Around the League: NFL News & Notes 2.8.19
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Coaching Additions for San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets and Miami Dolphins
Former NFL wide receiver Miles Austin is joining the 49ers coaching staff as an offensive quality control coach per ESPN's Field Yates. Austin joins fellow former NFL standout Wes Welker as new additions to Kyle Shannahan's coaching staff.
The New York Jets are hiring the man with the best name in the NFL, Jim Bob Cooter, to be their running backs coach per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Cooter had previously been the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions and will assist Dowell Loggains and Adam Gase with the offensive gameplans.
Brian Flores will be getting his first crack at being a NFL head coach but will have some experienced assistants to seek advice from. One of those is the newly hired Jim Caldwell, who was hired to be the Dolphins' QB coach per The Athletic's Chris Burke.
ESPN Releases Bold Predictions for Every NFL Team this Offseason
ESPN made a list of bold predictions for each NFL team this offseason and while some are more outlandish than others, there are quite a few that make sense. Some of the bolder takes from ESPN are:
The New York Jets miss out on Le'Veon Bell.
Le'Veon Bell signs with the Houston Texans.
Indianapolis Colts sign an elite pass rusher like Dee Ford, Jadeveon Clowney or Demarcus Lawrence.
The Oakland Raiders make a legit run at Antonio Brown.
The Green Bay Packers make a run at Le'Veon Bell.
The Minnesota Vikings trade Xavier Rhodes.
The Arizona Cardinals trade the No. 1 overall pick.
Check out the full list of bold predictions from ESPN here.
Cincinnati Bengals Interviewing Aubrey Pleasant for Defensive Coordinator Role
Continuing with the trend of "If you know Sean McVay, you'll get an interview" in the NFL, the Bengals will reportedly interview Aubrey Pleasant for their defensive coordinator role per Vincent Bonsignore of The Athletic. Pleasant has been the cornerbacks coach under Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Wade Phillips for the past two years.
Reshad Jones Recovering from Surgery for a Torn LabrumReshad Jones recently had surgery to repair a partially torn labrum per ESPN's Cameron Wolfe. According to Wolfe, Jones played most of last season with the injury. Jones signed a massive contract extension in 2017 and is considered to be a building block for the Dolphins' defense.
Josh Gordon and Martavis Bryant Could be Back For Training Camp
Two of the NFL's most prolific & troubled wide receivers Josh Gordon and Martavis Bryant could be reinstated before the start of training camp per NFL.com's Tom Pelissero. He reports that if Bryant and Gordon follow their treatment plans, the NFLPA could lay out the groundwork for their return beginning in May. Of course, Pelissero includes the most important parts of this report which are that everything depends on Bryant & Gordon getting themselves in a better place in life and avoiding any slip ups.
Photos courtesy of Wikipedia, TheRams.com, Le'Veon Bell's & Josh Gordon's Social Media.