Vic Fangio will leave Washington’s headquarters today without an agreement in place to become the club’s defensive coordinator, sources tell Mike Jones of the Washington Post (Twitter link). Nothing official is expected to be announced today regarding Washington and the ex-49ers DC, but Fangio doesn’t have any other interviews lined up (Twitter links via John Keim of ESPN.com). Washington’s search for Jim Haslett’s replacement has been a bit murky, as previous reports had indicated Joe Barry was the favorite to land the job, but a resolution figures to be reached in the coming days. More from the East divisions…
- Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota declared for the 2015 draft last week, and the Heisman winner admits he’s thought about playing for the Eagles and Chip Kelly, Mariota’s former college coach. “Obviously my relationship with Coach Kelly, it’d be a lot of fun to be a part of that offense and be a part of that team ,” said Mariota, via Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com. “But for me, any team that wants me to be part of their club, I’m all for it. Whatever happens, happens, and I’m looking forward to the process.”
- Under head coach Joe Philbin, the Dolphins have developed a tendency to rid themselves of any player who either engages in off-the-field trouble or displays a lack of respect towards authority, writes Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, who adds that that line of thinking lead Miami to deal cornerback Vontae Davis before he became a top-notch DB. This offseason, the club will have to make decisions on players like Mike Wallace, Jared Odrick, and Rishard Matthews, all of whom have clashed with management.
- Rich Cimini of ESPN.com runs down some Jets storylines, including why Todd Bowles entered into a QB-needy situation, whether running back Chris Ivory will fit with the club’s new offense, and the importance of Chan Gailey, who will reportedly be New York’s new offensive coordinator.