Maybe cornerbacks not showing for OTA's is the latest trend. While we wait on hearing from DeAngelo Hall or Mike Shanahan as to why the Redskins starter missed Monday's fun, seems pretty clear why Cowboys corner and former Pro Bowler Mike Jenkins is expected to miss the start of Cowboys practice session on Tuesday: the2008 first rounder's role as starter is apparently no more.Dallas signed top free agent Brandon Carr to a mega contract this offseason and moved up in the first round to select LSU corner Morris Claiborne. Meanwhile Jenkins, beset by various injuries last season, enters the final year of his contract. Jenkins played through the pain last year and had shoulder surgery during the offseason.Rarely in these parts does someone utter the phrase, "but in fairness to the Cowboys," but in in fairness to the Cowboys, wow was their secondary brutal. Point to Tony Romo's late game gaffes or the offensive line's leaks, but one could legitimately argue the defensive backfield woestruly turned the Cowboys postseason hopes and dreams into ifs and buts.Jerry Jones says he wants to keep Jenkins in the mix, even though he's already paying Orlando Scandrick third corner cash. If the Cowboys part ways, they expect legitimate compensation back for a young corner with skills. Jenkins wants a new deal and his agent is Drew Rosenhaus. Something tells me this side will downplay the recovery from surgery and point to his decorated past. Not sure inquiring teams will. Yeah, this could be interesting... Nick Foles, the NFC East rookie quarterback drafted between Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins, agreed to a four-year deal with Eagles on Monday.The third-round selection is in Philadelphia to battle Mike Kafka and Trent Edwards for the backup role behind the frequently banged up Michael Vick. When you're a team with legitimate playoff aspirations, securing the No. 2 quarterback spot is paramount - and that goes double when the starter is a runner with a lithe frame who constantly takes big hits playing behind a suspect offensive line. The only controversy in Eagles camp regarding the passers will come if Foles somehow flops. Vick's on-field vision allows him to avoid would-be tacklers, but I'm pretty sure the veteran is not paying attention in the least to the competition behind him. Not much news going on with the Giants, but at least any fears of Kellen Winslow solving Big Blue's tight end hole are gone. The Buccaneers shipped the veteran to the Seahawks for a late round pick. Martellus Bennett's chance to shine remains in play.
Well it looks like the name many considered to be the Redskins top choice at defensive coordinator is off the market. Adam Schefter broke the news of Gus Bradley to the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Redskins interviewed Bradley early in their process of selecting a new defensive coordinator. His latest gig ended poorly after he was fired as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but Bradley's best success came as defensive coordinator with the Seattle Seahawks.
When he served in that role with Seattle, Bradley worked with Scot McCloughan. And prior to his coaching stint in Seattle, Bradley coached in Tampa, where he worked with both Bruce Allen and Jay Gruden.
Those connections, and his success in Seattle, had many fans hoping Bradley would take over for Joe Barry, who Washington dismissed more than two weeks ago.
The connection between Bradley and the Chargers comes as no surprise, and it leaves Washington still in need of a defensive boss.
Mike Pettine probably jumps to the top of the ranks of other coaches the Redskins have interviewed, but it still seems internal candidate Greg Manusky could be in position to move up to coordinator. Manusky spent the 2016 season as outside linebackers coach and has prior coordinator experience.
The Skins have also interviewed Dennis Thurman, last of Buffalo, Jason Tarver, last of San Francisco, Rob Ryan, also last in Buffalo, and John Pagano, last with the Chargers.
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The Redskins are reported to have a new quarterbacks coach. Normally that is not news that moves the needle much but if the report proves to be accurate the move has some big implications for the Redskins coaching staff.
First, about the coach. Kevin O’Connell was most recently an offensive assistant with the 49ers. Prior to that he was a quarterback who spent time with the Patriots, who drafted him out of San Diego State in the third round in 2008, Lions, Jets, Dolphins, and Chargers. He only saw the field the Patriots and he attempted just six passes. His addition as the Redskins’ quarterbacks coach was reported by Fox Sports.
SOURCE: Kevin O’Connell expected to become the Washington Redskins new QB coach.. He was in the mix for college co-OC jobs.— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) January 20, 2017
The thing is, the Redskins don’t officially have an opening for a quarterbacks coach. The job is held by Matt Cavanaugh. However, the Redskins do need an offensive coordinator since Sean McVay left last week to become the head coach of the Rams. Moving Cavanaugh, who played quarterback in the NFL for 13 seasons before starting a 23-year career in coaching, to offensive coordinator, seems to be the logical move to make to many.
If O’Connell’s addition to the staff does indeed become a reality, that would all but confirm that Cavanaugh is getting the promotion. Nothing is official until it’s official but this seems to be the way things are heading.
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