One of the deans of NFL assistant coaches is calling it a career.
A source told Sporting News that Richard Mann is retiring as Pittsburgh Steelers wide receivers coach.
The owner said Jones could be subject to a fine if he files a lawsuit, and he also would face the prospect of paying attorney fees for both sides, under league rules.
If he files a lawsuit, he could be subject to attorney fees and maybe a fine, the owner said.
The NFL informed Jones’s lawyer, David Boies, in a letter from a league attorney that it considers Jones to be engaged in conduct detrimental to the league. Jones could be fined or suspended if found guilty, and the Cowboys could be stripped of one or more draft picks. There have been reports of consideration by some owners of possibly forcing Jones to sell the Cowboys, a franchise with an estimated value of more than $4 billion.
Jones told owners on the compensation committee, which is negotiating Goodell’s five-year contract extension, that he had hired Boies and was considering a lawsuit to stop the extension. In a letter by a Cowboys attorney, Jones also accused Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank, chairman of the compensation committee, of misleading owners about the negotiations.
In five starts with the 49ers in 2017, Garoppolo completed 67.4 percent of his passes for 1,560 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions, a rating of 96.2. He also added one rushing touchdown to his stat line for the season.
Oh yeah — and he didn’t lose a single game as starter.
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Below are Garoppolo’s top 10 plays of 2017.