Make us your home page

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Buckeyes' Meyer denies interest in any NFL job

Urban Meyer said Saturday he has no interest in any coaching job besides Ohio State's, responding to a report that the Browns plan to fire coach Mike Pettine and offer Meyer the biggest coaching contract in NFL history.

"I am proud and honored to be the head football coach at the Ohio State University," Meyer said in a statement. "I have no interest whatsoever in any other position outside of my job coaching the Buckeyes."

The website Chat Sports said Friday the Browns had plans to fire Pettine and hire Meyer. Meyer expressed interest in the Browns job after the 2013 season and the team reached out to him after last season as well, the site said.

Salary cap: The cap will grow by close to $10 million next year, to between $150 million and $153.4 million, owners were told at last week's meetings, ESPN reported. This year's cap is $143.3 million.

Bills: Running back Mike Gillislee, a former Gator, was added to the active roster from the practice squad. Rookie running back Karlos Williams (shoulder), a former Seminole, is out today against the Texans. That leaves just two healthy running backs besides Gillislee, starter LeSean McCoy and Boobie Dixon.

Colts: Owner Jim Irsay, a huge music fan, picked up Beatle Ringo Starr's first Ludwig drum set at an auction for $1.75 million. "Finally, after 45 years, the Beatles are together again," Irsay said in a text message to the Associated Press. Irsay owns prominent guitars from Paul McCartney, the late George Harrison and the late John Lennon.

Cardinals: Cornerback and special teams ace Justin Bethel signed a three-year contract extension good through the 2018 season. Bethel, 25, made the Pro Bowl as a special teams player the past two seasons.

Redskins: Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Cowboys after missing practice with an upper-respiratory illness.

Buckeyes' Meyer denies interest in any NFL job 12/05/15 [Last modified: Saturday, December 5, 2015 8:33pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Florida football has become something to be endured, not enjoyed


    The Jim McElwain era at Florida is something to be endured, not enjoyed.

    Florida Gators defensive lineman Khairi Clark (54) leaves the field after the Florida Gators game against Texas A&M, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, in Gainesville, Fla. The Florida Gators lost to the Texas A&M Aggies 17-16 MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
  2. Cannon Fodder podcast: Most important stat in Bucs-Bills game


    Greg Auman talks about the uncertainty at quarterback for the Bucs as they go to Buffalo in his latest Cannon Fodder podcast.

    Interceptions, such as this one by Brent Grimes against Arizona, will be the most important stat in Sunday's game.
  3. Dirk Koetter sounds Bucs alarm: 'They're the players that we have'


    The other day, Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith was asked about the lack of production and pressure from the defensive line, especially off the edge.

    Then it happened.

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (28) takes the field for the start of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers game against the New England Patriots on October 5, 2017 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.
  4. Superiority complex: USF continues to battle schedule, expectations


    Does USF deserve its No. 16 national ranking? Coach Charlie Strong says there's no doubt. He expects that his Bulls can match up with any Division I-A program. (Octavio Jones, Times)
  5. Rick and Tom podcast: Who will be the Bucs' QB on Sunday?


    Who the Bucs' quarterback will be Sunday against the Bills became clear as mud as Jameis Winston hasn't thrown all week but will take all the practice reps today.

    Will Ryan Fitzpatrick start for the Bucs Sunday in Buffalo?