Bears' Bennett: Trestman will be 'excellent coordinator' for Ravens
Marc Trestman lasted only two seasons as the
"Trestman, I think, first off, the issue that he had, probably, was managing us all, all the different personalities," Bennett said. "There's a lot of big personalities (in the locker room). And I think, for a first-time head coach in the NFL, dealing with all the personalities that you have, I think that's hard when you got guys like me, you know, (Brandon) Marshall ... Lance Briggs on defense, (Charles) Tillman.
"There's so many guys with such outgoing personalities that managing those guys and bringing them all together is what a leader needs to do, you know? And that's one of the toughest things."
Although Trestman was fired in late December, he wasn't out of work for long, landing the job as the
"Calling plays, he was excellent," Bennett said. "I think he's going to be an excellent coordinator for the Ravens. Strategically, he was great. But on the field, guys just weren't executing.
"A lot of it comes back to the player preparation. If you're not preparing to a high level, then the coaches can only do so much; the game's not played on paper, it's played on grass. On paper, we look great. On grass, we looked bad."
Marijuana charges dropped against LeGarrette Blount in Pennsylvania
Blount and Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell were pulled over and arrested for pot possession in August, a day before a preseason game. Blount satisfied his penalty by working community service in Boston. He will not have to appear in court in Pittsburgh next week.
Seahawks leaving playing status decision up to Richard Sherman
"If (Sherman) is faced with that decision, we'll support him," Carroll said, per the Associated Press. "I can't wait to see little Petey."
Sherman said Thursday that his unborn son isn't due for another couple of weeks, and added "he was going to do his father a favor" and wait to be born until after the Super Bowl.
Vikings' Adrian Peterson to begin probation on Wednesday
Peterson will begin community service, and will undergo counseling to determine whether he has a drug problem. Peterson will report to a probation officer once a month in order to take a drug test. The strict drug testing stems from an Oct. 8 pre-trail urinalysis. Peterson admitted to "smoking a little weed," though the results from the test were never disclosed.
Probation officials will also determine whether Peterson needs to attend parenting classes.
Per his plea agreement, Peterson was fined $4,000 and ordered to perform 80 hours of community service. He's required to perform at least 16 hours per month, which would allow him to complete to program prior to training camp.
Peterson is under contract with the Vikings for next season, and is set to earn $12.75 million. The team is not allowed to communicate with Peterson during his suspension.
Austin Collie signs with CFL's BC Lions
"I’m excited to be joining the Lions and very much look forward to playing in the CFL," said Collie. "The wide-open play of the Canadian game and the passion of fans across the league is going to be a lot of fun to experience."
Collie played four seasons with the Colts and one with the Patriots. In his last NFL action, he caught four passes for 57 yards in the 2014 AFC Championship Game.
Browns hire Joker Phillips to coach wide receivers
Phillips compiled a 13-27 record at Kentucky from 2010 to 2012. He has extensive coaching experience at the college level, but he will be coaching for the first time in the NFL next season.
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy: 'I don't want to take less money'
"I know how hard it is to keep a team together and I want to be part of this team. But I don't want to take less money," McCoy said. "I want to figure a way to make it happen [where] we're all together."
McCoy, who is due to count $11.95 million against the cap in 2015, turned in his fourth 1,000-yard season in the last five years in 2014, finishing with 1,319 rushing yards on 312 carries and 155 receiving yards on a career-low 28 receptions. All five of his touchdowns came on the ground.
Jets hire Jimmie Johnson to coach tight ends
Johnson was previously the tight ends coach of the Vikings from 2006 to 2013. He has 10 years of experience as an NFL tight end, including two years as a teammate of Jets head coach Todd Bowles.
The Jets also added two assistant coaches to the staff Thursday. Daylon McCutcheon, who was a starting cornerback with the Browns for seven seasons, joins the team as a defensive backs assistant. Ryan Slowik, who worked with Bowles on Arizona's staff the past two seasons, will serve as a defensive line assistant and as defensive quality control.
49ers name Tom Gamble senior personnel executive
Gamble spent eight years in the 49ers' front office before joining the Eagles during the 2013 offseason. After two seasons in Philadelphia as the vice president of player personnel, Gamble and the organization parted ways in late December. He was reportedly a candidate for several general manager openings during the 2014 offseason but declined to interview, indicating his preference to stay in Philadelphia.
In his last tenure with the 49ers, Gamble spent his last two seasons with the organization as the director of player personnel. He previously served as the team's director of pro personnel.
Bills' Rex Ryan won't commit to EJ Manuel as starting QB
When asked about who his starting quarterback would be in 2015,
"We're going to exhaust every resource we can," Ryan said. "We'll look at free agents. We'll look at the draft. We'll look at anything."
The Bills have former first-round pick
"To say that he's definitely going to be the guy, it's way too early to say that," Ryan said.
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