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Bills hire Pettine, Hackett as new coordinators

Bills hire Pettine, Hackett as new coordinators

Mike Pettine intends to bring his aggressive approach to Buffalo in a bid to transform the Bills' high-priced, yet underachieving defense.
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  • Mankins: Watt is league's best D-lineman

    Mankins: Watt is league's best D-lineman

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    The New England Patriots' offensive line has played well this year. But they know a big challenge is ahead Sunday when they face the defensive line of the Houston Texans, led by Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt. J.J. Watt #99 DEHouston Texans 2012 STATS…
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  • Players oppose possible elimination of kickoffs

    Players oppose possible elimination of kickoffs

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    DENVER (AP) The eight teams left in the NFL playoffs can thank their special teams for a good part of their success. That's one reason players are still upset Commissioner Roger Goodell has floated the idea of abolishing kickoffs altogether.
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  • Brady, Belichick, Peyton can set NFL playoff records

    Brady, Belichick, Peyton can set NFL playoff records

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    If this weekend’s games go as expected, the AFC’s Super Bowl team will be quarterbacked by either Peyton Manning or Tom Brady for the eighth time in the last 12 years. So it’s no surprise that in addition to trying to get back to the Super Bowl with
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  • Going On A Run?: The Pats have lived and died on the pass, but …

    Going On A Run?: The Pats have lived and died on the pass, but it …

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Pats have lived and died on the pass, but it hasn't gotten them far lately. That might change with a dedication to the run unseen since their last Super Bowl, Ben Reiter says.
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  • Tim Tebow: 'I don't have any regrets'

    Tim Tebow: 'I don't have any regrets'

    New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow had, by far, the worst season of his three-year career in the NFL. He was a non-factor for the Jets and was passed over multiple times to be a starter, despite struggles by Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez. But Tebow spo…
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  • Double Coverage: Texans at Patriots

    Double Coverage: Texans at Patriots

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Patriots seemingly snickered after they blew out Houston on "Monday Night Football" back on Dec. 10. The Texans arrived in New England wearing letterman jackets that they thought showed team unity but which came off as high schoolish, part…
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  • New York Jets expand their search for a general manager

    New York Jets expand their search for a general manager

    In their search for a new general manager, the New York Jets have interviewed San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble, New York Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and current Jets assistant GM Scott Cohen. The Jets were in…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    Bringing Mike Pettine in as defensive coordinator means the Bills will likely be bringing more pressure. There are open concerns that TE Michael Egnew won’t (or shouldn’t) make the Dolphins roster next year, a year after being taken in the third round
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  • AFC East's top free agents: Nos. 1-3

    AFC East's top free agents: Nos. 1-3

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    The AFC East blog wraps up its list of top free agents. Here are the top free available players in the division: No. 3: Jairus Byrd, S, Bills 2012 stats: 76 tackles, five interceptions, four forced fumbles Analysis: Byrd is a playmaking safety who has f…
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  • Report: Junior Seau suffered from CTE, a syndrome caused by rep…

    Report: Junior Seau suffered from CTE, a syndrome caused by repeated head trauma

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    Former San Diego Chargers, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots linebacker Junior Seau, who blazed a Hall of Fame trail through 20 NFL seasons from 1990 through 2009, committed suicide in May 2012. It was a surprise to everybody, and we may now know …
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  • Pressure’s on Matt Ryan, but he’s handling it well

    Pressure’s on Matt Ryan, but he’s handling it well

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    As intimidating a foe as the Seahawks might be, the Falcons’ biggest challenge this week will be playing against their own history. They’ve rolled up big win totals in the regular season (56 the last five seasons, only the Patriots with 60 have more),
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  • Jets Widen Search for General Manager

    Jets Widen Search for General Manager

    nytimes.com Jan 10, 2013
    Thee latest pool of candidates for the Jets includes Jerry Angelo, the former general manager of the Chicago Bears.
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  • Marcus Vick sentenced to jail time for contempt of court

    Marcus Vick sentenced to jail time for contempt of court

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    While his brother, Michael, spent most of the year in the headlines for his poor play and the struggles of the Philadelphia Eagles, former Miami Dolphins quarterback Marcus Vick has been in the headlines for his exploits off the field. Those exploits ha…
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  • Jets' GM search to include Gaine, Khan

    Jets' GM search to include Gaine, Khan

    CNNSI.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Jets are expanding their search for a new general manager, setting up interviews with Miami assistant GM Brian Gaine and Pittsburgh executive Omar Khan.
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  • Video - A second chance 02:47

    A second chance

    Jan 10
    Marc Vandermeer of the Texans Radio Network joins "Around the League" to discuss what the Texans must do to get out of Foxborough with a win after being routed by New England 42-14 last month.
  • Video - Health of the Game: Andrea Kremer discusses Junior Seau's death 01:35

    Health of the Game: Andrea Kremer discusses Junior Seau's death

    Jan 10
    What was the reaction to the results of Junior Seau's pathology report? Andrea Kremer discusses what one doctor is saying about Seau's death.
  • Video - Jaguars Not Interested In Tebow 02:36

    Jaguars Not Interested In Tebow

    Jan 10
    Jaguars general manager David Caldwell says Tim Tebow isn't in team's plans.
  • Video - Defending the Top Quarterbacks 02:16

    Defending the Top Quarterbacks

    Jan 10
    The four top quarterbacks on Ron Jaworski's big board are playing this weekend, and he has some advice for the defenses trying to stop them.

Sports Columnists

  • Jim Trotter: Former Junior Seau teammate not surprised by linebacker's CTE…

    Jan 10
    "Budddyyyy, my head was KILLING me!" -- Linebacker Junior Seau, several hours after a violent collision in a 2001 practice.
  • NFL playoffs -- John Clayton's First and Goal: Divisional round

    Jan 10
    Six quarterbacks have divvied up the past nine Super Bowl wins. Will we see a fresh face this year?
  • Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks

    Jan 10
    Peter King: NFL Playoffs Divisional Round Picks