Browns GM John Dorsey said several quarterbacks in this year’s draft could be worthy of the first overall pick. Dorsey said he’s excited to get his first live look at Wyoming’s Josh Allen during this week’s Senior Bowl.
The Browns hired former Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley to run the Cleveland offense under coach Hue Jackson. In the past four seasons under Haley, the Steelers ranked second in the league in scoring behind only the Patriots.
The Steelers elevated quarterbacks coach Randy Fichtner to offensive coordinator. Fichtner has been with Pittsburgh since 2007 and the quarterbacks coach since 2010, helping Ben Roethlisberger throw for 31,763 yards and 202 touchdowns during that span.
The coaching staffs of the Steelers and Saints have been selected to work the Pro Bowl January 28. Mike Tomlin and his coaches will handle the AFC squad.
Leonard Fournette ran for 109 yards and three touchdowns as Jacksonville beat Pittsburgh 45-42. The Jaguars will face New England in the AFC Championship game.
Steelers’ quarterback Ben Rothlisberger left little room for doubt regarding his intentions to return for a 15th season. Roethlisberger said “I look forward to next year.” Big Ben is under contract through the 2019 season.
Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell said he’s prepared to sit out a season, or even retire if the franchise tag is placed on him for the second straight year. Pittsburgh hosts Jacksonville Sunday in the AFC playoffs.
With running back Le’Veon Bell potentially facing free agency next year and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s future uncertain, Pittsburgh feels the urgency as it sits two wins from a Super Bowl berth. Bell said the Steelers must capitalize on a championship window that won’t be open forever as the gear up for Jacksonville Sunday.
Steelers’ linebacker Ryan Shazier has regained feeling in his legs, according to his father. Shazier underwent spinal stabilization surgery December 7 after being injured December 4 in game with Cincinnati.
The Bengals signed Marvin Lewis to a two-year deal through the 2019 season. Lewis is the NFL’s second-longest tenured coach, behind only Bill Belichick of the Patriots.