The Miami Dolphins released wide receiver Brandon Gibson on Friday

“I know Ray and Brian want to get together,” Linta said. “Ray is very busy. I’m sure Ray will find the time between now and the start of free agency. Once those two get together we can move forward. Brian definitely knows how the coaching staff feels.”
When asked whether Hoyer wanted to come back, Linta noted only that Hoyer “is excited about the possibility of staying” in Cleveland.

Hoyer had a strong start to the 2014 season in leading the Browns to a 7-4 record, but really struggled down the stretch. He threw nine interceptions and completed less than 50 percent of his passes in his final five games as Cleveland finished with a losing record (7-9) for the seventh straight year.

Even with his solid numbers over the first few months, Hoyer finished the season among the league’s worst signal callers, and his stats were eerily similar to McCown’s. His passer rating (76.5) ranked just ahead of the former Bucs quarterback, while his completion percentage (55.3 percent) was slightly lower.

Whether McCown represents an upgrade over Hoyer is unclear, but what is certain is that the Browns once again are searching for a quarterback to lead the team in 2015.

The Miami Dolphins released wide receiver Brandon Gibson on Friday, according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Gibson was owed almost $3.5 million in 2015, and though at one point he was considered an up-and-comer, he struggled last season.

Washington, the team that just signed defensive lineman Ricky Jean-Francois on Thursday, made a couple big cuts in that area on Friday. They released defensive linemen Barry Cofield and Stephen Bowen on Friday, which saves them nearly $10 million in cap space for the 2015 season, according to John Keim of ESPN.

Bowen saved the team $5.5 million on his own. Both Cofield and Bowen have been effective at times, and at one point were anchoring what was considered a deeply talented defensive line. But injuries wrecked said line, and Washington is content to part ways with these two to make room for Jean-Francois, who should now step into a starting role.

Justin Houston is single-handedly destroying the Broncos

Kansas City Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston is destroying the Denver Broncos’ offensive line and getting pressure on quarterback Trevor Siemian consistently on Sunday Night Football.

Ty Sambrailo is playing right tackle for the Broncos, and he’s simply no match for Houston.

Houston blows by Sambrailo, gets to Siemian and chases him down for the sack. It was Houston’s second sack of the evening.

It didn’t take long for Houston to add a third sack, and this one paid dramatic dividends.

After the Raiders were penalized for roughing the passer on Sunday, Newton capped off the drive with a 3-yard rushing touchdown to tie things up, 7-7, in Oakland.

At the time, Turner said he hadn’t made a decision on whether or not he’d coach again — he’s only 64. Since then, he’s made it clear that he would like to continue under the right circumstances.

Where exactly would that be? Los Angeles invested a ton of draft capital in Jared Goff, and his career’s already off to a slow start. If the Rams opt to keep Jeff Fisher, you have to wonder if he could he bring in Turner and let him run the offense however he wants. Or, if Fisher gets fired, maybe the prospect of Turner as head coach could force the Rams to give him a look.

After Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Calais Campbell wasn’t flagged for a low hit on Newton in Week 8, Newton said it was “taking the fun out of the game” for him. League sources said that the hit should have been penalized, and Newton spoke to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell about the hits he was taking and the lack of flags.

Siemian did this while under consistent pressure from an aggressive Chiefs defensive front. Justin Houston sacked Siemian three times, including one safety.

Kendall Reyes added another sack in regulation. Tamba Hali sacked Siemian once in overtime.