Jon Gruden remains coy about return to coaching: ‘Never say never’

Will Jon Gruden return to coaching? Apparently it’s a possibility.

A couple other teams are reportedly looking into Gruden as a replacement coach. According to CBS Sports, the Titans would be very receptive to hiring Gruden, as would the University of Tennessee after the firing of Butch Jones.

Since Gruden has familial ties to Tennessee, both teams could have an advantage in swaying Gruden to settle in Knoxville or Nashville.

Gruden began his head coaching career in 1998, when he was at the helm for the Raiders. In 2002, he took over at Tampa Bay and remained there until 2008.

“It’s kind of just extortion really,’’ Richardson told the Seattle Times. “Guy pushes you in the back and trips you on the play and you are catching your balance the whole time and then you just happen, I don’t know. They said ‘avoid him,’ but he still has the ball. It’s like what do you do?’’

Richardson is appealing the fine because, according to him, it wasn’t a “dirty hit.”

“I didn’t try to hit him in the legs or nothing and once again people fail to realize it’s still football,” he said. “Pretty sure they are just fining guys for every personal foul and not even looking at the film and not even making the consideration of did I try to avoid the guy.’’

The Seahawks acquired Richardson this offseason in a trade that sent wide receiver Jermaine Kearse to the Jets. Seattle also traded a second round pick to New York while the two teams swapped seventh-round picks.

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