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Here's all that's gone down on the NFL's 'Black Monday' so far

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Here's all that's gone down on the NFL's 'Black Monday' so far

For 12 NFL teams, the Monday after Week 17 is the first chance to prepare for the upcoming playoff run.

But for the 20 other franchises, the Monday after Week 17 is known as "Black Monday," a day where changes are made and the offseason begins.

So, what's happened around the league? Let's catch you up.

FIRINGS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dirk Koetter barely survived 2017. He won't make it past 2018, though.

Tampa actually dismissed the coach right after their Week 17 loss, which dropped them to 5-11. In three years, he went 19-29.

New York Jets

The Jets got rid of Todd Bowles after four years. His 24-40 record includes a particularly bad 6-21 stretch in New York's past 27 outings.

This news is interesting for Redskins fans. Bowles played for Washington from 1986-1990 and, if the 'Skins decide to move on from defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, he could be a potential replacement.

Denver Broncos

The Broncos had back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since the early '70s. That spelled doom for Vance Joseph.

Denver started 2-0 this year but finished 6-10 overall. Joseph is a longtime defensive coach, so perhaps he can catch on elsewhere in a more specific role.

Arizona Cardinals

Steve Wilks won't even get a second chance. Arizona is dropping Wilks after just one season at the helm.

No offense in 2018 was worse than the Cardinals' unit. Wilks was a reputable defensive coordinator before his promotion in the desert, so look for him to get scooped up if he wants to go back to that level of coaching.

Miami Dolphins

It's three-and-out for Adam Gase in Miami. In those three campaigns, he finished a game under .500. He made the playoffs once.

He's just 40 and could return to an offensive coordinator role shortly. The Dolphins will now need to find a new head coach and also decide whether to move forward with Ryan Tannehill or another, younger QB.

Cincinnati Bengals

Marvin Lewis has told people in Cincinnati he will not be returning as head coach. The leader of the Bengals since 2003 is finally moving on.

Lewis' tenure was a long and complicated, but the bottom line is this: He was in charge of that team for a decade and a half and never won a playoff game. His tenure ends with a 131-122-3 record with seven playoff appearances.

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Redskins running back Derrius Guice being sued by his former agent

Redskins running back Derrius Guice being sued by his former agent

Despite missing much of his first two professional seasons due to multiple knee injuries, Derrius Guice is already one of the most popular players on the Redskins.

His personality helped raise his profile, which has led to a number of endorsement deals beyond his NFL rookie contract.

Now, Guice’s former agent has filed a lawsuit over not being paid in return for these deals.

The running back’s initial agent after leaving LSU was Fadde Mikhail, but Guice left his agency weeks before being drafted. He then signed with Young Money, and according to Mikhail in the lawsuit, was required to pay back the money he had been lent during the pre-draft process.

Per the lawsuit, Guice and Young Money have allegedly not repaid Mikhail, and the latter is now asking for $500,000. The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in a California court.

Guice has endorsement deals with Nike and Hyundai, in addition to other opportunities to earn money from his likeness and autographs. This supplemental income is what Mikhail’s suit is regarding, in addition to alleged pre-draft loans of $191,000.

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Stephen A. Smith thinks Redskins are drafting Chase Young despite positive health noise about Tua Tagovailoa

Stephen A. Smith thinks Redskins are drafting Chase Young despite positive health noise about Tua Tagovailoa

The NFL Draft begins in three weeks, and what the Redskins will do with the coveted No. 2 overall pick remains a hot topic of conversation.

There's a large consensus from many draft experts that the Redskins will select Ohio State pass rusher Chase Young, who many have deemed a generational talent. However, there are still rumors surfacing that Washington is interested in drafting Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa, but those have quieted down since the Redskins traded for QB Kyle Allen last week.

ESPN host Stephen A. Smith was asked if he thinks the Redskins should take Tagovailoa with the second overall pick, and he quickly shot down that notion.

"I've been told the Washington Redskins are not going to touch Tua," Smith said on First Take. "They're going after Chase Young. They're not drafting a quarterback. That's what I've been told."

Smith explained that pass rusher is arguably the second most important position on the field behind quarterback, and passing on a generational talent like Young would be a mistake. Additionally, Smith believes that Tagovailoa's durability concerns are not to be taken lightly.

"You can't have a question mark at the quarterback position due to talent, then bring in an additional question mark due to durability in arguably the most violent sport that we know," he said.

In the first part of his statement, Smith is referring to Dwayne Haskins, who the Redskins selected 15th overall last season. Haskins had his growing pains as a rookie but played his best football at the end of the season. New Redskins head coach Ron Rivera has preached wanting competition for Haskins, and he got his wish when he traded for Allen last week. The two are expected to battle for the starting job come training camp.

Tagovailoa has just recently fully recovered from a dislocated hip injury that he suffered last November. Last week, a video surfaced of the QB throwing for the first time since his injury.

On Thursday, a report from NFL Network's Mike Garafolo stated that Tagovailoa participated in a medical re-check administered by an independent doctor provided by NFL team physicians, and the results were "overwhelmingly positive." 

Despite the positive medical reports that have surfaced about Tagovailoa, Smith believes his durability is too much of a question mark to justify taking him over Young.

"He's the elite pass rusher in the upcoming draft. You've got the chance to take him with the No. 2 overall pick," Smith said on Young. "Could you imagine if they pass on him and grab Tua, then Haskins doesn't pan out and Tua gets hurt early? That would be problematic. You don't want that."

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