Monday Morning Senior Bowl Buzz

Monday was the start of Under Armour Senior Bowl week and we begin with some very interesting coaching news along with notes on pro and college players.

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 week's practices.




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