bowl or what our goal was from the moment I got here in March or April. That rubs off on you. Iron sharpens iron and attitude is contagious. A winning attitude is contagious. I definitely got infected since I’ve been here. I’ve got the winning disease right now and I’m enjoying this one. I don’t need the antidote.’

Wide receiver Matthew Slater, who is the son of Rams Hall of Fame offensive lineman Jackie Slater, said Belichick demands a lot with his ‘Do your job’ mantra, but the ‘proof is in the pudding.’

The NFL playoff picture looks good if you’re the Seahawks and Falcons. But it doesn’t look great not yet.

Seeding is huge when it comes to the NFL playoffs. With their exact spots still Cheap Jerseys In The US undetermined despite having won their respective division titles, Seattle and Atlanta have plenty to play for Cheap Jerseys In China in their Week 17 season finales.

The Cowboys have the No. 1 overall seed and home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs locked up, and the Packers can’t get any higher than the No. 3 seed.

Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan to interview for 4 head coaching positions

The Falcons have a bye in the opening round of the NFC Playoffs, but offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan apparently has a full schedule this week.

The Giants crew reportedly partied until 5 a.m. but found the energy to to wake up for a boat ride Monday morning.

The Giants players are off on Monday, and head coach Ben McAdoo doesn’t seem too concerned with the fact his offensive weapons were more than 1,000 miles away partying it up.

Players are off until tomorrow morning, they are not working, McAdoo told reporters Monday when asked if the players would be disciplined.

If anything, the Giants receiving corps will be in for a temperature shock, as the high in Green Bay on Sunday is expected to be below 20 degrees.

Here are some perspectives from those who have a history playing against the Patriots, Falcons or both.

Chiefs and AFC head coach Andy Reid. Kansas City’s 29-28 road victory over Atlanta in Week 13 marks the last time the Falcons have lost a game.

We stayed ahead of the chains a little bit and kind of matched them offensively, which was big. And (defensive coordinator) Bob Sutton had a nice plan. They got us in the first series and then Cheap Jerseys Direct Coupon we bared down and got after it. Our guys played aggressively. They Cheap Jerseys Good Quality tried to match that intensity. I know Bill (Belichick, New England’s head coach) will have it right that way.

Cowboys rookie Jaylon Smith thinks he’s able to play at ‘elite level’

When the Cowboys drafted Jaylon Smith in the second round of the NFL Draft last year, a lot of eyebrows were raised.

Though Smith was easily one of the most talented players in the draft, his playing status was in doubt, not just for this year, but his entire career.

Smith suffered nerve damage in his left leg while playing for Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl last year, which had many wondering if he’d ever play again. The first step was getting that pesky nerve to re-activate, then he had to re-gain his form and strength.

Yeah, it’s regenerating, Smith said, via the Dallas Morning News. It’s just a thing that you have to have patience. I’m going to continue to do everything I’m asked and controlling what I can control and we’re going to take our time with it.

Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham. The 2016 Seahawks were the only team to defeat New England and Atlanta during the regular season before they fell to the Falcons in the second round of the playoffs.

The number one thing is Bill Belichick and how he really creates some havoc on defense. He’s so smart with trying to take guys out of the game. He’ll definitely have some answers for (Falcons Cheap Jerseys China Paypal wide receiver) Julio Jones. I think they’re going to be all over him. He’ll have (coverage) help all Cheap Jerseys China NHL over the place.

Adam Gase: Matt Moore ‘cleared everything’ in concussion evaluation

After taking a vicious hit by Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree, Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore missed just one snap in Miami’s 30-12 loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Many questioned how Moore was cleared to return so quickly despite the monstrous second-quarter collision.

Dolphins coach Adam Gase told reporters after the game that Moore cleared everything before returning to the game.

He saw the guy and even came back and said he should have just taken the sack, Gase said. When they told me he was coming back in, I started talking to him and he was good. They went through the league’s deal and then our trainers; he cleared everything.

Terrance West led the Ravens in rushing with 774 yards and five touchdowns while rookie Kenneth Dixon ran for 382 yards and two scores.

Those two guys really proved themselves, Harbaugh said last week. To me, Terrance West and Kenny Dixon made a name for themselves at running back.

The number of broken tackles that [Dixon] had, how hard and physical he plays [is impressive]. Terrance West [is a] downhill, lower-his-pads runner. Both guys are good out of the backfield.

The Ravens went 8-8 this season and hold the 16th overall pick in April’s draft. LSU’s Cheap Jerseys Bike Leonard Fournette, Florida State’s Dalvin Cook, Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey, Tennessee’s Cheap Jerseys Basketball Alvin Kamara and Texas’ D’Onta Foreman could all be options for Baltimore.

Aaron Rodgers hasn’t had a premier tight end target in Green Bay since Jermichael Finley’s last healthy season in 2012

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.

Adrian Peterson hasn’t even put on pads, and his Saints teammates are raving about him

Adrian Peterson has been a member of the New Orleans Saints for just over a month, but he’s already made a strong impression on his new teammates.

After practice Thursday — the sixth organized team activity (OTA) of the offseason for the Saints — players talked about the 32-year-old running back like he was 22 years old.

According to The Journal News, Rice started on Thursday when the team began spring workouts. He will serve as the team’s running backs coach and help out with defensive backs.

Even though Rice has an official capacity within the school now, it’s not new to head coach Lou DiRienzo. “Nothing has really changed,” he said. “Somebody just put it on Twitter.

