Eric Mangini

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LeBron in NFL? Browns Coach Says Suit Up

Woeful Cleveland willing to give NBA star a shot

(Newser) - If LeBron James really wants to try football, Eric Mangini will find room on his roster. “I think he should come on down,” the Browns coach tells the Cleveland Plain Dealer . “The guy’s a freak athletically.” James may be an NBA star now, but he... More »

Fib Over Favre Injury Costs Jets, Mangini $125K

NFL levies fines against team, GM and former coach for not reporting injury

(Newser) - The NFL hit the Jets, GM Mike Tannenbaum, and former coach Eric Mangini with $125,000 in fines for not reporting Brett Favre’s injured arm last season, Bloomberg reports. Favre, now with the Vikings, spilled the beans a week ago that he played hurt the final weeks of the... More »

Cowher Will Talk to Jets About Coaching Job

Former Steelers coach considered after Mangini firing

(Newser) - The New York Jets and former Steelers coach Bill Cowher have agreed to meet as early as this week to discuss the team's coaching vacancy, the Daily News reports. The Jets fired Eric Mangini following the team's late-season collapse and are prepared to offer big money and concessions to woo... More »

Jets, Lions, and Browns Sack Head Coaches

Departure follows end-of-season collapse

(Newser) - With the NFL season freshly over, the New York Jets, the Cleveland Browns, and the Detroit Lions have fired their coaches, the Washington Post reports. The Lions' Rod Marinelli was sacked after having the NFL's first 0-16 season. The Jets' Eric Mangini, at 37 the NFL’s youngest head coach,... More »

Pats-Jets Forecast: Frosty in Every Way

Tension between Belichick and Mangini goes much farther back than Cameragate

(Newser) - When the videotaper and the whistleblower meet again tonight, a Boston snowstorm won't be the most bitter element in the air at Foxborough. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Jets helmsman Eric Mangini clashed most infamously over signal stealing during their last matchup in September, but the bad blood runs... More »

Vilma's Season in Doubt

Mysterious knee injury initially denied by New York's defensive leader

(Newser) - Jets linebacker Jonathan Vilma may be out for the season with a knee injury, reports the New York Daily News; the extent and source of the injury are still shrouded in mystery. The signal-caller of the defense was uncharacteristically removed from several plays in New York's loss to Cincinnati over... More »

NY Jets Trade Kendall to Skins

Team jettisons disgruntled lineman for 5th-round draft pick

(Newser) - The Jets traded left guard Pete Kendall to the Redskins yesterday after months of tension with the 11-year veteran. Kendall, a three-year starter with the Jets, had been refusing to participate in team functions because he was dissatisfied with his contract. In exchange for Kendall, New York will pick up... More »

Injury Sidelines Jets' RB Jones

New York newcomer goes down in preseason practice

(Newser) - New York Jets running back Thomas Jones suffered a leg injury during a preseason practice yesterday. Jones, recently nabbed from Chicago to solidify the Jets' backfield, planted his right foot awkwardly during a training routine and fell to the field, where a trainer attended to him. The Jets did not... More »

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