Why Deshaun Watson is unhappy with Texans, and what comes next

Why Deshaun Watson is unhappy with Texans, and what comes next

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6:00 AM ETSarah BarshopESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Packers for ESPN Milwaukee
Marquette University graduateHOUSTON — The Houston Texans took a step toward moving past their 4-12 season and previous regime when they hired former Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio as their general manager on Thursday.
But instead of getting to celebrate the hire, Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair reportedly upset his franchise quarterback Deshaun Watson with the hiring process.
According t..

Who’s the host? Rodgers to get ‘Jeopardy!’ flip

Who’s the host? Rodgers to get ‘Jeopardy!’ flip

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5:29 PM ETRob DemovskyESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Packers for Green Bay Press-Gazette from 1997-2013
Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year as selected by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters AssociationGREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers is making a return to “Jeopardy!” This time, however, the Green Bay Packers quarterback will be the host instead of a contestant.
He revealed Tuesday that he has been asked to be a guest host for an episode of his favorite game show — one he appea..

Gus Bradley tabbed by Raiders to be crew’s DC

Gus Bradley tabbed by Raiders to be crew’s DC

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12:53 PM ETPaul GutierrezESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years
Member of Pro Football Writers Association
Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports IllustratedHENDERSON, Nev. — The Las Vegas Raiders hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator, nine days after finishing an 8-8 season that began with a 6-3 record.
Defensive shortcomings down the stretch hurt the Raiders, who fired Paul Guenth..

Lamar cautious of potential 1st snow recreation vs. Payments

Lamar cautious of potential 1st snow recreation vs. Payments

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7:44 PM ETJamison HensleyESPN Staff Writer CloseUniversity of Maryland graduate
Lives in the Baltimore area with his wife and sonOWINGS MILLS, Md. — Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson has never played a game in the snow, and he doesn't want that streak to end in Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game in Buffalo against the Bills.
Asked about his experience about playing in the snow, Jackson said: “Zero. Saturday would be my first time playing football in the snow, if it does. ..

Sources: Pagano to retire; Nagy more likely to keep

Sources: Pagano to retire; Nagy more likely to keep

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8:22 PM ETJeff DickersonESPN Staff Writer CloseDickerson covers the Chicago Bears for ESPN's NFL Nation. He is the co-host of “Dickerson & Hood” on the ESPN Radio national network, and is heard in Chicago on ESPN 1000.CHICAGO — Chicago Bears defensive coordinator and former Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano has decided to retire, league sources told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.
The Bears are likely to retain head coach Matt Nagy and general manger Ryan Pace, sources said.
Pa..

Ex-Texans nice backs Watson, slams Easterby

Ex-Texans nice backs Watson, slams Easterby

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4:06 PM ETSarah BarshopESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered the Packers for ESPN Milwaukee
Marquette University graduateHOUSTON — Former Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson tweeted his thoughts on the current situation surrounding quarterback Deshaun Watson's displeasure with the team, saying, “If I'm [Watson], I will stand my ground.”
“The Texans organization is known for wasting players careers,” the former All-Pro receiver added. “Since Jack Easterby has walk into the building not..

Schottenheimer out after Three years as Seattle OC

Schottenheimer out after Three years as Seattle OC

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7:22 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN SEATTLE — In a surprising move, Brian Schottenheimer is out as Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator after three seasons.
The Seahawks announced the decision Tuesday, citing “philosophical differences” as the reason for the parting, while calling Schottenheimer, 47, a “fantastic person and coach.”
This comes after a disappointing end to an odd season in which the Seahawks scored the most points in franchise history but slogged their way through the second half. Th..

Dallas Cowboys should give Dan Quinn expertise or protection will not enhance

Dallas Cowboys should give Dan Quinn expertise or protection will not enhance

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Jan 11, 2021Todd ArcherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered NFL since 1997, Cowboys since 2003
Previously covered Bengals and Dolphins
Lives in Dallas area with his wife and two childrenFRISCO, Texas — Welcome to the Dallas Cowboys, Dan Quinn. Now, go make this defense into something.
The Cowboys finished 23rd in the NFL in yards per game in 2020. They allowed the second-most points per game in 2020 and the most points allowed in a season in franchise history (473). They allowed the second-most rushi..

