Wide receivers coach David Culley, a longtime assistant under coach Andy Reid, is expected to take a job as the quarterback coach for the Buffalo Bills under new head coach Sean McDermott, multiple sources told The Star on Monday evening.
The departure of Culley means a loss of significant experience in both the NFL and with Reid’s West Coast offensive style. The 61-year-old Culley first joined the college coaching ranks in 1978 and migrated to the NFL in 1994. Culley’s top pupils include current Washington receiver DeSean Jackson and Chiefs receiver Jeremy Maclin.
The contract’s reported annual value of $12.5 million is fourth-highest among NFL linebackers, only behind the Denver Broncos’ Von Miller ($19.08 million), the Kansas City Chiefs’ Justin Houston ($16.83 million) and the Green Bay Packers’ Clay Matthews ($13.2 million).
Inside linebacker D.J. Alexander, who was previously chosen as an alternate, has been added to the Pro Bowl roster as a special-teams player and will head to Orlando, Fla., a source told The Star on Monday morning.
The Kansas City Chiefs have extended their long snapper, James Winchester. This information comes according to his agent.
The Kansas City Chiefs are picking 27th this year which right in best available territory. It’s too late in the draft to assume too much about who will or won’t be available. Sticking with the best player available combined with the Chiefs needs is the way to go and what GM John Dorsey has mostly done in his time in Kansas City.
1. Pass rusher: There is no shortage of pass rushers at the Senior Bowl this week, and Texas A&M defensive end Daeshon Hall (6 feet 6, 260 pounds) might be the best of the bunch. He was overshadowed this year by potential No. 1 pick and fellow edge rusher Myles Garrett, but Hall actually had more quarterback pressures than Garrett (12 to 10) and is a former basketball player with long levers and good physical traits. Another player to keep an eye on is Houston outside linebacker Tyus Bowser (6-3, 240), who finished with 8 1/2 sacks in only eight games. Galko thinks Bowser would have led college football in sacks and tackles for loss had he not suffered a midseason eye injury. "NFL teams really like him — I’m not sure why the rest of the draft community isn’t bullish on him," Galko said.
For the NFL, I don’t for the Super Bowl, but I do have some Pro Bowl cleats that I’m doing. I’m doing stuff for Travis Kelce [of the Kansas City Chiefs] and a bunch of the [Minnesota] Vikings that got nominated. I’m sure that some will come; it’s always last minute with these guys.
"Brock Olivo is an intelligent and accomplished coach who we believe will be very successful as a special teams coordinator," Head Coach Vance Joseph said. "Being a former player who was primarily a special teams player, Brock understands the mindset, work ethic and importance of this phase of the game. Working under Dave Toub in Kansas City, Brock learned from a special coach and has the right experiences as a No. 2 guy that have prepared him to be the coordinator."
"We are excited to add Mike Groh to our coaching staff," Doug Pederson said in a statement furnished by the Eagles. "Mike brings with him a vast array of experience coaching wide receivers in the NFL and college. Over his career, he has demonstrated a great ability as a teacher and as a motivator and we look forward to him getting started in Philadelphia."