Paul Dunn

North Notes: Perriman, Browns, Bears

Rookie wide receiver Breshad Perriman has yet to make his regular season debut for the Ravens, and it sounds like that probably won’t be happening anytime soon. According to Ian Rapoport of (via Twitter), Perriman re-injured his PCL over the weekend, and underwent arthroscopic surgery, performed by Dr. James Andrews. Perriman will now be sidelined indefinitely, says Rapoport.

While there were a handful of exciting young receivers selected in the first round of this year’s draft, many of them have yet to make an impact on the field — Perriman and Kevin White are battling significant injuries, and DeVante Parker, Phillip Dorsett, and Nelson Agholor have combined for just 13 overall receptions through three weeks. Among this year’s first-round wideouts, only Amari Cooper, who has 20 catches for 290 yards, is off to a fast start.

Here’s more from out of the league’s two North divisions:

  • The Browns are bringing aboard former Falcons and Texans offensive line coach Paul Dunn, according to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, who reports (via Twitter) that Dunn is expected to replace Andy Moeller as the club’s main offensive line coach. Per Mary Kay Cabot of (Twitter link), head coach Mike Pettine stressed that George DeLeone is acting as the Browns’ OL coach for now, so we’ll have to see how the roles play out.
  • Having signed a two-year extension with the Browns, quarterback Austin Davis views the new contract as a sign of the team’s trust in him, as Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal details. Ulrich also notes that the base salaries on Davis’ deal are $1.35MM for 2016 and $1.7MM for 2017.
  • As first reported by Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune (Twitter link), the Bears brought in punters for a tryout today, with Pat O’Donnell having missed Wednesday’s practice. Punters Spencer Lanning and Steve Weatherford, along with long snapper Patrick Scales, participated in the workout, tweets Jeff Dickerson of
  • After the Bears jettisoned multiple defensive players this week, a number of veterans on the team may be wondering if they’re next, writes Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. One player who spoke to Finley, tight end Martellus Bennett, acknowledged that the possibility of being traded or cut is always present, and it’s just part of the business. Earlier today, I asked whether we’ll continue to see Chicago make more moves in advance of the trade deadline.

South Notes: Koetter, Bucs, Jaguars

Albert Breer of the NFL Network (on Twitter) wonders if the hiring of Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator will affect the Buccaneers draft plans. With Greg Roman at the helm, he might have envisioned them selecting Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. With Koetter there instead, Jameis Winston makes more sense for Tampa Bay, in Breer’s opinion. More from the South divisions..

  • Koetter’s experience in helping to develop Matt Ryan will be a plus as the Buccaneers prepare to draft a QB, tweets Rick Stroud of WDAE 620.
  • In a radio appearance earlier tonight, Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell said that coach Gus Bradley is “heading the search” for the team’s next offensive coordinator, according to Ryan O’Halloran of The Florida Times-Union (on Twitter). Caldwell went on to say that he plans on interviewing candidates from teams that are still in the playoffs and he’s in no hurry to make a hire, as Alex Marvez of FOX Sports tweets.
  • The Texans are not retaining offensive line coach Paul Dunn for a second season on Bill O’Brien‘s staff, per Mark Berman of FOX 26 Houston (Twitter link).