AFC Notes

<b><u>Miami Dolphins <br></u></b><br> Eagles' Childress Likely to Spark Interest in Coaching Search <br><br> Every year right after the regular season ends, there are usually a few hot coaching names and Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brad Childress will be one of them.

Although head coach Andy Reid actually calls the plays on Sunday's, Childress is heavily involved in the game planning each week. He has also done an excellent job of handling QB Donovan McNabb. It's also important to note that Childress coached current Dolphins QB A.J. Feeley before he was traded away from the Eagles.

Pittsburgh Steelers

Parker Makes a Fast track to Important Role

Rookie RB Willie Parker may be no.4 on the depth chart but come this Sunday, he could very well move up two rungs.

With starting RB Duce Staley (hamstring) questionable again and no.3 RB Verron Haynes (toe) doubtful to play, Parker has a realistic chance to have a big role in Sunday's game against the arch rival Browns.

Haynes normally sees a lot of time on third downs but since veteran RB Jerome Bettis is slated to handle the bulk of the carries again should Staley be out, Parker will take over the third down role.

Parker, an undrafted free agent out of the University of North Carolina, had an outstanding training camp and the team is very high on him. In fact, according to an NFL source, the Steelers spurned trade offers for him before the final roster was set for the season.

Cleveland Browns

Bryant Ready for First Start

All off-season, the Cowboys kept hearing how enigmatic WR Antonio Bryant felt he was deserving of a starting role. It never happened.

After having a run in with head coach Bill Parcells, Bryant never could get the increase in playing time he wanted and was dealt to the Browns.

The mercurial Bryant will likely be given a chance to start at least for one game due to starting WR Andre Davis (toe) doubtful to play this week against the Steelers.

Bryant is the type of physical receiver that the club covets and has the kind of explosiveness to make plays.

With Bryant's contract set to expire after the 2005 season, he'll need to take advantage of any opportunities he gets at serious playing time.

Houston Texans

Armstrong Could Have a Bigger Role in The Future

When the team signed little known undrafted free agent WR Derick Armstrong last year, not many thought he could make the roster. It's not like University of Arkansas at Monticello is known at producing NFL prospects.

Not only did Armstrong make the roster but also he was able to play in half of their games.

In his second season (2004), he won the no.4 job. He also has two six-catch games and has one game with over 100 yards.

With veteran WR Corey Bradford set to become an unrestricted free agent after the season is over, Armstrong could have an even bigger role in 2005.

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