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2020 Offseason Moves

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edited February 1 in Talk To Us (Site)
Guess I'll start it:

Interesting.....

Panthers announce full coaching staff, mostly from Baylor
Posted by Darin Gantt on January 31, 2020, 4:00 PM EST
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The Panthers just sent out a long press release about their new coaching staff.

They could have made it easier by forwarding a Baylor media guide.

Of the 23 names listed, including new head coach Matt Rhule, 15 of them either worked at Baylor or at Temple when Rhule was there.

“When you get to the National Football League, this is the best of the best,” Rhule said in their release. “You have to be somebody who can help players play better. We wanted a good mix on our staff of youth and experience, with coaches from all different backgrounds. And at the end of it all, they have to be great teachers. We’ve searched high and low to find that quality.”

The staff is young and short on NFL experience at the top, as 30-year-old offensive coordinator Joe Brady (LSU) and 36-year-old special teams coordinator Chase Blackburn are on the young side for their jobs, and 64-year-old defensive coordinator Phil Snow has just four seasons of NFL experience.

The full staff includes the following: Quarterbacks coach Jake Peetz, assistant quarterbacks coach: Matt Lombardi, senior offensive assistant/running backs coach Jeff Nixon, tight ends coach Brian Angelichio, wide receivers coach Frisman Jackson, offensive line coach Pat Meyer, assistant offensive line coach Marcus Satterfield, offensive coaching assistant E.J. Barthel, defensive run game coordinator Al Holcomb, defensive line coach Mike Phair, assistant defensive line coach Frank Okam, linebackers coach Mike Siravo, defensive pass game coordinator/secondary coach Jason Simmons, cornerbacks coach Evan Cooper, defensive coaching assistant Cedric Whitaker, defensive coaching assistant Grant Udinksi, assistant special teams coach Ed Foley, strength and conditioning coach Jeremy Scott, and assistant to the head coach Matthew Delgado.

Of that group, only Brady, Blackburn, Peetz, Angelichio, Meyer, Holcomb, Phair, and Simmons have never worked for Rhule, and Simmons actually played under Snow when he was a coach at Arizona State.
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  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,114
    Good hire for Browns IMO.

    Bill Callahan C, Cleveland Browns
    Browns hired former Redskins OL coach Bill Callahan for the same position.

    Callahan took over as the Redskins' interim coach after Jay Gruden's midseason firing in 2019 but wasn't retained as new coach Ron Rivera opted to bring in his own staff. He brings with him 21 years of NFL coaching experience.
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    Source: clevelandbrowns.com
    Jan 31, 2020, 12:26 PM ET
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    John Pagano C, Denver Broncos
    Broncos hired former Texans OLBs coach John Pagano for the same position.

    It's a homecoming for Pagano, who grew up in nearby Boulder. Pagano is filling the post left by Brandon Staley, who recently replaced Wade Phillips as the Rams' defensive coordinator. The long-time assistant arrives in Denver following a two-year stint in Houston that ended with his firing earlier this month.
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    Source: Mike Klis on Twitter
    Jan 31, 2020, 10:41 AM ET
  • Iceman said:

    Guess I'll start it:

    What do you mean? We’ve been waiting for you. The offseason movements have been your specialty for years! lol

  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,114
    =) =) Saw it commented elsewhere and did not step on other people's toes. We are off.
  • Doobie_SnacksDoobie_Snacks Posts: 3,007

    Iceman said:

    Guess I'll start it:

    What do you mean? We’ve been waiting for you. The offseason movements have been your specialty for years! lol
    True
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    Mike LaFleur C, San Francisco 49ers
    49ers signed passing-game coordinator Mike LaFleur to a contract extension.

    This will keep LaFleur in San Francisco after receiving interest from several teams. It's a blow for the Eagles, who were rumored to be targeting LaFleur. Philly may now turn its attention to 49ers run-game coordinator Mike McDaniel for their OC job.
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
    Feb 2, 2020, 11:14 AM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,114
    Mike Groh C, Indianapolis Colts
    Colts hired ex-Eagles OC Mike Groh.

    Groh spent two years as the Eagles' offensive coordinator before getting fired this offseason. He worked with Colts HC Frank Reich when both were in Philly and will reunite in Indy. Groh's position with the Colts has yet to be announced.
    Source: Alex Marvez on Twitter
    Feb 2, 2020, 9:04 AM ET
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    Joe Woods C, Cleveland Browns
    Browns hired 49ers passing-game coordinator/DBs coach Joe Woods as defensive coordinator.

