The Buccaneers fired six assistants, including offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Bill Muir, offensive assistant coach Jay Gruden, defensive quality-control coach Johnny Cox, defensive quality-control coach Ejiro Evero, head strength and conditioning coach Mike Morris and assistant offensive line coach George Yarno.
Panthers owner David Tepper expected to be patient with head coach Matt Rhule as Carolina works on turnaround
Although the Carolina Panthers' losing streak has run to nine games dating back to last season under head coach Matt Rhule, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that owner David Tepper is expected to exercise patience regarding Rhule's future.
Injury roundup: Saints' Jameis Winston, Alvin Kamara expected to play against Panthers
Saints quarterback Jameis Winston, who is listed as questionable because of back and ankle injuries, is expected to play against the Carolina Panthers, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Running back Alvin Kamara is also expected to play.
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