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49ers’ Christian McCaffrey misses another practice, vows to play vs. Eagles

San Francisco 49ers star running back Christian McCaffrey missed his second straight practice with a calf injury but said that he will be available for the NFC Championship Game (Sunday, 3 p.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports App). McCaffrey played through the calf injury during a divisional-round win over Dallas but hasn’t practiced this week. When asked Thursday …

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The Carolina Panthers hire Frank Reich as head coach

The NFL head coaching carousel had slowed down a bit lately, but another team spun out of the rotation on Thursday. The Carolina Panthers have hired former Colts head coach Frank Reich to lead the team. Reich was chosen over several candidates, including interim head coach Steve Wilks. Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson was once the betting favorite to become …

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Panthers hire Frank Reich: Lawyer representing Steve Wilks says ‘there is a legitimate race problem in NFL’

Despite his impressive work as the Panthers’ interim head coach, Steve Wilks was not chosen to be Carolina’s permanent coach. The job instead went to Frank Reich, who was fired by the Colts nine games into the 2022 season.  Attorney Douglas Wigdor, who represents Wilks in Brian Flores’ pending racial discrimination case against the NFL, issued a statement after the …

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LeBron James earns historic 19th selection

When will LeBron James pass Kareem Abdul Jabbar for most points all-time in NBA history? USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt breaks down LeBron James’ legacy as he passes Magic Johnson for all-time assist, while on his way to passing Kareem Adbul Jabbar for most points all-time. USA TODAY As LeBron James nears Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s all-time NBA scoring record, he made …

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Should Jets pursue Aaron Rodgers after hiring Nathaniel Hackett? | SPEAK

The New York Jets fired their now-former offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur with new hire Nathaniel Hackett. He was fired after one season with the Denver Broncos but was previously the Green Bay Packers OC, where Aaron Rodgers won two MVPs. Rodgers expressed the likelihood of leaving Green Bay. Now that Hackett is in New York, will the QB follow him? …

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Steelers assistant Brian Flores interviews for Vikings DC vacancy

The nationwide tour of Pittsburgh Steelers senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach Brian Flores continued on Thursday. According to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson, Flore interviewed for the defensive coordinator vacancy with the Minnesota Vikings. Flores has interviewed for multiple defensive coordinator openings in addition to this one since the Steelers season ended. Flores has also interviewed for the head coaching …

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Is Brock Purdy the QB of 49ers future? | SPEAK

Brock Purdy is entering the game of his young career (once again) as the San Francisco 49ers hit the road to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Championship Game. Purdy is 7-0 since taking over for Jimmy Garoppolo after injuring his foot. If he were to beat Philly, he would be the first rookie in NFL history to …

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Jerry Jones said he wants me to coach here as long as Tom Landry

The late Tom Landry coached the Dallas Cowboys for nearly three decades (1960–1988) during his Hall of Fame career. If Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has it his way, Mike McCarthy will have a similar tenure in Dallas – according to the current Cowboys head coach. “As far as my relationship with Jerry (Jones) … we are in an excellent spot. …

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What Kevin Warren’s hire could mean on the field for Chicago Bears

Carmen Vitali NFC North Reporter The Chicago Bears announced the hiring of team president Kevin Warren last week, in conjunction with the retirement of their current president, Ted Phillips. Warren has lived multiple lives within the industry, from being a practicing lawyer to opening his own agency and representing athletes, to working in football administration for the Detroit Lions and as an …

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