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Raheem Morris will interview for Browns defensive coordinator p…

Raheem Morris will interview for Browns defensive coordinator position

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 16, 2013
The Browns have a new head coach.  They soon may have a new defensive coordinator. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris will interview for the job on Friday. Morris previously served as head coach …
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  • Cardinals interview Bevell, plan to talk to Arians

    Cardinals interview Bevell, plan to talk to Arians

    CNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013
    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) --The Arizona Cardinals, one of two NFL teams still looking for a head coach, have interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and plan to talk to Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.
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  • GM: Steelers roster may have heavy turnover

    GM: Steelers roster may have heavy turnover

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have been one of the NFL's most stable franchises for years, opting for small tweaks rather than drastic makeovers. It's a formula that's worked with unparalleled success, as evidenced by the team's record six Super Bowl victorie…
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  • Woodhead, Jones limited in Patriots practice

    Woodhead, Jones limited in Patriots practice

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    The Patriots got back on the practice field Wednesday to start preparations for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Ravens and they were missing just one player who has a chance of playing. Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard missed the session, but the t
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  • Anquan Boldin says of Sunday’s game:  “We’ll win”

    Anquan Boldin says of Sunday’s game: “We’ll win”

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    Ravens receiver Jacoby Jones opted not to take the bait when I asked him during today’s PFT Live whether he’ll be spending next week in Hawaii preparing for the Pro Bowl or the following week in his hometown of New Orleans preparing for the Super Bowl
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  • Browns decline comment on Chip Kelly hire

    Browns decline comment on Chip Kelly hire

    Not long ago, the Browns and Eagles appeared to be engaged in a tug-o-war for the services of former Oregon coach Chip Kelly.  Indeed, at one point there were reports that a deal between the Browns and Kelly was close. When a Saturday lunch meeting with…
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  • No major injury concerns for Ravens

    No major injury concerns for Ravens

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Bernard Pierce was limited in Wednesday's practice with a knee injury but the Ravens backup running back expects to play Sunday in the AFC Championship Game at New England. Beyond that, the Ravens' key contributors remain relatively healthy. The only pl…
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  • Lee Evans not haunted by failed catch

    Lee Evans not haunted by failed catch

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Nearly every Ravens player has talked this week about hoping to play the AFC Championship Game at New England so the team could redeem itself from last year's loss. But not every player will have that shot at a second chance. Former Ravens wide receiver…
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  • AFC North chat alert

    AFC North chat alert

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Just a reminder that the weekly AFC North chat will begin at 2 p.m. This is the AFC Championship edition of the chat, although I'm happy to talk about the Browns, Bengals and Steelers as well. All you have to do is click on these words right here to joi…
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  • Ray Lewis not second-guessing retirement

    Ray Lewis not second-guessing retirement

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    OWINGS MILLS, Md. -- When it comes to retirement, Ray Lewis doesn't plan to be another Brett Favre. Lewis announced days before the first playoff game that he would retire at the end of the season. Asked whether the emotions of this playoff run have cau…
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  • PFT Live: Jacoby Jones and Panthers talk with Darin Gantt

    PFT Live: Jacoby Jones and Panthers talk with Darin Gantt

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    Ravens wide receiver Jacoby Jones turned in one of the most memorable plays of this season last Saturday when he reeled in a 70-yard pass for a game-tying touchdown with less than a minute to play in what became a 38-35 overtime win over the Broncos. Jo…
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  • Playoff run puts Flacco on road to respect

    Playoff run puts Flacco on road to respect

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Here are some facts about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco heading into Sunday's AFC Championship Game: Flacco is a winner. His 61 wins, including playoffs, are the most by an NFL quarterback since he stepped into the league in 2008. He has the strongest a…
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  • Bears tab CFL's Trestman as coach

    Bears tab CFL's Trestman as coach

    CNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013
    CHICAGO (AP) The Bears hired Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman on Wednesday to replace the fired Lovie Smith, hoping he can get the most out of quarterback Jay Cutler and make Chicago a playoff team on a consistent basis.
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  • Ravens might not be able to keep Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerb…

    Ravens might not be able to keep Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    For much of this season, there’s been discussion about Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco’s pending free agency and what kind of contract he’ll work out to remain in Baltimore. The discussions have always been framed around the offense, but the decision
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  • Wake-up: Frontrunner for Browns' GM job?

    Wake-up: Frontrunner for Browns' GM job?

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    It will be the usual Wednesday routine with the weekly column getting posted around noon and the online chat kicking off at 2 p.m. Here's your wake-up call ... RAVENS: With the Harbaugh brothers back in the conference championship games for a second str…
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  • Video - 'Sound FX': Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos 04:53

    'Sound FX': Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos

    Jan 16
    Relive Saturday's classic AFC Divisional Playoff Game between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos through the microphone of linebacker Terrell Suggs.
  • Video - Best of Championship Wednesday 01:52

    Best of Championship Wednesday

    Jan 16
    Players from the Falcons, Patriots, Ravens and 49ers took to the podium to address the media. Check out our collection of the best quotes from Championship Wednesday.
  • Video - Road To The Superdome: Ravens 05:34

    Road To The Superdome: Ravens

    Jan 16
    Dan Graziano and Jamison Hensley talk about the Ravens' chances of reaching the Superdome
  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Conference Championships 01:58

    Inside the Huddle: Conference Championships

    Jan 16
    Inside the Huddle reveals the stats behind Matt Ryan's nickname "Matty Ice," the Cowboys moving from the 3-4 defense to the Cover Two scheme, how the Patriots may adapt to the loss of Rob Gronkowski, and why Joe Flacco has rediscovered himself.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Kelly's move from Pacific Northwest will shake up traditional E…

    Jan 16
    I know the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly to build a complete program and his task is to do more than fix an offense that has lost its way. But I still think nobody had a worse day Wednesday than Jim Haslett, Perry Fewell and Monte Kiffin, the thr…
  • Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling Moore will …

    Jan 16
    Sterling Moore doesn't know yet if he'll watch the game at home in Dallas, or meet up with a couple teammates and head for "a Buffalo Wild Wings or something like that.''
  • Jim Trotter: Remarkably resilient Gore getting better with age in San Fran…

    Jan 16
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- For obvious reasons, we spent much of the season marveling at the freakish recuperative powers of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who made a serious run at the single-season rushing record despite being less than a year remo…