University of Kentucky defensive coordinator Matt House will not be taking the linebackers coaching job with the Kansas City Chiefs after all.
According to Yahoo Sports’ Terez Paylor, although House wanted to join the Chiefs, Kentucky ultimately decided to not let House out of his contract after originally agreeing to a buyout.
The Chiefs will now have to re-start their search to replace Mike Smith, who joined the Green Bay Packers, back in January, to take the same role.
Chris Johnson Retires as Titan
Former NFL running back Chris Johnson signed a one-day contract with the Tennessee Titans so that he can retire with the team he has spent the best years, and the majority of his NFL career with.
Johnson also believes that if he was a feature back, he could still surpass 1,000 yards rushing in a complete NFL season
“Shoot, that’s not even a question” Johnson said, according to Jim Wyatt of the Tennessee Titans’ official team website . You put me in an offense where I’m the starting back, there’s no way I wouldn’t get 1,000 yards,” said Johnson. “I could still do it, but it’s time to move onto the next situation.”
“Tennessee, that’s the first organization that gave me a chance to make my dreams come true,” Johnson said. “I have so many great memories in Tennessee and was able to do so many things with the Titans. It’s an organization I always want to be considered a part of.
“I grew up in Tennessee. I went from being a kid to a grown man here. I might have grown up as a kid in (my hometown of) Orlando, but I was still a kid in Nashville when I got there. The team and the city, they’ve always shown me so much love. I have great memories from my days with the Titans, so many on the field and in the city. I’ve always loved Tennessee, and I always will because I’ve always felt so much love.”
Bengals Pick Up Option on William Jackson
The Cincinnati Bengals have picked up the fifth-year option on cornerback William Jackson, according to an official team announcement.
A former 2016 first round pick, Jackson missed his rookie season due to injury, and played in a reserve role when he returned the following season.
Jackson became a starter in 2018, starting all 16 games for the Bengals and although he did not record a single interception, he was graded highly by Pro Football Focus for his coverage.
Ravens, Justin Tucker Agree to Contract Extension
Tucker’s new deal will include an $8 million signing bonus and $12.5 million fully guaranteed during the first two seasons of the new deal, a record for kickers.
Tucker’s new deal will keep him Baltimore through the 2023 season.
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