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AFC North News and Rumors
profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 15, 2014
Jim Caldwell hoped to lure Baltimore Ravens secondary coach Teryl Austin to join him in Detroit as the Lions’ defensive coordinator. Now it appears Caldwell has his man. According to Chris McCosky of the Detroit News, Austin has agreed to join the Lions…Share Tweet
The Vikings officially announced the hiring of Mike Zimmer as head coach on Wednesday night. Zimmer, 57, had been the Bengals’ defensive coordinator the previous six seasons. News of his hire had surfaced earlier on Wednesday. “We are excited to welcome…Share TweetAdd Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine to the list of candidates to be the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Pettine will interview on Thursday, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports. The 47-year-old Pettine is a well-regarded defensive coach wh…Share TweetThe Ravens’ former offensive coordinator spent Wednesday being introduced as the new head coach of the Lions and Baltimore is reportedly wasting little time in the search for Jim Caldwell’s replacement. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Raven…Share Tweet
MMQB: Teams need to slow down the coaching carouselCNNSI.com Jan 15, 2014The Browns are getting grief for their coaching search, but their wait is something the NFL should embrace.Share TweetPITTSBURGH -- Bill Cowher has a message for Pittsburgh Steelers fans who think their team was cheated out of a trip to the Super Bowl 10 years ago: Get over it. The Steelers were drummed by New England, 41-27, in the 2004 AFC Championship Game at Heinz …Share TweetThe Browns have given defensive coordinator Ray Horton permission to seek employment elsewhere and the Titans are reportedly ready to take advantage of that opportunity. Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that Horton is newly hired Titans coach Ken Whisenh…Share TweetCINCINNATI -- Most of the Cincinnati Bengals' more pressing needs in this year's draft will come on defense, as they try to maintain the measure of depth they have enjoyed the past three seasons. In his first mock draft of the new year, ESPN draft exper…Share TweetWhen Jay Gruden was hired by the Redskins as their head coach last week, the Bengals acted quickly to promote Hue Jackson to replace him as offensive coordinator. They’ve acted just as quickly now that defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has taken the Vik…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jan 15, 2014The deadline for underclassmen to declare for the 2014 NFL draft hit on Wednesday, with a record number of players opting to skip their final season or two.Share TweetAt a time when some believe the Browns don’t really have a plan for replacing one-and-done head coach Rob Chudzinski, owner Jimmy Haslam has written (or at least reviewed, approved, and signed) a letter to fans encouraging patience and optimism. The let…Share Tweet
Wake-up caw: Crossing off names alreadyI'm not sure you can say the Baltimore Ravens' search for a new offensive coordinator has even officially started, but there are two names you can already scratch off the prospective candidate list. Green Bay Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo has be…Share Tweet
Inside Out: Old school vs. new school quarterbacksJan 15Dave Dameshek welcomes Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs and Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White to the latest edition of "Inside Out" as the guys discuss the future of the quarterback position.
Latest on Cleveland Browns' coaching searchJan 15NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport sheds some light on the final head coaching vacancy and explains why the Minnesota Vikings are going to hire Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
Is Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner headed to Minnesota?Jan 15NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has the latest on Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner interviewing with the Minnesota Vikings for their vacant offensive coordinator position.
Browns Looking For Right Fit For CoachJan 15Ashley Fox discusses the Browns' struggles to find a new head coach.