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Footballguys #255 - 1/1 - News And Notes From Around The League

Volume 20, #255 -- Tuesday Night, January 1st, 2019

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Howdy Folks,

Welcome to Wednesday. We've got some News and Notes so let's get to it.

J


1. IND - WR T.Y. Hilton misses practice

Source: Colts.com

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) was held out of practice Tuesday, Jan. 1. His status is an estimation as the Colts only participated in a walkthrough.

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Hilton hasn't really practiced for a couple of weeks now due to this ankle injury. He'll miss practice but he'll play and produce at the expected level. The Colts will give him all the rest he needs before their Wild Card game against the Texans on Saturday.

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2. DET - QB Connor Cook signed to Futures deal

Source: DetroitLions.com

The Detroit Lions signed QB Connor Cook (Bengals) to a Reserve/Futures contract Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019.

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Originally a fourth-round pick of the Raiders in the 2016 NFL draft, Cook has bounced around the league to a few different teams. The Lions are just signing him as a camp arm and developmental prospect for the offseason. The chances of him making the 53-man roster in the fall are slim.

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3. DET - Jim Bob Cooter Not Expected To Return

Source: ESPN - Michael Rothstein

The Detroit Lions announced they won't renew the contract of offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter.

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Lions head coach Matt Patricia initially said he was in no rush to make a decision and wants to 'allow the emotion of the season to come down' before making the final call. But ESPN reports they will not renew his contract.

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4. ATL - Dirk Koetter to interview for Falcons OC

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter will interview for the Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator vacancy soon.

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The Falcons are in need of both an offensive and defensive coordinator. Their OC the last two years (Steve Sarkisian) failed to get the most out of QB Matt Ryan. Any coach that is hired now will be tasked with getting this once high-powered offense back on track.

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5. ARI - Adam Gase interviewing with Cardinals

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Former Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase will interview for the Arizona Cardinals' head coaching vacancy Wednesday, Jan. 2.

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Gase should land on his feet quickly after getting fired by the Dolphins on Monday. The Cardinals have QB Josh Rosen in place as a potential franchise quarterback and Gase could be pegged to get the best from him.

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6. TB - George Edwards sought for TB interview

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards has been requested for an interview by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for their head coaching vacancy.

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Edwards has five seasons running the Vikings defense. He was up for the Bears job last year but lost the spot to Matt Nagy. Edwards has quite a bit of competition for the Bucs top job including guys like Bruce Arians and Eric Bieniemy.

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7. MIA - Vic Fangio to interview with Miami

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will interview with the Miami Dolphins Monday, Jan. 7, for their head coaching vacancy.

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Fangio is also going to interview for the Broncos head coaching vacancy. He's been coaching for over 30 years but has never had a chance to be a head coach. With so much interest in the veteran coach, this might be the year he finally gets a shot.

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8. DEN - Vic Fangio to interview with Denver

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio will interview with the Denver Broncos Monday, Jan. 7, for their head coaching vacancy.

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The Broncos tried the first-time head coach route with Vance Joseph but that failed and they might do that again with Fangio. Unlike Joseph, a one-year defensive coordinator, Fangio has years and years of being a coordinator but has yet to get a chance to be a head coach. The Broncos want Gary Kubiak to be their OC and perhaps having Fangio as their defensive minded head coach would do that.

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9. GB - Josh McDaniels to interview for Packers

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will interview for the Green Bay Packers head coach vacancy Friday, Jan. 4.

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McDaniels was in line to be the Colts head coach last year but backed out. That move has not cooled the interest in him. He's seen as the future of the Patriots at the head coaching position but there's no telling when Bill Belichick is going to hang it up. McDaniels was the Broncos head coach for less than two years but is likely to be better prepared his second time around.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of Footballguys. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J