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Elway, Fox consulted Peyton before promoting Gase to coordinato…

Elway, Fox consulted Peyton before promoting Gase to coordinator

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 23, 2013
Most players don’t get a say in who will coach them. But most players are not Peyton Manning. Manning is as important to the Broncos as any player is to any team, so it’s not surprising that Broncos front office boss John Elway confirmed that he and h
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  • Raiders hire Sparano as offensive line coach

    Raiders hire Sparano as offensive line coach

    The Oakland Raiders have hired former New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano as their assistant head coach/offensive line.
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  • AFC West notes: The Junior Seau story took another turn as the …

    AFC West notes: The Junior Seau story took another turn as the fa…

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    The Junior Seau story took another turn as the family of the late San Diego legendary linebacker has sued the NFL. Seau killed himself last may. He was 43. Studies of his brain concluded that he suffered brain damage. The family is suing the NFL because…
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  • Reggie McKenzie decries interviews just to satisfy the Rooney R…

    Reggie McKenzie decries interviews just to satisfy the Rooney Rule

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    Raiders General Manager Reggie McKenzie supports the Rooney Rule. But after an offseason in which every NFL team followed the letter of the Rooney Rule - interviewing at least one minority before hiring a head coach or G.M. - and yet no team hired a m
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  • Browns not committed to starting Weeden in '13

    Browns not committed to starting Weeden in '13

    CNNSI.com Jan 23, 2013
    BEREA, Ohio (AP) Norv Turner will call plays for the Browns' next season. It's not yet certain who will run them.
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  • Brown's backtracking helps Callahan

    Brown's backtracking helps Callahan

    This is why it was so important for Bill Callahan to strike back. It is giving him a chance to see this stunning story to go away. Late Tuesday night, the former Oakland head coach -- whose ethics were put into question by former Oakland receiver Tim Br…
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  • Ron Milus lands in San Diego

    Ron Milus lands in San Diego

    The Broncos may be holding a grudge against former defensive backs coach Ron Milus, but former Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy isn’t. Milus, fired in the wake of a playoff loss to the Ravens that featured three long touchdown passes and an unth
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  • Champ Bailey to play in record-tying 12th Pro Bowl

    Champ Bailey to play in record-tying 12th Pro Bowl

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey will do something that only two players in NFL history have done before him: Play in a dozen Pro Bowls. Sunday’s Pro Bowl will be the 12th of Bailey’s career, which ties him with Randall McDaniel and Will Shields for th
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  • Chiefs make Pro Bowl history

    Chiefs make Pro Bowl history

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    The Kansas City Chiefs are Pro Bowl history-makers. When linebacker Justin Houston replaced Denver linebacker Von Miller (he has a minor injury) on the Pro Bowl roster Tuesday night, he became the sixth Chief set to play in Sunday’s Pro Bowl in Honolulu
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  • