Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera met with team owner Jerry Jones to discuss the head coaching vacancy created when Bill Parcells retired more than two weeks ago. Rivera was the ninth person Jones interviewed. Indianapolis quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell will become No. 10 today. Redskins’ Jansen signs new contract: Washington Redskins right tackle Jon Jansen signed a five-year, $23 million contract extension. Jansen is the team’s longest-tenured player and had two years left on his previous contract, but he agreed to a new deal that includes more than $10 million in bonus money. Also: Former Atlanta Falcons offensive line coach Tom Cable was hired to fill the same role with the Oakland Raiders next season. Cable was the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at UCLA for two seasons. … The Miami Dolphins signed seven free agents: former Oakland and San Diego linebacker Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, tight end Jason Rader, wide receiver P.K. Sam, defensive tackle Steve Fifita, quarterback Gibran Hamdan, linebacker Bobby Iwuchukwu and kicker Matt Prater. … Jeff Rutledge was hired as Arizona’s quarterbacks coach, one of four more assistants hired by new Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt. Freddie Kitchens was hired as tight ends coach, Mike Miller as offensive assistant and Matt Raich as defensive quality control coach. Whisenhunt also will retain assistant defensive backs coach Rick Courtright from departed coach Dennis Green’s staff, and Richie Anderson will switch from tight ends coach to wide receivers coach. … Chicago linebacker Lance Briggs was dropped from the NFC’s Pro Bowl roster because of a left foot injury. Briggs will be replaced by Tampa Bay linebacker Derrick Brooks, who’ll make his 10th straight Pro Bowl appearance. … New England Patriots left tackle Matt Light was chosen for the Pro Bowl, replacing Jonathan Ogden of the Baltimore Ravens on the AFC team. … Tennessee cornerback Cortland Finnegan pleaded guilty to reckless driving in a plea agreement to settle a drunken driving charge. Finnegan received a six-month suspended sentence, and he will be on probation until he completes 20 hours of community service in the agreement. … Britt Reid, the 21-year-old son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, was charged with drug and weapon offenses stemming from an incident in which he is accused of pointing a gun at another motorist. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Councillor John O’Donnell has said he is “upset and distraught” at the bomb attack on his Downings home today.The businessman and newly-elected county councillor has issued a statement to Donegal Daily on the shocking incident.An official spokesperson said “A spokesperson for the John O’Donnell campaign has outlined to Donegal Daily that John is extremely upset and distraught at this outrageous attack on democracy. “The matter is now with the Gardai and we are satisfied that the Gardai will successfully conclude their investigations.”Cllr O’Donnell is believed to have been very shaken by the incident.Independent John O’Donnell after being elected to Donegal County Council in May.A spokesman for the Army Press Office confirmed the device was a viable device which was made safe at the scene by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal team.A number of houses had to be evacuated as a matter of safety. All the components of the bomb have now been handed over to Gardai as part of their investigation. COUNCILLOR SAYS HE IS ‘UPSET AND DISTRAUGHT’ AT BOMB ATTACK ON HIS HOME was last modified: August 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)