Extra Points: Manning, Hughes, Arians

Following Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins, Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes was seen on video yelling at official Roy Ellison. The player was restrained by a team employee before being led back to the locker room.

ESPN’s Mike Rodak tweets that the veteran will not face a suspension for the incident, although ProFootballTalk.com’s Charean Williams says Hughes could still be fined. Meanwhile, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport tweets that Ellison has been placed on administrative leave while the NFL continues to review the matter. Hughes accused the umpire of calling him a vulgar name, and Rapoport notes that Ellison was suspended back in 2013 following an incident with Trent Williams.

The 30-year-old Hughes is having another productive season with Buffalo, compiling 31 tackles, six sacks, and three forced fumbles through 12 games.

Let’s check out some more notes from around the NFL…

  • Bruce Arians is apparently very focused on the Browns head coaching job. According to ESPN’s Josh Weinfuss (via Twitter), the 66-year-old has “probably very little” interest in the Packers gig. The two-time AP NFL Coach of the Year winner previously said he would only consider becoming a head coach again if he were hired by Cleveland, where he was an offensive coordinator between 2001 and 2003. After serving as the Cardinals head coach for five seasons, Arians retired at the end of the 2017 campaign.
  • During an appearance on WFAN660, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur was non-committal when asked about Eli Manning‘s status heading into next season. “Those are offseason discussions,” he said (via SNY’s Ralph Vacchiano on Twitter). “I’m really pleased with how he’s played of late. … I can’t answer that. I’m fond of everything Eli brings to the table.” The 37-year-old Manning has been having a solid season, completing a career-high 67.9-percent of his passes for 3,263 yards, 15 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
  • The Vikings will audition Calgary Stampeders quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell this week, reports Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune (via Twitter). The 28-year-old has won a pair of Grey Cup MVPs and two CFL Most Outstanding Player awards during his seven seasons in the league. Mitchell also won the Walter Payton Award during his time at Eastern Washington. The Vikings are currently rostering Trevor Siemian and Kyle Sloter behind Kirk Cousins.
  • Former Seahawks and Patriots cornerback Brandon Browner was sentenced to eight years in prison after he pleaded no contest to attempted murder, reports TMZ Sports. The 34-year-old was accused of breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, where he then “allegedly chased her, dragged her and then smothered her in a carpet.” Browner also pleaded no contest to two counts of child endangerment, while the remaining chargers (including robbery, burglary, and false imprisonment) were dropped.
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7 comments on “Extra Points: Manning, Hughes, Arians

  1. jb19

    Wow had no idea about Browner. What a moron… Arians called the most recent browns game. He seems very interested in coaching Baker Mayfield. Mayfield has impressed me, less one half of last week’s game against the Texans of course. He’s improved as the season has gone on. Browns should be able to compete next year. Steelers won’t be dethroned until Ben is gone.

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  2. Edmund Dantes

    Another former Patriot that’s now a convicted murderer… Besides cheating by spying with cameras and being caught for cheating and punished by the NFL, I guess murder is also “The Patriot way.”

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    • Clark K

      1. Attempted murder get your facts straight bud.
      You had to include the Patriots because…. he played 1 season for him 4 years ago? And regarding Hernandez he was released as soon as it came out. If you don’t know what you’re talking about keep your mouth shut.

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  3. Scott Sandars

    As a Stampeders fan, I hope Bo Levi doesn’t get a contract in the NFL, but I’m sorta surprised the Redskins aren’t looking at him.

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    • crosseyedlemon

      He’s better off staying in the CFL where he will get to play. Better money in the NFL but all he would be doing down there is walking around the sidelines with a clipboard.

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  4. crosseyedlemon

    Even the Cardinals aren’t desperate enough to bring back Bruce. Arians should stay in the broadcast booth.

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