Ian Rapoport

Ian Rapoport


National Insider for NFL Network and https://t.co/r2IXpGUBaj. Host of RapSheet and Friends podcast: https://t.co/qRLmUtMoVd. Husband of @thebanktress.

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Sources: The #Jets  are hiring Robert Saleh as their new head coach. @JosinaAnderson  on it first.

#Titans OC Arthur Smith has been the focus for the #Falcons  and those two sides have been talking, sources say. His #Lions  trip is now off. The #Eagles  have been monitoring, but all eyes on Atlanta.

Former national-title winning coach Urban Meyer is working toward finalizing a deal to be the next coach with the #Jaguars , per me and @TomPelissero . The deal is expected to be done soon.

The #Falcons  have identified #Saints  VP/Assistant GM for Pro Personnel Terry Fontenot as the favorite to be their next GM, sources say. They won’t do a deal until New Orleans is out of the playoffs, but signs point to him being the choice.

The #Lions  have agreed to terms on a 5-year deal with #Rams  Director of College Scouting Brad Holmes as their new GM, sources tell me and @TomPelissero . A meteoric rise for Holmes.

The #Dolphins  the list of candidates for their open OC job: #Clemson  OC Tony Elliott, #Chargers  QB coach Pep Hamilton, #49ers  run game coordinator Mike McDaniel, #Steelers  QB coach Matt Canada, and #Dolphins  RBs coach Eric Studesville and QBs coach George Godsey.

The #Panthers  are expected to hire VP of Football Operations Scott Fitterer as their new GM, sources tell me and @TomPelissero . A late addition to their interview process, he made a quick impression on the Carolina search team.

The official word from #Jaguars  owner Shad Khan. A big day.

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Sources: The #Steelers  are closing in on a deal to send star WR Antonio Brown to the Buffalo #Bills . There it is.

It’s Draft Day. Finally. We need this.

The #Raiders  have released WR Antonio Brown. Wow.

Former #Seahawks  QB Tarvaris Jackson died last night in a car accident in Alabama, a spokesperson for his employer Tennessee State tells me. Jackson, 36, was TSU’s QB coach. Along with Seattle, he also played for the #Vikings  and #Bills .

Sources: #Ravens  star QB Lamar Jackson tested positive for COVID-19.

Sources: Retired#Patriots  TE Rob Gronkowski has told New England that he’s interested in playing football again — and would want to do it with the #Bucs  and QB Tom Brady. A trade would have to be worked out for this to happen.

#Texans QB Deshaun Watson is extremely unhappy with the organization after owner Cal McNair informed him he would be involved in the GM and coach hiring process and provide feedback… but then did neither in the hire of GM Nick Caserio, sources say.

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