Thursday, January 24, 2013
NFC East links: Chip Kelly filling out staff
By ESPN.com staff
The Cowboys have targeted Auburn assistant Rich Bisaccia for their special-teams coaching vacancy, Todd Archer reports.
Jay Ratliff didn’t get the message after the death of teammate Jerry Brown, so maybe cutting him will make it clear, writes ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins.
The recent spate of changes in Dallas -- overhauling the coaching staff, changing the team’s defensive philosophy, taking play-calling duties away from coach Jason Garrett -- runs counter to what Garrett had been preaching from Day 1: Stick to the plan. Rainer Sabin of the Dallas Morning News has the story.
New York Giants
Ohm Youngmisuk continues his Giants top-five lists with a look at injuries to monitor in the offseason, leading with receiver Hakeem Nicks.
Big Blue View reviews the performance of the special-teams unit during 2012, and looks ahead with the outlook for next season.
The Eagles will reportedly hire Ed Donatell, who has been the 49ers' secondary coach the past two seasons, as defensive coordinator, reports Cam Inman of the Bay Area News Group.
After bringing Dave Fipp aboard as special-teams coach, new head coach Chip Kelly is close to adding veteran offensive mind Bob Bicknell and Mike Dawson, with whom Kelly coached at New Hampshire, to his staff, CSNPhilly.com reports.
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall had surgery to repair damage to his right pinkie finger, the Post reported; he is expected to be free of his splint in about a month and ready for rehab work.
Wide receiver Joshua Morgan had surgery recently. Details on the surgery haven't been revealed, but on Friday Morgan published a photo of himself in a hospital bed with a "giant cast around his right foot, ankle and lower leg," according to Rich Campbell of the Washington Times.
A couple of Redskins players avoided being "catfished" when they found out that a woman they communicated with via Twitter turned out to be a fake, reports the Washington Examiner's John Keim.