Eagles part ways with Cullen Jenkins

Changes in Philadelphia are officially underway. The Eagles announced on Monday that they have released veteran defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. “I had a chance to speak with Cullen today and let him know of our decision,” GM Howie Roseman said, via PhillyMag.com. “It’s one of the most difficult parts of the job. He has been…

Rams hire Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator

Following his dismissal from the Cowboys on Tuesday, Rob Ryan quipped that he’d be out of work for “five minutes.” It took a little longer, but the end result was all the same. According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the Rams have hired Ryan as their new defensive coordinator. Ironically, the news…

Bears fire Lovie Smith after nine seasons

Several other coaches have already fallen on “Black Monday,” but none more surprising than Lovie Smith. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport reports the now-former Bears coach has been fired after nine seasons. The news is surprising given that Smith is coming off a 10-6 season and has accumulated an 81-63 career record, including a Super Bowl appearance….

With Hernandez out, Patriots sign Kellen Winslow

Just as I figured, the Patriots have added some insurance in the wake of Aaron Hernandez’s ankle injury. (Don’t worry, that pat on the back was merely figurative.) ESPNBoston.com reported Tuesday that the Pats agreed to terms with tight end Kellen Winslow on a one-year contract. The deal is pending a physical, which is no…

Matt Schaub defeats Dolphins, inks extension

Sunday couldn’t have gone much better for Matt Schaub. After throwing for 266 yards and a touchdown to defeat the Dolphins, 30-10, in the regular season opener, the Texans quarterback signed a four-year contract extension. The new deal, which keeps Schaub in Houston through 2016, is worth $62 million and includes $24.75 million in guarantees….

Patriots surprisingly release Hoyer, Branch, Koppen

Throughout Bill Belichick’s tenure, the Patriots have long been known as a team that has no problem going against the grain and parting ways with talented players. Whether it’s due to the numbers game or a financial issue, sentimentality is not big in New England. The Pats seem to make these moves annually and ……

Mike Wallace signs tender, still wants long-term deal

It took a little longer than expected, but Mike Wallace finally reported to Steelers headquarters. On Tuesday, the Pro Bowl receiver signed his one-year, $2.7 million tender following months of failed negotiations and the extension of fellow wideout Antonio Brown. Although pressed for time with the regular season around the corner, Wallace vows he’s “ready…