“Ray has been around with us and mentoring kids and taking kids under his wing for us,” he added. “Now that he has more time, he’s taking more of an active role.”

Rice was arrested in 2014 for assaulting his then-girlfriend and current wife, Janay Rice. He was suspended two games by the NFL after video surfaced of the incident. He was later released by the Ravens and received an indefinite suspension by the NFL.

It was rumored he accepted a position at Don Bosco Prep in New Jersey in April, which Rice quickly denied. He has prior coaching experience outside of his volunteer work at New Rochelle — he Cheap Game Jerseys coached during the NFL Players Association’s Collegiate Bowl last January.

Rice will be working with the team whenever he has holes Cheap Jerseys 90 in his schedule, which is typically packed with speaking engagements nowadays.

it gets even better with another new weapon for the seam.

Although Evans will keep drawing the most attention as the No. 1, Jackson puts defenses a lot more in “pick their poison” mode. That also allows Adam Humphries to slide into more reasonable No. 3 wideout duties from the slot. When the Bucs spread the field and go four wide for Winston, rookie fourth-rounder Chris Godwin will provide some extra explosiveness.

Winston will be much improved not trying to force-feed Evans, and it gets even better with another new weapon for the seam.

The drafting of former Alabama tight end O.J. Howard in the first round was a monstrous boon to both Martin and Winston. He’ll dominate as a blocker, and as he’s eased in a little more as a receiver, he has the size and athleticism to play well off Evans and Jackson downfield. He poses another tall matchup nightmare, one that Austin Seferian-Jenkins could never provide despite his upside. Howard’s immediate floor is high, and his ceiling is elite All-Pro.

He told ESPN 98.7 radio in New York last month, “Really, the way I want to be judged this year, hopefully, from the fans’ standpoint, is just watch how we improve during the year, and look at each individual on the team and see how they’re getting better. And if they’re getting better, that’s Cheap Essendon Jerseys a mark of progress, and that’s what we’re looking for.

“I think what you want to do, if you want to go in the promised land, you’ve gotta go in a certain direction, and I think this is a direction we’ve never tried in 17 years that I’ve been involved in the Jets.”

Or similar nonsense, seven months after the team surrendered in the middle of OTAs.

Remember this next January, if and when the Jets have hit Cheap Dream Team Jerseys rock bottom with a threadbare roster — including one quarterback or another who was left with nothing to work with: Bowles’ comments to reporters, after David Harris was released and Eric Decker’s imminent departure was unveiled, indicated that he was not part of the discussion about either veteran.

NFL free agency: John Harbaugh details ‘great visit’ with Jeremy Maclin

So far, there is no deal between receiver Jeremy Maclin and the Ravens, coach John Harbaugh announced Thursday.

Maclin was in Baltimore to visit the team right after meeting with the Bills as he continues look for employment after his surprising release from the Chiefs.

For the second year in a row, the Redskins have placed the franchise tag on Cousins, meaning the team has until July 15 to hammer out a contract.

According to Schefter’s report, Redskins president Bruce Allen and Cousins’ agent, Mike McCartney, held their first in-person conversations at the NFL owner’s meetings last month. Since then, they have met again, which indicates a “positive” change of pace.

For now, Cousins will pocket $23.9 million in 2017 under the tag.

A 10-second video clip shared on social media shows Rob Ryan having to be restrained after placing his hand on an unidentified man’s neck, but no further context is discernable from the footage. The Ryan brothers were visiting Nashville for the Stanley Cup Final and made a number of public appearances Saturday and Sunday.

In an interview with Bleacher Report, Matthew Havel, 30, of Pueblo, Colorado, confirmed he filed a report of simple assault to police and labeled the Ryans as the aggressors.

A Metro Nashville Police Department spokesperson Tampa Bay Lightning Cheap Jerseys identified Havel as the alleged victim and confirmed the Ryans were named, the TMZ report said.

Neither Rex nor Rob Ryan have commented on the incident. The last time the Giants saw Beckham in the flesh was after last season’s first-round playoff loss to Green Bay. Beckham Really Cheap Jerseys had a substandard outing — dropping two passes and finishing with only four receptions for 28 yards against a poor Packers secondary — after having taken a well-publicized mini-vacation to South Florida immediately following a Week 17 game against Washington.

Fans storm the field at Indoor Football League game — in the first quarter

The Salt Lake Screaming Eagles were playing the first game in franchise history and their fans got a little too excited following a touchdown.

The Screaming Eagles played host to the Nebraska Danger at Salt Lake City’s Maverik Center, but were trailing 14-0 in the first quarter.

With just under 5 minutes remaining in the first quarter, receiver Derwyn Lauderdale caught a short touchdown pass from quarterback Verlon Reed. Each of the Screaming Eagles offensive plays were called by fans through the team’s app.

Online records show Dunlap, 31, was booked into jail at 12:45 a.m. Friday and released less than three hours later. The Tennesseean reported he posted a $1,000 bond and is due in court next month.

Dunlap, who is listed at 6-foot-9, 330 pounds, grew up in Nashville and played at Auburn before the Eagles selected him in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He spent his rookie season on injured reserve but spent four years mostly as a reserve lineman with Philadelphia before stepping into a larger role in San Diego.

Dunlap has been the Chargers’ primary starter at left tackle — when healthy — for the past four seasons. He was limited to seven games in 2015 due to a concussion and sprained ankle and Cheap High Quality NFL Jerseys missed four games last season with migraines and a knee injury.

He is entering the third season of a four-year, $28 million contract.