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Browns hope Chudzinski’s third time with team is a charm

Browns hope Chudzinski’s third time with team is a charm

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Updated Jan 10, 2013
At least Rob Chudzinski will have no trouble adjusting to Cleveland. The latest coach of the Browns has been employed twice before by the team, as tight ends coach in 2004 (he served as interim offensive coordinator for the final games of the season) an…
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  • Steelers technically can’t cut Rainey until after Super Bowl

    Steelers technically can’t cut Rainey until after Super Bowl

    On Thursday, running back Chris Rainey started the day as a member of the Steelers.  While he technically will still finish the day as a member of the Steelers, it’s only a matter of time before he isn’t. The Steelers waived Rainey after he was arres
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  • Jay Gruden, in Arizona, says he may go to Philly next week

    Jay Gruden, in Arizona, says he may go to Philly next week

    Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden interviewed with the Cardinals Thursday, and said he might be visiting with the Eagles next week. You’ve got to respect the casual approach the younger Gruden has taken to the interview process, after admitting h
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  • Greshman joins AFC Pro Bowl roster

    Greshman joins AFC Pro Bowl roster

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Bengals’ postseason is over.  But one of their players will be playing in one more game. Tight end Jermaine Gresham has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster, the Bengals announced on Thursday.  He replaces Steelers tight end Heath Miller, who suf
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  • Ravens' Torrey Smith added to injury report

    Ravens' Torrey Smith added to injury report

    Two days before the divisional playoff game at Denver, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith was added to Thursday's injury report. He was limited in practice with a back injury. Fullback Vonta Leach (knee and ankle) and backup running back Bernar…
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  • Sources: Browns to interview Whisenhunt again

    Sources: Browns to interview Whisenhunt again

    Former Arizona Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt interviewed for a second time with the Cleveland Browns on Thursday, league sources confirmed to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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  • Saturday divisional round preview: Peyton Manning is the key to…

    Saturday divisional round preview: Peyton Manning is the key to Broncos reaching AFC title game

    yahoo.com Jan 10, 2013
    Baltimore Ravens at Denver Broncos Saturday, January 12, 4:30 p.m. ET Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, Denver, Colo. Both divisional playoff games in the AFC feature rematches of December blowouts. In Week 15, the Broncos went into Baltimore…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Terrell Suggs, playoff storylines

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Terrell Suggs, playoff storylines

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    Linebacker Terrell Suggs and the rest of the Ravens head to Denver this weekend for a date with the Broncos, which makes his visit to Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network a good time to preview that contest. Erik Kuselias will talk to Suggs about wha…
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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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  • Kiper's AFC North breakout candidates

    Kiper's AFC North breakout candidates

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper Jr. put together his candidates for second-year breakout seasons. Every team from the AFC North got a player on the list except for the Steelers. It's an Insider post, but here are the players who made it from the division: J…
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  • Ravens' Kruger has timely turnaround

    Ravens' Kruger has timely turnaround

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- It was just a year ago when Ravens pass-rusher Paul Kruger was considered a slow-developing disappointment. As the Ravens prepare to play in Sunday's divisional playoff game in Denver, he's considered their best hope to disrupt Peyt…
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  • Rooney gives votes of confidence to Tomlin, Roethlisberger

    Rooney gives votes of confidence to Tomlin, Roethlisberger

    profootballtalk.com Jan 10, 2013
    Although the Steelers aren’t happy with an 8-8 season, owner Art Rooney II says he’s very happy with his coach and his quarterback. Rooney told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he doesn’t blame head coach Mike Tomlin for a season that everyone agree
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  • Who Is The Biggest AFC North Draft Bust Of All-Time?

    Who Is The Biggest AFC North Draft Bust Of All-Time?

    steelersgab.com Jan 10, 2013
    Cincinnati Bengals David Klinger. The 6th overall choice from ’92, Klinger eventually was shipped out of town after Jeff Blake, the 6th round choice from the same draft, outplayed him and took his starting job. Despite having Carl Pickens and Darnay Sco
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  • Cold weather favors Ravens, not Manning

    Cold weather favors Ravens, not Manning

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    There are plenty of reasons why the Ravens shouldn't win Saturday's divisional playoff game, from their nine-game losing streak to Peyton Manning to the fact that they lost to his Broncos by 17 points just four weeks ago. But there is something working …
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  • Wake-up: Jets interviewing Steelers' Khan

    Wake-up: Jets interviewing Steelers' Khan

    ESPN.com Jan 10, 2013
    The Ravens will head out to Denver tomorrow for Saturday's divisional playoff game, but they're not the only ones with travel arrangements. It looks like the NFL head-coach and general-manager searches could affect the rest of the teams in the division.…
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  • Video - Browns Name Rob Chudzinski Head Coach 02:08

    Browns Name Rob Chudzinski Head Coach

    Jan 10
    Chris Mortensen with the latest on the Browns' hiring of Rob Chudzinski.
  • Video - Cleveland Browns hire Rob Chudzinski as head coach 00:50

    Cleveland Browns hire Rob Chudzinski as head coach

    Jan 10
    The Cleveland Browns have hired former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their head coach.
  • Video - Cleveland Browns hire Rob Chudzinski as head coach 00:50

    Cleveland Browns hire Rob Chudzinski as head coach

    Jan 10
    The Cleveland Browns have hired former Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their head coach.
  • Video - Steelers Waive Rainey Following Arrest 02:46

    Steelers Waive Rainey Following Arrest

    Jan 10
    Steelers waive RB Chris Rainey after he was arrested and charged with one count of simple battery.

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