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Category: Around the League

Chad Ochocinco changing last name back to Johnson

If he even has a job in the NFL next season, Chad Ochocinco will have a new name on his jersey. The current New England Patriots wide receiver will change his last name back to Johnson. Ochocinco, 34, made the announcement on his twitter page last Wednesday saying, “I’ll be Johnson on July 4th.” He […]

Steelers Likely to Cut Hines Ward

The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to cut 14-year veteran wide receiver Hines Ward, sources told the NFL Network, via ESPN.com. It’s a decision that is being based not only on money, but production as well. Ward, 35, lost his starting gig for next season and would most likely return to the team as the No. […]

Pagano, Colts Bluffed by Steelers’ Linebackers Coach about team’s D-Coordinator Position

In a twist of events, Pittsburgh Steelers linebackers coach Keith Butler cancelled an interview for the Indianapolis Colts’ defensive coordinator’s job and has decided to remain in Pittsburgh, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Butler was the clear-cut favorite to take over the defense under new Colts head coach Chuck Pagano and had a meeting planned […]

Roethlisberger Disgruntled with Steelers’ Hierarchy for Forcing Arians Out

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is more than displeased that Bruce Arians will not return as offensive coordinator, and plans to meet with team president Art Rooney II about the matter after playing in the Pro Bowl on Sunday, according to a story by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “When I get back, I’m going to go […]

Pagano Named Colts’ Head Coach

The Indianapolis Colts have hired Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano as head coach, according to ProFootballTalk’s Mike Florio. Pagano, 51, was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2011 after severing three seasons as secondary coach. In his time, he improved the Ravens’ defensive ranking from 10th in 2010 to third this season. Known for his […]

Chuck Pagano to Interview for Colts’ Head Coaching Vacancy

Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano will interview for the Indianapolis Colts’ head coaching vacancy Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hired by head coach John Harbaugh as the team’s secondary coach in 2008, Pagano was promoted to defensive coordinator this past season and experienced substantial success. The Ravens ranked third in total defense, and […]

Steelers Sign Former Ravens QB Troy Smith

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed former Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback Troy Smith to a futures contract, according to Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Smith, a former Heisman Trophy winner, was selected in the fifth-round of the 2007 draft by the Ravens and was released by the team before the start of the 2010 regular […]