AFC Notes: Ray Rice, Coaches, Tryouts

Ray Rice‘s grievance hearing against the Ravens will take place on January 15 and 16, a source tells Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun. We heard last week that Rice’s representatives were working with the NFL to schedule a date for the hearing, and it looks like an agreement has been struck. Rice, of course, has already won his reinstatement to the league after Judge Barbara S. Jones overturned his indefinite suspension. In this matter, Rice will seek to recoup the more than $3.5MM in salary he lost as a result of his release, which he believes was unfounded. Here’s more from the AFC…

  • Rex Ryan is likely to leave the Jets this offseason, albeit involuntary, but one other New York coach would like to leave on his own accord. As Mark Berman of My Fox Houston writes, Thomas McGaughey, the Jets’ special teams coordinator, would like to become the head coach at the University of Houston, his alma mater. McGaughey, 41, is in his first season directing Gang Green’s special teams, and previously served in the same capacity at LSU from 2011-13. He was a defensive back at Houston from 1991-95.
  • With firing season inching ever closer, Alex Marvez of Fox Sports’ looks at which head coaches may soon be out of a job, and a pair of AFC coaches are listed. Rex Ryan and Joe Philbin, in Marvez’s view, could soon be shown the door by the Jets and the Dolphins, respectively.
  • The Jets worked out fullback/linebacker Mario Harvey and LB Uani ‘Unga today, according to Rich Cimini of (Twitter link) and the New York Post’s Brian Costello (Twitter link).
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