Chargers head coach Mike McCoy says he’s not concerned about job security, as ESPN.com’s Eric D. Williams writes.
“I’m taking this job one day at a time like I do every day,” McCoy said. “I just keep plugging away every day and put great plans in, week in and week out. And I take it one day at a time here.”
The Chargers are 21-22 under McCoy, and 1-1 in the postseason. The Bolts have struggled of late, losing 11 of their past 15 dating back to last season. McCoy has one year left on his deal beyond 2015 and it’s far from a certainty that he’ll get to coach through the end of that contract.
Here’s more from around the NFL:
- USC wanted to interview Bengals OC Hue Jackson for head coach job, but the timing of it did not and could not work out during the NFL season, sources tell Adam Schefter of ESPN.com (on Twitter). Jackson has been mentioned as a top candidate for NFL head coaching vacancies in 2016 and Bengals owner Mike Brown says he wouldn’t be surprised to see Jackson get another head coaching gig.
- Chris Johnson‘s injury could prove to be costly, as Ed Werder of ESPN.com (on Twitter) notes. Johnson signed a veteran’s minimum deal with the Cardinals that would have expanded to $2MM in compensation if he reached 1,300 yards and the Pro Bowl. Now, it looks like Johnson’s season could be over with 814 yards gained on the ground.
- The Bengals worked out cornerback Tony Carter today, according to ESPN.com’s Adam Caplan (via Twitter). Earlier today, it was reported that the Bengals auditioned six defensive backs in total, including Bradley Fletcher.
- Colts inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman is week-to-week with a Grade 2 hamstring injury, according to Stephen Holder of the Indy Star (on Twitter). Holder adds that Freeman will likely be “out for a couple of games or so.”