Even as they ratcheted up their efforts to pursue Pete Carroll, the Falcons continued their consideration of current league assistant coaches, and Jaguars defensive coordinator Mike Smith is the latest name to add to the list.
Ben Roethlisberger returned to practice Friday after missing two days with soreness in his right shoulder, but was officially listed as questionable on the club's injury report for Sunday's home game against the Jaguars.
Jacksonville QB David Garrard is quite a salary bargain for a starting QB. The Jaguars would be wise to address a new deal with Garrard quickly, given where the market has gone and will continue to go.
Despite generating only 229 yards in Sunday night's blowout loss to New England, quarterback J.P. Losman has retained the Buffalo Bills' starting job for next Sunday's key conference matchup at Jacksonville.