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Alabama hires ex-Jacksonville coach Marrone as assistant

Jan. 25, 2021 5:07 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has added another former NFL head coach to his offensive staff. Saban announced Monday the hiring of ex-Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills coach Doug Marrone to coach the offensive line. Marrone joins new offensive coordinator and former Houston Texans...

Lions hire Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator

Jan. 23, 2021 6:39 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions hired Aaron Glenn to be their defensive coordinator. The Lions announced the move Saturday. Glenn joins new coach Dan Campbell's staff after spending the past five seasons as the secondary coach for the New Orleans Saints. Before his tenure in New Orleans, Glenn...

In this 2013 photo provided by the Seattle Seahawks is Scott Fitterer, at that time an executive with the team. The Carolina Panthers NFL football team hired Fitterer on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, to become their new general manager. (Seattle Seahawks via AP)

Panthers new GM Fitterer plans to 'be in on every deal'

Jan. 22, 2021 2:57 PM EST

CHARLOTTE N.C. (AP) — Scott Fitterer says he plans to “be in on every deal” as he takes over as the Carolina Panthers' new general manager. Fitterer’s comments came after he was asked in his introductory news conference Friday if he’d be interested in trading for Texans...

FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2020, file photo, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien watches during an NFL football training camp in Houston. Alabama has hired former Texans coach O'Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. O'Brien is replacing Steve Sarkisian, who left to become head coach of the Texas Longhorns after the national championship game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

Bama hires ex-Texans coach O'Brien as offensive coordinator

Jan. 21, 2021 7:33 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — National champion Alabama has hired former Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban announced the hiring on Thursday. O'Brien is replacing Steve Sarkisian, who left to become head coach of the Texas...

FILE- In this Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni speaks during a news conference at the NFL football team's facility in Indianapolis. The Philadelphia Eagles are nearing a deal to hire Nick Sirianni to be their head coach, according to two people familiar with the decision. Both people spoke to The Associated Press Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't officially announced the hiring.  (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Column: NFL continues to pass on hiring new Black coaches

Jan. 21, 2021 4:55 PM EST

Coaches understand before they sign employment contracts that they are hired to be fired, something that’s particularly true in the NFL where the only measure of success is a playoff slot at the end of the season. That’s why there was no real outcry when Anthony Lynn was let go by the Chargers....

Texans interview Bieniemy, 3 others in coaching search

Jan. 18, 2021 10:10 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans said Monday they had interviewed four more candidates to replace fired coach Bill O'Brien. The Texans said they completed interviews with Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, Indianapolis defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, Buffalo assistant head...

49ers promote DeMeco Ryans to DC, Mike McDaniel to OC

Jan. 18, 2021 3:16 PM EST

The San Francisco 49ers promoted linebackers coach DeMeco Ryans to defensive coordinator and run game coordinator Mike McDaniel to offensive coordinator on Monday to fill openings on the staff after Robert Saleh left to take over as head coach for the New York Jets. Saleh was hired by the Jets after a four-year...

FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, file photo, Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley watches his players before an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens, Fla. On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, the Los Angeles Chargers hired Staley to become the team's head coach. (AP Photo/Doug Murray, File)

Chargers hire Rams DC Brandon Staley as head coach

Jan. 18, 2021 12:30 AM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Staley won't have to move that far for his first head coaching opportunity. Staley agreed to become the Los Angeles Chargers' coach on Sunday night after one season as the defensive coordinator for the crosstown Rams. The Chargers made the decision to hire Staley after...

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) and quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) walk off the field after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Houston. The Titans won 41-38. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Johnson, Hopkins voice support for Watson amid trade rumors

Jan. 12, 2021 6:11 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Andre Johnson and DeAndre Hopkins have weighed in on reports that Deshaun Watson is unhappy and wants to be traded by the Houston Texans. Reports from ESPN and the NFL Network surfaced last week that Watson was upset that owner Cal McNair didn’t take his opinion into consideration...

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) and quarterback Deshaun Watson (4) walk off the field after an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Houston. The Titans won 41-38. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Caserio introduced as Texans GM amid Watson trade rumors

Jan. 8, 2021 6:56 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Nick Caserio's introductory news conference as the Houston Texans' general manager was dominated by questions about whether Deshaun Watson wants out. Caserio, a longtime executive with the New England Patriots, was hired on Thursday to replace Bill O’Brien, who served as both coach...