Fired Browns coach disputes owner’s claim of ‘discord'
Fired Browns coach Hue Jackson disputes owner Jimmy Haslam’s assertion there was “internal discord” on the coaching staff.
Jackson was dismissed by Haslam on Monday after going 3-36-1 over two-plus seasons. The owner cited a personality clash as the main reason he fired his fourth coach in six years along with offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
While appearing on ESPN, Jackson acknowledged he didn’t win nearly enough and said any disagreements he had with Haley or other assistants were nothing beyond what’s normal in the NFL.
Jackson said he doesn’t regret hiring Haley, but felt he was “on the clock” and needed to bring in a qualified play caller after going 1-15 and 0-16 in his first two seasons.
Jackson said he’s gone public so quickly after his firing because he wants people to understand “I’m human just like anybody else. So what am I supposed to do? I’m not going to go crawl into a hole and say pull the covers.” Bills: Redskins: Williams underwent thumb surgery in Pittsburgh and will not be available to play against the Atlanta Falcons. … Receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle) and running back Chris Thompson (ribs) have also been ruled out.
Saints: De’Angelo Henderson and safety Ibraheim Campbell to make room on the roster for McGuire and Miles.
Broncos: Denver will be without starters Bradley Roby, Darian Stewart, Brandon Marshall and rookie returner DaeSean Hamilton for their game against the Houston Texans on Sunday. The Broncos activated safety Su’a Cravens off injured reserve and replaced receiver Isaiah McKenzie with River Cracraft on Friday. NFL: The league is kicking off its ‘Salute to Service’ initiative to honor the nation’s military men and women, veterans and their families. Each team will designate an upcoming home game to salute military heroes.
49ers: One of the team’s cheerleaders kneeled during the playing of the national anthem Thursday night, presumably to carry on the protest started two years ago by Colin Kaepernick. It’s at least the second time a member of the team’s Gold Rush squad took a knee during the anthem.