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Hall of Fame executive Beathard dies


Four-time Super Bowl winner Bobby Beathard has died. He was 86.

A spokesman for the Washington Commanders said Beathard’s family informed the team that he died Monday at his home in Franklin, Tennessee.

Beathard was director of player personnel for two of Miami’s NFL championships in the 1970s and served as general manager for two more from Washington in the 1980s. He also scouted for Kansas City when the Chiefs won the American Football League title and reached the Super Bowl in the 1960s, and was a GM at San Diego when the Chargers got there in the ’90s.

As part of seven teams to reach the Super Bowl during his long front office career, Beathard was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2018.

Chargers owner Dean Spanos called Beathard “one of the best football talent judges in NFL history” in a statement.

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Eagles lineman accused of rape

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio — Josh Sills, a reserve offensive lineman for the NFC champions Philadelphia Eagles, has been charged with rape and kidnapping stemming from an incident in Ohio just over three years ago, authorities said Wednesday.

Eagles Sills rape allegation

This is a 2022 photo of Josh Sills of the Philadelphia Eagles.

AP file

Sills, an undrafted free agent who only appeared in one game this season, was placed on the commissioner’s exempt list. That means he won’t be able to train, play, or travel with the team as it prepares for the Super Bowl.

The NFL announced the move Wednesday and said the issue would be reviewed under the league’s personal conduct policy.

The rookie, who played in West Virginia and the state of Oklahoma, was indicted Tuesday by a Guernsey County grand jury in Ohio and ordered to appear in court on Feb. 16, four days after the Eagles defeated Kansas City in the Super Bowl Chiefs are supposed to play .

His attorney, Michael Connick, said the allegations were false and that Sills was being aggressively defended.

McCarthy prompts plays for cowboys

MOBILE, Ala. – Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy is expected to call games in 2023 after the club parted ways with offensive coordinator Kellen Moore.

Owner/general manager Jerry Jones told reporters Wednesday at the Senior Bowl that McCarthy will run a version of the West Coast offense he used when he called Green Bay games as head coach from 2006-2018.

Executive Vice President of Staff Stephen Jones hinted at philosophical differences between McCarthy and Moore, who retained the playmaker role for three seasons after McCarthy’s tenure.

The Los Angeles Chargers hired Moore as offensive coordinator Monday, a day after the Cowboys announced Moore’s departure.

Commanders talk to Lynn for an OC job

The Washington Commanders are interviewing Anthony Lynn for their position as offensive coordinator.

The team confirmed the interview on Wednesday. Lynn, the assistant head coach/running backs coach for the San Francisco 49ers, is the sixth candidate the Commanders have spoken to about the job.

Coach Ron Rivera personally interviewed Lynn in California days after the 49ers were flown home after their loss in Philadelphia in the NFC Championship game. Rivera was criticized by Washington radio stations on social media Tuesday for playing golf at Pebble Beach before hiring an offensive coordinator.

That process has been ongoing since Rivera fired Scott Turner on Jan. 10, less than 48 hours after the Commanders missed the playoffs with the NFL’s 20th offense. Turner’s sometimes odd play-calling and underwhelming results with multiple quarterbacks helped derail their postseason hopes.

Lynn, 54, offers a comprehensive resume, having coached the Los Angeles Chargers from 2017-2020 and served as the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions in 2021 before joining San Francisco. The 49ers have already lost defense coordinator DeMeco Ryans, who was hired by the Houston Texans as their next coach.

AP source: Ruhle files $5 million arbitration claim

CHARLOTTE, NC — Nebraska football coach Matt Rhule has filed an arbitration suit with the NFL against the Carolina Panthers for about $5 million in settlement, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday with.

Rhule was fired as the Panthers head coach on October 10. He has since hired top New York City trial attorney John Singer of Singer Deutsch LLP to handle the lawsuit, according to the person who spoke to AP on condition of anonymity over the arbitration suit has not been released.

A Panthers spokesman would not confirm the lawsuit and declined to comment to the AP. Rhule, who was reached via text message, also declined to comment.

CBS Sports was the first to report the request for arbitration.

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