Report: Chuck Pagano will serve as NFL consultant

Chuck Pagano will return to the NFL this season, but he won’t be on the sideline. Pagano will take the fall off from coaching, instead working for the league as a consultant during the 2018 season, Troy Renck of Denver7 reports. Pagano’s father, Sam, was inducted into the Colorado Sports Hall of Fame earlier this week. Peyton Manning also earned induction in the Class of 2018. The Colts fired Chuck Pagano as head coach after six seasons. Thirteen other Colts’ coaches found jobs in the NFL or a collegiate program, according to Andrew Walker of the team website.

The go-to book “This Day In New York Sports,” published in 1998, reminds us that tomorrow is the anniversary of the first televised game of an NCAA Tournament final — coach Hank Iba’s Oklahoma A&M, led by Bob Kurland’s 23 points, 43-40 win over North Carolina in the previous Garden. It was shown here on WCBS.

Love it when after a kid hits a line-drive shot Bill Raftery says, “He must’ve played in a church league.” Church gyms, among others where kids once first played indoors, had low ceilings.

Friday, NFL Network reported the Eagles had agreed to a revised contract with Foles for the 2018 season that also includes a mutual option for 2019 that would allow him to hit the free agent market. Last year, Foles signed a two-year contract that would turn into a five-year deal if Foles remained on the Eagles’ roster in February 2019.

Now, Foles will have the option to simply opt out and become a free agent, thus allowing him to pursue opportunities as a starting quarterback, if he so desires.

Per Ian Rapoport , Foles received a $2 million signing bonus and can earn several millions in incentives if he’s the starter and hits various benchmarks.

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Of course, much of that will depend on the health of Wentz, the Eagles’ star quarterback who tore his ACL last season, which allowed Foles to take the reins at quarterback late in the season and guide the Eagles to their first-ever Super Bowl victory. Wentz is targeting a Week 1 return, though it’s presently unclear if he’ll be ready in time. With Wentz’s playing style, it’s no guarantee he lasts a full 16-game schedule anyway. steelers_127

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