LeSean McCoy’s status for the postseason remains uncertain.
The Bills running back is “day-to-day” with a right ankle sprain suffered in Sunday’s win over the Dolphins, coach Sean McDermott announced Wednesday.
McCoy was carted off the field in the third quarter of the Bills’ victory after getting wrapped up by Dolphins linebacker Chase Allen on a 3-yard run up the middle. McCoy immediately ripped off his helmet and was pounding the turf at Hard Rock Stadium as trainers ran out to examine him, though X-rays later were negative.
Could Sean Payton leave the Saints? The Bears might be an enticing option if he wants a fresh start. He’s familiar with Bears GM Ryan Pace from their time together in New Orleans. He was a big fan of Mitchell Trubisky in last year’s draft. And if the Bears cut Mike Glennon, they have the cap space to potentially bring Drew Brees to Chicago. A move is unlikely with Payton in the playoffs, but sources have said all season that Payton will at least explore other opportunities.
As I reported in November, the Texans’ coaching staff and front office have not agreed over the last two offseasons. From Brock Osweiler to DeShaun Watson to Duane Brown, it seems the relationship is beyond repair. If the Texans choose to move on from GM Rick Smith, look for them to target Scott Pioli or Brian Gaine as GM.
In 2016, Darnold delivered an impressive 31 touchdowns with only nine interceptions and led USC to a thrilling Rose Bowl win against Penn State. He finished 2017 with 26 touchdowns and 13 interceptions as a redshirt sophomore but struggled in a loss to Ohio State in the Cotton Bowl Classic. Although he threw for 356 yards on 26-of-45 passing, he had three turnovers on an interception and two fumbles.
The Raiders once traded away Jon Gruden, only to see him win the Super Bowl against them the next season. As the team reportedly tries to lure Gruden back to NFL head coaching with an offer it hopes he can’t refuse, it should be excited about returning to AFC championship level soon.
Jack Del Rio did an admirable job in his three seasons as Oakland’s coach, leading the team to a 25-23 record and the its first playoff berth since 2002. But the opportunity to rehire Gruden, who led the franchise to a 34-26 record from 1998 to 2001, is too good to pass up.