The NFL regular season ended two weeks, but there is plenty of action going on around the league. Along with the playoffs reaching the conference championship games this weekend, five of the NFL head coaching vacancies have already been filled with just the 49ers vacancy remaining. Check out the latest news on that & more in our NFL Rumors Roundup:
Shanahan expected to get 49ers head coaching job
San Francisco appears to be close to settling their coaching search. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is expected to get the job after Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels withdrew himself from consideration.
#Patriots OC Josh McDaniels tells reporters “at this time it’s just best for my family and myself to remain here in New England.”— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2017
Previous reports have indicated that Shanahan would accept the 49ers job if offered, as he is intrigued the challenge of a total rebuild.
Shanahan has been the offensive coordinator of the Falcons for the past two seasons, and has been an OC in the NFL since 2008, working for the Texans, Redskins and Browns before taking the Falcons job.
Kelly interviews for Jags OC job
As for San Francisco's old head coach, Chip Kelly, he interviewed for the Jacksonville Jaguars' offensive coordinator position on Monday and expects to get the job, according to multiple reports:
Source: Chip Kelly is at EverBank Field today, presumably meeting about #Jaguars offensive coordinator position. No word on potential offer.— Hays Carlyon (@HaysCarlyon) January 16, 2017
Chip Kelly went into #Jaguars OC job interview believing he was going get an offer. Has some assistant hires ready. Good chance it happens.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2017
Kelly was interviewed by the Jaguars for their vacant head coaching position before they promoted offensive line coach Doug Marrone to head coach.
Sherman played through MCL injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll revealed on 710 ESPN Radio that star cornerback Richard Sherman played the entire second half of the season with an MCL injury:
"Honestly, I didn't realize we hadn't revealed it," Carroll said. "I don't even remember what game it was. It was somewhere in the middle -- I don't know. He was fine about it. He didn't miss anything. The same with Russell [Wilson]. He was fine about it. I don't know how they do that, but they did.
"I'm feeling like I screwed that up with not telling you that because that happened, but he was OK. So I don't know. He never missed anything, which is probably why."
Sherman will not need to have surgery in the offseason. He recorded 58 tackles with four interceptions and 13 passes defensed this seasonBack to the NFL Newsfeed