NFL News and Rumors: Dillon Mitchell could turn heads in the NFL
NFL News and Rumors
The NFL offseason hasn’t yet started, but one thing is for certain: some teams start their offseason better than others.
Antonio Brown’s relationship with the Steelers is on the rocks while Latavius Murray’s future in Minnesota is a mystery.
Let’s get you caught up with the latest news and rumors around the NFL.
- Ducks’ Dillon Mitchell declares for the NFL draft
- Can Antonio Brown and the Steelers move forward?
- Hue Jackson to interview for Bengals coaching gig
- Is Latavius Murray out at Minnesota?
Dillon Mitchell declares for the NFL draft
Redbox Bowl offensive MVP Dillon Mitchell is headed to the NFL.
The Oregon Ducks record-setting receiver announced Wednesday that he is entering the 2019 NFL Draft.
Mitchell led the Pac-12 in receiving yards this season. He’ll enter the draft with 1,184 yards on 75 catches and 10 touchdowns.
While it's too early to predict what teams could target Mitchell, he's sure to make an immediate impact due to his athleticism and quick hands.
Can Antonio Brown and the Steelers move forward?
The Pittsburgh Steelers could soon part ways with star receiver Antonio Brown.
The seven-time Pro Bowler reportedly had an altercation with teammate Ben Roesthlisberger at a practice, missed multiple meetings, and is now ghosting his coach Mike Tomlin, who failed to reach Brown in recent phone calls.
Reports circulated that Brown had asked for a trade, according to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora. The Steelers, however, have not received a formal trade request from Brown.
Hue Jackson to interview for Bengals coaching gig
Hue Jackson has options in Cincy.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Bengals are expected to interview Jackson for the team’s vacant head coaching vacancy. Former coach Marvin Lewis ended his 16-year tenure with the team on Monday.
Jackson first joined former head coach Marvin Lewis as a special assistant after being let go from the Browns in October.
Bengals offensive coordinator Bill Lazor and special teams coach Darrin Simmons also interviewed for the position earlier this week.
Is Latavius Murray out at Minnesota?
Latavius Murray has had enough of being a backup for the Vikings, but does that mean he’s out at Minnesota? Not so fast.
According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Murray wants to compete for a starting spot in Minnesota, although he is currently the backup to Dalvin Cook.
“I want to play. I want to start. I’m not content with being in a backup role,” Murray said. “I want to compete, and Dalvin knows that.”
Murray, who will soon be 29, averaged 15.2 snaps and 7.9 touches through the Vikings final eight weeks of the season. If Murray truly wants to become a starter, he’ll likely have to look elsewhere for a starting gig. Murray will be an unrestricted free agent beginning in March.