Saturday, Feb. 18
Bieniemy Hired as Commanders’ OC
The Washington Commanders announced Eric Bienemy as their new offensive coordinator. He will take control of head coach Ron Rivera’s offense while also earning an elevated, additional title of assistant head coach.
Bieniemy spent the past five seasons in Kansas City as the Chiefs’ OC, helping lead two Super Bowl-winning offenses and overseeing the development of quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
Bieniemy’s departure leaves the Chiefs with an opening at offensive coordinator, one of eight coordinator openings around the league. NFL Media reports that a familiar name, Matt Nagy, is the front-runner to fill that spot. Nagy is coming off his first season back with Kansas City, serving as a senior assistant and the quarterbacks coach. Nagy was previously with the team for five years as a quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, with his work there leading to a head coaching job with the Chicago Bears that lasted four seasons.
DeAngelo Hall Joins Panthers as Assistant
The Carolina Panthers have lured another big name to their new coaching staff under head coach Frank Reich, bringing in former Pro Bowl cornerback DeAngelo Hall as an assistant defensive backs coach, NFL Media reported.
This is the first coaching job Hall has held since retiring as a player in 2017. He will work with new defensive backs coach Jonathan Cooley under new defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, brought over from the Denver Broncos and one of the most popular head coach candidates this hiring cycle.
As a player, Hall was a three-time Pro Bowler during his 14-year playing career, primarily playing for the Washington Commanders and Atlanta Falcons. He is the most recent player and one of only 12 in NFL history to intercept four passes in one game.
Vikings, LB Coach Manusky Done
The Minnesota Vikings and linebacker coach Greg Manusky are parting ways, per source, ESPN reported.
Minnesota is making its transition to defensive coordinator Brian Flores.