Bill Belichick: Josh McDaniels worthy of consideration for head-coaching job

Bill Belichick knows what it’s like to be a longtime NFL assistant coach in hopes of landing a head-coaching opportunity, and that seemed to be the impetus for him to tout three of his top staffers for that type of opportunity during his Tuesday conference call.

Specifically, Belichick was asked about a report on NBC’s “Football Night in America,” which was detailed by Pro Football Talk, that said offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was not included on an NFL Ken Griffey Authentic Womens Jersey preliminary list of head-coaching candidates for 2017. The list, which includes Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, is put together by the NFL’s Career Development Advisory Panel, according to PFT.

The Raiders emerged from Monday night’s victory against the Texans in Mexico City relatively healthy, though middle linebacker Perry Riley Jr. appeared to be suffering from a hamstring issue during the game. The problem from a team standpoint is that, because Riley wears the green dot communication helmet, adjustments have to be made quickly when he comes out of the game, and usually Malcolm Smith assumes the green dot helmet in Riley’s absence. Rookie Cory James and Ben Heeney, who’s on injured reserve, have also worn the green dot thus far this season.

The Chargers should get some players back after the bye week, with wide receiver Travis Benjamin (knee), safety Jahleel Addae (clavicle) and inside linebacker Denzel Perryman (hamstring) all on target to play on Sunday against the Texans. The addition of Addae, who missed nine games this season, will provide a boost to a San Diego pass defense ranked No. 28 in the league. “He has the most experience out of Michael Lorenzen Authentic Womens Jersey everybody in the room,” safety Dwight Lowery said about Addae. “So to bring his energy, physicality, passion and also knowledge of the defense is going to help us tremendously.”

Left tackle Taylor Lewan has a sprained left knee and is day-to-day after suffering the injury late in the Titans’ loss in Indianapolis. If he can’t go, the Titans are likely to play Dennis Kelly in his place. Kelly replaced Lewan after he was ejected early in Tennessee’s big Nov. 13 win over Green Bay. He plays as tackle-eligible in three-tight end sets. The Titans could bring in Brian Schwenke at left guard and move left guard Quinton Spain to left tackle on plays in which they want Kelly in that role.

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