Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Dorrell, Henning, Pasqualoni mulling Miami offers

Dorrell, Henning, Pasqualoni mulling Miami offers
Former UCLA coach Karl Dorrell is expected to be named the wide receivers coach of the Miami Dolphins at some point this week, as Dorrell is believed to have chosen Miami over Kansas City acording to the Miami Herald.

Dorrell, who coached the wide receivers in Denver before jumping back to the college ranks, recently was fired by UCLA. If indeed he chooses Miami, the team is considering hiring former NFL head coach Dan Henning to serve as the offensive coordinator. The mind-set would be to groom Dorrell as Henning's successor to run the offense -- a transition that would likely be a rapid one since Henning is 65 years old.

Meanwhile, several Cowboys assistants are likely to decide Tuesday whether to join the Dolphins or stay in Dallas. Linebackers coach Paul Pasqualoni, defensive line coach Kacy Rodgers and secondary coach Todd Bowles all have contracts that will expire Tuesday.

Wife of ex-Cowboy Springs sues for malpractice
The wife of former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs is suing two doctors who she accuses of letting her husband slip into a coma last October.

Is Kiffin in trouble in Oakland already?

One of the rumors making the rounds at the Senior Bowl practice sessions is that there's trouble still brewing in Oakland. Coach Lane Kiffin has discovered he me may the the head coach of the Oakland Raiders but Al Davis runs all things black and silver.

Citing a league source, Profootballtalk.com is reporting Kiffin and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan are not on speaking terms. Davis wants Ryan. Kiffin doesn't. Several weeks ago, there were reports that the Raiders were preparing to fire Ryan. It also was reported that Ryan would be landing with the New York Jets. The team issued a strong denial, and all has been quiet since then.

It could be that Kiffin is in trouble, and that Davis is waiting for the dust to settle as to other head-coaching jobs or offensive coordinator positions at the NFL and NCAA level before cutting Kiffin loose.

Dungy decides to remain Colts' coach
Tony Dungy will coach at least one more season with the Indianapolis Colts, the team said Monday.

Holmgren to return as Seahawks coach in 2008
Mike Holmgren has decided to return as head coach of the Seattle Seahawks.

Former Titans DT Long critical following car crash
Former Titans defensive tackle Rien Long was in critical condition after he crashed his sports car into a rock wall while driving onto an interstate.

Bucs coach Gruden, GM Allen receive extensions
In the wake of the franchise's second division title in three seasons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday rewarded general manager Bruce Allen and head coach Jon Gruden with three-year contract extensions through the 2011 season.

Jones will pay $3 million bonues to keep Owens in Dallas

Get the popcorn ready! Terrell Owens will be returning to the Dallas Cowboys according to Foxsports.com. Owens might even get misty about it.

According to the website Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Tuesday that he will pay Owens a $3 million bonus due in March, essentially guaranteeing the wide receiver a spot on the team's 2008 roster.

"Yes, we're going to have Terrell back," Jones said after a morning Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium.

Will Cameron or Shurmur be Ravens' offensive coordinator

Ousted Mimai Dolphins coach Cam Cameron could have his next NFL job by the end of the day Tuesday.

An NFL source informed The Palm Beach Post that Cameron is close to becoming the next Ravens offensive coordinator. The Ravens on Friday named Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach John Harbaugh their new head coach. But another league source said there still is a decision to be made in Baltimore, confirming Cameron was a finalist along with Eagles quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur.

Harbaugh is said to be interested in filling his coordinator positions as quickly as possible, preferably Tuesday. Rex Ryan, the former Ravens defensive coordinator who interviewed to replace Cameron with the Dolphins, is a candidate to return.

Holmgren could make announcement on future Tuesday

The Seattle Times is reporting Mike Holmgren could annouce a decision on his coaching future as soon as today. Holmgren and his wife Kathy have returned from an Arizona vacation and sources indicate Holmgren has already been seen at the team's headquarters.

If Holmgren, who has one year left on a contract that was extended before the 2006 season, decides to leave, assistant head coach and defensive backs coach Jim Mora is widely considered to be the top candidate to replace him.

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