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Josh McCown, QB | HOU

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

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NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports the Texans are "targeting" Josh McCown and Lovie Smith as assistants.

The Texans were shredded for giving McCown a head-coaching interview over more qualified candidates, but all signs point to the former quarterback as being a future NFL coach. Being hired as a QBs coach or passing-game coordinator would be a reasonable start. Smith would bring a lot of experience to first-time head coach David Culley, and he's available after being fired by Illinois last December. The Texans have their offensive coordinator in Tim Kelley.

T.Y. Hilton, WR | IND

Wed, Jan 27, 2021

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Colts Would Like To See T.Y. Hilton Return

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said that he would love to have impending free-agent wide receiver T.Y. Hilton return in 2021. The 31-year-old had 56 catches, 762 receiving yards and five touchdowns in 15 games for the Colts in 2020. The four-time Pro Bowler had a stretch from 2013-16 where he had four straight seasons of 1,000 yards receiving, but he's been in decline the last two years, combining for 101 receptions, 1,263 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2019 and 2020. Losing Andrew Luck under center certainly didn't help and Hilton's decline in production has certainly hurt his fantasy stock heading into the 2021 season, but he did have a three-week stretch from Week 12 to Week 14 where he reminded us of the Hilton of old. He's unlikely to be anything more than a WR3 for fantasy managers next season, but it will depend on whether he stays in Indy and who the quarterback is, or where he winds up in free agency if he departs.

Jason Witten, TE | LV

Wed, Jan 27, 2021

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Jason Witten Retiring Again

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Jason Witten is retiring from the NFL and plans to sign a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Dallas Cowboys in March when his deal with the Raiders expires. The 38-year-old played 16 seasons for the Cowboys and spent the 2020 campaign with the Raiders. No tight end in history has played more than his 271 career games, with only Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez recording more catches and yards at the position. Witten was a third-round pick in 2003 and developed into one of the best tight ends in history. The 11-time Pro Bowler is the Cowboys all-time leader in receptions (1,215) and yards (12,977) and is second in touchdown catches (72). Witten had four 1,000-yard seasons and played in a team-record 255 games, including a franchise-record 245 starts. The future Hall of Famer missed just one game in his career due to a broken jaw as a rookie.