    The hiring will be official soon. Woods was always the favorite to succeed Steve Wilks as Cleveland's D coordinator but obviously he had a busy January and early February with San Francisco advancing all the way to Super Bowl LIV in Miami. The 49-year-old has mostly served as a position coach in the NFL, though he did coordinate the Broncos' defense for two years under Vance Joseph. Though they underachieved this past season, the Browns boast a talented defense led by elite pass-rusher Myles Garrett and Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward.
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    Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer
    Feb 3, 2020, 11:25 AM ET
  • He’s going from a Super Bowl team to a cellar dweller. Should he decline the job? 😂

  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,114
    Eternal optimism for my Browns... Hoping the new regime will turn it around.... :/
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,114
    Here is an anticipated move.... Redskins? even though they are probably not a contender.


    Panthers officially release Greg Olsen
    Posted by Michael David Smith on February 3, 2020, 5:16 PM EST
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    Greg Olsen is a free agent.

    Olsen, the longtime Carolina tight end who jointly announced with the Panthers last week that he and the team would go their separate ways, was officially released today, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

    That makes him an unrestricted free agent who can start negotiating with teams immediately. Players whose contracts are expiring don’t become free agents until the new league year in March, but players who are released become free agents as soon as the transaction officially clears.

    It’s unknown at this point whether Olsen will sign with anyone, as he has the option of working on television if he chooses to retire. But if he wants to keep playing, interested teams can start contacting him now.
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  • HellAtlanticHellAtlantic Posts: 1,426
    Arizona needs a TE. He could always go back to CHI, lord knows they haven’t got anything out of Burton. Also NE?
  • That was my first thought as well - going back to my Bears!

  • WTCMWTCM Posts: 12,282
    Olsen will forever be a Bear in my mind. Just fits
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    TE Vernon Davis has officially retired from the NFL. #CombineBeast
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  • CoolHandCoolHand Posts: 8,300
    WTCM said:

    Olsen will forever be a Bear in my mind. Just fits

    Would be fitting for him to go back there but that’s also where I’m hoping Ebron ends up
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    Mike Groh C, Indianapolis Colts
    Colts announced ex-Eagles OC Mike Groh as WRs coach.

    Kevin Patullo, the team's previous WRs coach, will stay on staff with a new title. Reich first worked with Groh as Philadelphia's wide receivers coach in 2016 then hand in hand during the team's Championship run the following year. He was promoted to OC once Reich left to take on Indy's head-coaching vacancy. Expect Groh to work closely with Reich for play-calling purposes this upcoming season.
    Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter
    Feb 4, 2020, 12:07 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,114
    Good signing I think...


    Jaguars hire Trent Baalke as director of player personnel
    Posted by Charean Williams on February 4, 2020, 3:50 PM EST
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    Trent Baalke is back in the player personnel business after spending the past two seasons working for the NFL as a football operations consultant.

    The Jaguars announced Tuesday they hired Baalke as director of player personnel.

    Baalke is a veteran of 20-plus years in the NFL. He spent 12 seasons with the 49ers, including six as the team’s General Manager.

    The 49ers fired Baalke after the 2016 season.

    San Francisco went 51-44-1 during Baalke’s time as G.M., with three consecutive NFC title game appearances and a Super Bowl appearance.

    “I have known Trent for two decades, and he’ll be a valuable addition to our personnel department,” Jaguars General Manager Dave Caldwell said in a statement. “He had a lot of success during his time in San Francisco and has proven that he has a great eye for talent and constructing a team, so we’re excited for him to be a part of the organization. We look forward to welcoming Trent and his wife, Beth, to Jacksonville, and we expect him to get involved immediately as we make decisions on our current roster and approach free agency.”

    In 2011, Baalke earned NFL executive of the year, as selected by Pro Football Weekly and the Pro Football Writers of America, after helping transform a 6-10 team into a 13-3 team in his first season as G.M.

    The 49ers produced 24 All-Pro selections and 35 Pro Bowl nods during Baalke’s time.
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    Reggie Bonnafon RB, Carolina Panthers
    Panthers re-signed RB Reggie Bonnafon to a one-year, $585,000 contract.

    Bonnafon was an exclusive rights free agent, meaning he could either re-sign with the Panthers or take his ball and go home. A second-year UDFA in 2019, Bonnafon was the Panthers' "No. 2 running back," but that amounted to just 67 snaps and 22 touches behind Christian McCaffrey. Bonnafon did average 7.3 yards on 16 carries. It's not a guarantee the 24-year-old is handed No. 2 duties in 2020, but he is obviously in the driver's seat.
    Source: Jourdan Rodrigue on Twitter
    Feb 4, 2020, 3:19 PM ET
  • OdellBeckhamSrOdellBeckhamSr Posts: 3,382
    Baalke is a great hire for Jax.
  • WTCMWTCM Posts: 12,282

    Baalke is a great hire for Jax.

