Aaron Wilson’s NFL News and Rumors: Ravens hire Sashi Brown, Jaguars won’t retain ST coach

What are the latest news and rumors from around the NFL as head coaching searches wind down and the league has descended on Mobile?

We are in one of the busiest times of the year for NFL news and rumors. Head coaching searches are coming to a conclusion, Senior Bowl practices are in the books, and both free agency and the 2022 NFL Draft are looming in the not too distant future. Pro Football Network’s NFL Insider Aaron Wilson has been on the ground in Mobile, Alabama, bringing you all the latest news and rumors.

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NFL News and Rumors | Chiefs signed WR

Chiefs signed WR

The Kansas City Chiefs signed former University of Pennsylvania wide receiver Justin Watson, according to his agency.

He visited the Chiefs on Friday.

The Chiefs worked out several players, including pass rusher Shane Ray.

They also worked out tight end Josh Pederson, Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Pederson’s son, defensive back Brandin Dandridge and defensive end Jonathan Woodard.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Rams worked out punter Brock Miller.

Ravens hire Sashi Brown

The Baltimore Ravens have a new team president, as they’ve hired former Cleveland Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown.

Brown replaces retiring team president Dick Cass. Cass, 76, was instrumental in owner Steve Bisciotti’s acquisition of the franchise from the late Art Modell. Cass is highly respected in NFL circles as a top executive and lawyer who has advised Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and other league officials prior to joining the Ravens.

Brown was previously the president and special advisor to the Washington Wizards and Monumental Sports after being fired by the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland fired Brown after the 2017 season. The Browns went 1-27 under his direction with Hue Jackson as the head coach. However, they operated under a “Moneyball” concept. They piled up draft picks and salary-cap space during that span to build for the future.

Brown was in charge of planning and operations for the group that controls the Wizards, Washington Mystics, and the Capital City Go-Go of the G League.

Jaguars moving on from Nick Sorensen

The Jacksonville Jaguars, now that they’ve hired new head coach Doug Pederson, are moving on from several former Urban Meyer staff members. The Jaguars are not retaining special teams coordinator Nick Sorensen, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Sorensen worked for the Seattle Seahawks previously. He was their secondary coach after previous stints as assistant special teams coach and assistant defensive backs coach. Sorensen originally replaced special teams coordinator Brian Schneider in Jacksonville when the latter left for personal reasons.

A former Miami Dolphins safety, Sorensen played collegiately at Virginia Tech and went undrafted. He also played for the Jaguars and Cleveland Browns. His NFL career ended due to a neck injury.

A four-year letterman, Sorensen was a converted quarterback who also played linebacker in college.


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