MOBILE, Ala. --
Monday began Under Armour Senior Bowl week and as per usual, there were plenty of scouts and
NFL personnel to be seen. Those NFL personnel men attended the Monday morning
player weigh-in and will then attend practices later today.
The UA Senior Bowl is also the sight of the annual coaches convention, where
unemployed coaches are able to find work.
Here's a look at some of the interesting rumors and stories we're following at
the present time:
- According to a league source, the Washington Redskins have interest talking to
former NFL coach Jim Fassel about their vacant head coaching position. Fassel
was fired as the Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator during the 2006 season.
- The Miami Dolphins are believed to have strong interest in hiring former NFL
assistant coach Dan Henning to fill their vacant offensive coordinator position.
Henning worked last as the Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator, but was fired
after the 2006 season. Henning worked for VP of football operations Bill
Parcells when Parcells was the head coach of the New York Jets.
Also in Miami, a league source notes to keep an eye on DE/OLB Rob Ninkovich. He
barely got any playing time this season but his role could increase in 2008.
Parcells was high on Ninkovich prior to the 2006 draft and felt he could be a
good fit for the 3-4 defensive scheme he ran with the Dallas Cowboys. Miami is
expected to keep running the 3-4 scheme in 2008.
- Look for the New Orleans Saints to address the middle linebacker position
during this year's draft since the team hasn't shown any interest in re-signing
MLB Mark Simoneau. Sources close to the veteran player expect him to be playing
elsewhere next season.
- With the decision already made that Trent Edwards will be their starting
quarterback in 2008 and beyond, a league source believes Buffalo Bills are
expected to start looking at trading QB J.P. Losman. In fact, discussions with
teams could commence here in Mobile this week. Losman will enter the 2008 season
on the final year of his deal. His base salary is quite low at just $650,000.
The team is also believed to be interested in signing a veteran receiver with
some size or they'll look toward this year's draft for help at the position.
Teams keyed on shutting down WR Lee Evans and no other receiver was a viable
threat opposite him.
- Scout.com has learned the Atlanta Falcons have an interview set up with
University of Delaware QB Joe Flacco for this week. Atlanta holds an early
second-round pick so that could be a team that really keys on him during this
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