Smoked Sausage, Black Pearl, Ferrari Right: How Kansas City Chiefs creatively name their wild plays

Smoked Sausage, Black Pearl, Ferrari Right: How Kansas City Chiefs creatively name their wild plays

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2:00 PM ETAdam TeicherESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star
Joined ESPN in 2013KANSAS CITY, Mo. — While experimenting during a break at Kansas City Chiefs practice earlier this season, Patrick Mahomes got the idea to go in motion before returning behind center to receive the snap.
Mahomes later went to coach Andy Reid with an unconventional idea for a play using the quarterback in motion. The next thing Mahomes knew, Reid and the offensive assistants made the..

Burrow seems to throw in Feb., Week 1 focused

Burrow seems to throw in Feb., Week 1 focused

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1:01 PM ETBen BabyESPN Staff Writer CloseESPN Staff Writer
Previously a college football writer for The Dallas Morning News
University of North Texas graduateCINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow knows the recovery process after his knee surgery is long and will be littered with small benchmarks.
One of the next major ones is less than a month away. In his first media availability since October, Burrow said he hopes to start throwing again in mid-February, which will mark 12 weeks since h..

Seahawks GM prolonged by way of 2027 NFL draft

Seahawks GM prolonged by way of 2027 NFL draft

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2:14 PM ETBrady HendersonESPN SEATTLE — The Seahawks have extended general manager John Schneider, the team announced Tuesday.
Schneider's five-year extension runs through the 2027 draft. The extension the team recently gave coach Pete Carroll runs through the 2025 season, so the Seahawks have their top two decision-makers under contract together for the next five seasons.
“For the last decade, John and head coach Pete Carroll have formed a tremendous partnership and the Seahawks have esta..

Conviction tossed for killer of ex-Saints star

Conviction tossed for killer of ex-Saints star

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1:46 PM ETAssociated Press The U.S. Supreme Court has thrown out the manslaughter conviction for the man who shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith to death in 2016.
Monday's order in favor of Cardell Hayes had been expected. In December 2017, a jury convicted Hayes by a vote of 10-2 on charges of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in the death of Smith and the wounding of Smith's wife, who was struck in the leg by gunfire. But the Supreme Court has since ruled that such c..

Colts LT Castonzo retires after 10 NFL seasons

Colts LT Castonzo retires after 10 NFL seasons

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11:41 AM ETMike WellsESPN Staff Writer Close Previously worked at Indianapolis Star, covering the Indiana Pacers for nine seasons
Also covered Vikings for St. Paul Pioneer PressINDIANAPOLIS — Colts starting left tackle Anthony Castonzo has decided to retire after playing 10 seasons in the NFL, he announced Tuesday.
“As a kid, it was my dream to play in the NFL. I played my first full season of tackle football in second grade,” Castonzo said in a statement. “Now I have played my last. As I sit ..

Gus Bradley tabbed by Raiders to be staff’s DC

Gus Bradley tabbed by Raiders to be staff’s DC

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12:53 PM ETPaul GutierrezESPN Staff Writer CloseCovered Oakland Raiders for CSNBayArea.com and Sacramento Bee for eight years
Member of Pro Football Writers Association
Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports IllustratedHENDERSON, Nev. — The Las Vegas Raiders hired Gus Bradley as their new defensive coordinator, nine days after finishing an 8-8 season that began with a 6-3 record.
Defensive shortcomings down the stretch hurt the Raiders, who fired Paul Guenth..

Ex-Eagles coach Doug Pederson would not be ‘Philly Particular’ with Jets

Ex-Eagles coach Doug Pederson would not be ‘Philly Particular’ with Jets

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Jan 12, 2021Rich CiminiESPN Staff Writer CloseLongtime Jets beat writer for New York Daily News
Syracuse University graduateFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — When Joe Douglas was introduced as the New York Jets' general manager, he thanked about a dozen people from his past, including Doug Pederson. He mentioned Pederson among a handful of members from the Philadelphia Eagles' organization, saying, “We will walk together forever in the history of pro football” — a reference to their Super Bowl ti..

Ex-Eagles coach Doug Pederson would not be ‘Philly Particular’ with Jets

Ex-Eagles coach Doug Pederson would not be ‘Philly Particular’ with Jets

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6:00 AM ETRich CiminiESPN Staff Writer CloseLongtime Jets beat writer for New York Daily News
Syracuse University graduateFLORHAM PARK, N.J. — When Joe Douglas was introduced as the New York Jets' general manager, he thanked about a dozen people from his past, including Doug Pederson. He mentioned Pederson among a handful of members from the Philadelphia Eagles' organization, saying, “We will walk together forever in the history of pro football” — a reference to their Super Bowl titl..