October 24, 2012

NFL Notebook: Browns' ex-boss misses coaching

The Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio – On his way out as Browns president, Mike Holmgren would not rule out a return to coaching in the NFL.

Holmgren, who is stepping down after three years in Cleveland, would not commit Tuesday to staying for the remainder of this season to work with new owner Jimmy Haslam. Holmgren said he would like to help Haslam and incoming CEO Joe Banner in their transition, but doesn't know if that will be possible.

"I want to feel like I'm contributing," Holmgren said. "If I could help one player or one coach be a little better and I feel like I'm contributing, that could happen."

Holmgren said one of his only regrets during his time with the Browns was "we did not win enough games. I'm hoping the table is set for the future."

As for his own future, Holmgren said he misses coaching and hinted at a return to the sideline.

"I don't know," said the 64-year-old, who led Green Bay and Seattle to the Super Bowl, winning one title with the Packers. "I do miss the coaching part."

The Browns are just 10-29 with Holmgren as president.

 

BILLS: A Buffalo development group unveiled a proposal to build a $1.4 billion waterfront sports and entertainment complex that would include a new stadium for the Bills.

Presenting his plan to city officials, Nicholas Stracick described his company's proposal as having the potential to preserve the Bills' long-term future and change the city's rust-belt image.

 

STEELERS: Center Maurkice Pouncey is expected to return to the lineup Sunday, and running backs Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman might do the same.

Pouncey, an All-Pro center, will practice Wednesday after missing the game in Cincinnati on Sunday due to a right knee sprain. Mendenhall (Achilles) and Redman (ankle) "have a chance" of playing as well Sunday, Coach Mike Tomlin said.

 

REDSKINS: Washington released running back Ryan Grant and brought back running back Keiland Williams.

 

PANTHERS: Coach Ron Rivera said the midseason firing of GM Marty Hurney sends a clear message to him and others in the organization that nobody's job is safe.

Rivera said Carolina's final 10 games are "an evaluation process" and he hasn't ruled out firing assistant coaches or cutting players for underperforming.

He said "in a situation like this is, when action is being taken, it doesn't mean the action has stopped. By no means is it over."

The underachieving Panthers are 1-5 this season entering Sunday's game at Chicago and just 7-22 in two years under Rivera. The 50-year-old Rivera is in the second year of a four-year contract.

 

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