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Jay Gruden to interview with Eagles, Chargers

Jay Gruden to interview with Eagles, Chargers

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 11, 2013
Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden will be a busy man in the days ahead. The Eagles have announced that they will meet with Gruden on Monday as they continue to seek a replacement for the fired Andy Reid. Gruden has been mentioned before as a cand…
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  • Evening AFC West notes

    Evening AFC West notes

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    Catching up on the happenings of the AFC West after a long travel day: The Chargers interviewed Lovie Smith on Friday and Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley on Thursday. Former Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt is expected to interview Saturday. Colts…
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  • Andy Reid knows his new staff well

    Andy Reid knows his new staff well

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    While in transit to Denver on Friday, the Kansas City Chiefs made several expected coaching hires official. Andy Reid’s new staff is near complete. There was no surprise in the announcement. Former Eagles’ quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson is the offen
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  • Reid begins hiring coaching staff in Kansas City

    Reid begins hiring coaching staff in Kansas City

    Andy Reid hired Doug Pederson and Bob Sutton as assistant coaches with Kansas City Chiefs.
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  • Chudzinski describes Browns job as 'dream come true'

    Chudzinski describes Browns job as 'dream come true'

    Rob Chudzinski called new job as Browns head coach as 'dream come true.'
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  • David Cutcliffe: Peyton Manning’s recovery a tribute to hard wo…

    David Cutcliffe: Peyton Manning’s recovery a tribute to hard work

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    As Peyton Manning prepares to quarterback the Broncos in the playoffs a year after he sat out his final season with the Colts following multiple neck surgeries, the coach who guided him through his comeback is calling it a tribute to Manning’s hard work
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  • Elvis Dumervil's Weight On The Planets

    Elvis Dumervil's Weight On The Planets

    deadspin.com Jan 11, 2013
    Elvis Dumervil, Pro Bowl defensive end, has great short-burst speed despite weighing 260 pounds, which is five pounds heavier than the more famous Elvis at the time of his death. In case you were wondering (and in case you were a Spy reader back in the …
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  • Giants, Jets, Broncos: Answers to Readers' Questions

    Giants, Jets, Broncos: Answers to Readers' Questions

    nytimes.com Jan 11, 2013
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Broncos head to postseason healthy

    Broncos head to postseason healthy

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    As the Denver Broncos prepare for the first playoff game of the Peyton Manning era, only one player is out due to injury. Cornerback Tracy Porter has been scratched due to the lingering effects of a concussion he suffered against the Browns on December …
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  • Lawyer to represent interests of Belcher's baby

    Lawyer to represent interests of Belcher's baby

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    A Missouri court will appoint a lawyer to protect the interests of the 4-month-old daughter of the late Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher as her grandparents argue over custody.
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  • Denver-bound: I am headed to Denver to cover Saturday’s AFC d……

    Denver-bound: I am headed to Denver to cover Saturday’s AFC d…

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    I am headed to Denver to cover Saturday’s AFC divisional playoff game between the Broncos and the Ravens. It is a rematch of Denver’s 34-17 win at Baltimore on Dec. 16. It was Denver’s first win over the Ravens in Baltimore. Denver quarterback Peyto
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  • Chargers interview Seahawks’ Gus Bradley

    Chargers interview Seahawks’ Gus Bradley

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is the latest candidate to interview for the Chargers’ head-coaching vacancy. Bradley interviewed on Thursday night, NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports. As an assistant on a team that won a wild-card playoff
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  • Save The Dates: With the divisional round of the playoffs at ha…

    Save The Dates: With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand…

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    With the divisional round of the playoffs at hand, the potential Super Bowl matchups are within sight. Don Banks evalauates all the possible pairings and ranks them all.
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  • Final Word: Ravens at Broncos

    Final Word: Ravens at Broncos

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    Five nuggets of knowledge about the Baltimore Ravens-Denver Broncos AFC divisional-round game, which will be played at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Denver's Sports Authority Field: Justify his glove: A quarterback wearing a glove is a fairly common occurren…
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  • Report: Chargers talking to Lovie Smith

    Report: Chargers talking to Lovie Smith

    The San Diego Chargers coaching search is kicking into high gear. New general manager Tom Telesco is interviewing former Chicago coach Lovie Smith on Friday, according to U-T San Diego. Smith has long been expected to be a favorite for the job, along wi…
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  • AFC West Hall of Fame finalists

    AFC West Hall of Fame finalists

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its 17 finalists for enshrinement. The enshrinement vote will be held February 2. Let’s take a look at the four candidates among the 17 who spent significant portions of their careers in the AFC West. Here they ar
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  • Opportunity Knocks again

    Opportunity Knocks again

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    Three years ago, Ryan Longwell was robbed of the chance to kick the Vikings to the Super Bowl. Now with the Seahawks. Peter King examines if Longwell can rewrite history?
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  • Double Coverage: Ravens at Broncos

    Double Coverage: Ravens at Broncos

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    This feels like Double Coverage déjà vu. It was only four weeks ago when we were talking about these same two teams. If you don't remember, or you're a Ravens fan trying to forget, the Broncos rolled to a 34-17 win in Baltimore. Since that time, the R…
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  • Video - 2012: Best of Jamaal Charles 01:17

    2012: Best of Jamaal Charles

    Jan 11
    Watch the best plays of the season from Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles who finished the year with 1,509 rushing yards and six total touchdowns.
  • Video - 2012: Best of Jamaal Charles 01:17

    2012: Best of Jamaal Charles

    Jan 11
    Watch the best plays of the season from Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who finished the year with 1,509 rushing yards and six total touchdowns.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos 03:55

    'Playbook': Baltimore Ravens vs. Denver Broncos

    Jan 11
    Who has the edge between the Denver Broncos defense and the Baltimore Ravens offense? Take a look at why our experts are a little worried about the Ravens' defensive line in this matchup.
  • Video - 'Playbook': Can Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis stop Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning? 03:05

    'Playbook': Can Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis stop Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning?

    Jan 11
    Will Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis be effective in pass coverage against Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning? Our analysts discuss the matchup between future hall of famers.

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  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    Jan 11
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
  • Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite history

    Jan 11
    RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…
  • The Sports Guy make his divisional playoffs picks

    Jan 11
    Aaron Rodgers's quest for revenge highlights the Sports Guy's inbox while he makes his divisional weekend picks.