NFL NOTES Chargers close to hiring Lynn
He started season as Bills’ running backs coach, then rapidly climbed in ranks
SAN DIEGO— Thursday began with the Chargers choosing a new city.
It ended with them closing in on a head coach.
The newest Los Angeles franchise is in negotiations with Anthony Lynn, the Buffalo Bills’ interim head coach and offensive coordinator, a source said Thursday night. It would complete a dramatic rise for Lynn, 48, who began 2016 as Buffalo’s running backs coach, became its offensive coordinator in September and then interim coach in late December. Before that, he put in his time. Lynn entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie running back, one with stout size at 6-foot-3 out of Texas Tech. He bounced around from the Broncos in 1993, 49ers from 1995 to 1996 and then the Broncos for the next three years. In 1997 and 1998, he won a Super Bowl, the first of which was played in San Diego.
He worked as a running backs coach for the Jaguars, Cowboys, Browns, Jets and Bills for 12-plus seasons prior to last season’s opportunity to replace Greg Roman, who was fired two games into the year. Lynn then replaced a fired Rex Ryan for the final game of the season.
The Chargers dismissed Mike McCoy on Jan. 1 after a four-year tenure. They relocated from San Diego on Thursday after a 56-year run. police officer.
District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. says the video evidence supports only summary citations for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Charges of aggravated assault involving the officer and a simple assault charge for Porter’s actions with the bouncer are among the other charges being dropped.
Porter was arrested and jailed hours after the Steelers’ openinground playoff win against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
Porter’s attorney says the DA’s decision shows that Porter isn’t the “exceedingly drunk, violent” and “disrespectful” person he was made out to be. Deters injury while also being monitored in the NFL’s concussion protocol after being injured two weeks ago in Detroit.
Rollins was limited Thursday. He has played in 13 games this season, making 10 starts. Dolphins: Burke