Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz could get a second interview from the Arizona Cardinals regarding the head coaching job.
Minnesota Vikings DT Shamar Stephen (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Friday, Jan. 19, and has been ruled out of the NFC Championship game. CB Mackensie Alexander (rib) did not practice and is listed as questionable. WR Adam Thielen (back) was limited during practice and is listed as questionable. SS Andrew Sendejo (concussion) fully participated in practice but is listed as questionable. S Anthony Harris (knee) and C Pat Elflein (shoulder) fully participated in practice and are not on the injury report.
Michigan State C Brian C. Allen has impressed scouts during practices for the East-West Shrine Game, and an AFC scout said Allen has the upside of an NFL prospect because of his technique and understanding of leverage.
Northern Iowa WR Daurice Fountain has been one of the most impressive players during practices for the East-West Shrine Game, and his 'athleticism is legit,' according to an NFL scout.
New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will thrive if Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur becomes the next head coach of the Giants as expected, according to WR Stefon Diggs, 'because Pat knows how to get people the ball.'
Atlanta Falcons RB Tevin Coleman could remain a part of the backfield beyond 2018, according to general manager Thomas Dimitroff.
Cincinnati Bengals TE Tyler Eifert will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, and Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer gives Eifert a 10 percent chance of re-signing with the Bengals.
Houston Texans assistant secondary coach Anthony Midget has been named as the team's new defensive backs coach. The team also hired former Miami Dolphins running backs coach Danny Barrett as their new running backs coach.
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed S Malik Golden, LB Darnell Leslie and P Matt Wile to Reserve/Future contracts Friday, Jan. 19. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
The Chicago Bears have hired former Denver Broncos special teams coach Brock Olivo as their assistant special teams coach.
The Arizona Cardinals are expected to try to have a second interview with New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores next week regarding their head coaching position.
Louisiana State running backs coach Tommy Robinson interviewed for the Cleveland Browns running backs coaching position Friday, Jan. 19, according to a source.