NFL-National Football League roundup


Feb 8 (The Sports Xchange) - The Indianapolis Colts announced Saturday that they hired former Cleveland Browns coach Rob Chudzinski as special assistant to head coach Chuck Pagano.

Chudzinski and Pagano have previously worked together in the college and National Football League ranks for eight seasons.

Pagano served as a graduate assistant at Miami during Chudzinski's freshman year at the school in 1986. They then were assistant coaches with the Hurricanes from 1995-2000 and spent the 2004 season with the Cleveland Browns.

Chudzinski has 20 years of coaching experience, including the last 10 seasons in the NFL. He most recently coached the Browns for one season in 2013. He was let go after the team finished 4-12.

Before joining the Browns, Chudzinski spent two years (2011-12) as offensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. He also had two stints with the San Diego Chargers, serving as assistant head coach/tight ends (2009-2010) and tight ends coach (2005-06). In between, he was the Browns' offensive coordinator.

Chudzinski began his NFL coaching career in 2004 as the Browns' tight ends coach.

- - -

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams is scheduled to be arraigned on Feb. 24 for misdemeanor criminal mischief and trespassing charges, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

The charges relate to an unspecified incident in December, it reported.

Williams played six games in 2013 before he was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury. He finished with 22 catches for 216 yards with two touchdowns after signing a six-year, $40 million contract extension before the season.

(Editing by Larry Fine)

What to Read Next