Haley to become Steelers OC: The Steelers have offered their vacant offensive coordinator position to Todd Haley, which he is expected to take. During his two seasons running the Arizona Cardinals offense, Haley’s group was among the league’s most prolific through the air but weren’t quite so scary running the football. Now Haley inherits a playmaking quarterback (Ben Roethlisberger), a pair of big play WRs (Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown) and a suspect running game (featuring Rashard Mendenhall). It’s certainly too early to know for certain what Pittsburgh’s offense will look like, but the immediate reaction favors the guys who pitch and catch.
Murray says he’s ahead of schedule: Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray says his rehab from a broken ankle is “ahead of schedule” and that he’s excited for next season. The rookie from Oklahoma took over the No. 1 RB spot before the injury and looks to be the early favorite for the spot in 2012. Murray’s dedication to improving as a pass-catcher and in blitz pickup is reason for fantasy owners to be excited about his prospects. The more Murray can stay on the field, the more valuable he becomes in an explosive offense.
Morgan to be ready for OTAs?: After missing all but five games with a broken leg, 49ers WR Josh Morgan is reportedly on track to be ready for OTAs this spring. Morgan will never be confused with a top-flight receiver, but he does have one season with 50-plus catches and another with nearly 700 receiving yards. He’s set to become a free agent in March and could be an asset to a team looking for a No. 2 or No. 3 receiver. That team could well be San Francisco, whose lack of receiving threats was a glaring weakness in their playoff loss to the Giants. Morgan will, at best, be a late-round pick in fantasy drafts, but where he suits up in 2012 could improve his value.
– Marcas Grant