    Agreed. Mind you the architect of the niners is Lynch.
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    Kevin Colbert G, Pittsburgh Steelers
    Steelers signed GM Kevin Colbert to a one-year contract extension.

    Colbert's current contract was set to expire after the NFL Draft. "Kevin continues to play a key role in our success and his dedication to our personnel efforts is unparalleled," said Steelers President Art Rooney II. "We are pleased he will lead those efforts for at least one more year." Colbert initially joined the Steelers in February 2000 as their director of football operations and is set to enter his 21st season with the organization, including his 10th as the team's general manager. This new deal takes his services through the 2021 NFL draft.
    Source: Pittsburgh Steelers on Twitter
    Feb 5, 2020, 3:06 PM ET
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    Rod Marinelli C, Las Vegas Raiders
    Raiders hired former Cowboys DC Rod Marinelli as DL coach.

    The hiring has been widely expected for weeks, but it is now official. He'll be replacing Brentson Buckner, who was just hired by the Cardinals, and focusing on getting the most out of Maxx Crosby and other defensive linemen. He worked alongside coach Jon Gruden in Tampa Bay. It's an experienced staff.
    Source: Raiders on Twitter
    Feb 5, 2020, 1:59 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,114
    Cole Luke DB, Carolina Panthers
    Panthers signed DB Cole Luke to a contract extension.

    It's been an uphill battle in the NFL for Luke since coming out of Notre Dame. He's been on injured reserve and the practice squad at times but was on the active roster for eight games in 2019. He'll be a depth option for the Panthers and their new coaching staff.
    Source: Panthers on Twitter
    Feb 5, 2020, 1:41 PM ET
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    Rich Scangarello C, Unsigned Free Agent
    NFL Media's Tom Pelissero reports former Broncos OC Rich Scangarello is expected to join the Eagles' offensive staff.

    The Eagles have an offensive coordinator opening, but it's unclear what job he's expected to take. In Denver, Scangarello showed some promise with below-average weapons but also got off script too easily in his first stint as an offensive coordinator, particularly with his situational play calling. Surrounding himself with other offensive minds would be a great way for him to fine-tune his craft.
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    Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter
    Feb 5, 2020, 12:04 PM ET
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    Brentson Buckner DL, Arizona Cardinals
    Cardinals hired DL coach Brentson Buckner.

    Buckner was let go by the Raiders last month, but his NFL experience was enough to get him another job quickly. A former 12-year NFL player, Buckner has since been a positional coach since 2013. He'll be working with one of the least talented defenses in the league in Arizona.
    Source: Darren Urban on Twitter
    Feb 5, 2020, 1:36 PM ET
  • IcemanIceman Posts: 6,114
    Thought he would have had a more productive career than he has had....

    Raiders, Richard agree to 2-yr extension
    By Jelani Scott NFL.com
    Published: Feb. 5, 2020 at 02:08 p.m.
    Updated: Feb. 5, 2020 at 07:03 p.m.

    Running back Jalen Richard is staying with the Raiders.

    According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, Richard has re-upped with the organization just in time to make the trip to their new home at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. The Raiders are giving him a two-year, $7 million deal, sources told Rapoport. He gets up to $8 million with $4.6 million fully guaranteed, Rapoport added. The team later confirmed the two-year extension.

    Often used as a change-of-pace, third-down back, Richard, 26, rushed 39 times for 145 yards in 2019. His ability to catch the ball out of the backfield has made him both a mainstay in the lineup and a vital target for Derek Carr; Richard caught 36 passes (43 targets) for 323 yards.

    The 2020 season will be Richard's fifth with the organization. He went undrafted out of Southern Miss in 2016, and signed with the Raiders as a free agent.
  • WTCMWTCM Posts: 12,282
    Gurley expected to be traded, while David Johnson might be cut... What a difference a year makes
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    edited February 6
    WTCM said:

    Gurley expected to be traded, while David Johnson might be cut... What a difference a year makes

    Where’s the Gurley news from? I heard the speculation about DJ.... 🤔
    If that’s so, good luck with that contract they gave him.
  • WTCMWTCM Posts: 12,282
    CoolHand said:

    WTCM said:

    Gurley expected to be traded, while David Johnson might be cut... What a difference a year makes

    Where’s the Gurley news from? I heard the speculation about DJ.... 🤔
    If that’s so, good luck with that contract they gave him.
    https://theramswire.usatoday.com/2020/02/05/nfl-rams-todd-gurley-trade-offseason/

    https://www.rotoworld.com/football/nfl/player-news/headlines/9533311?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
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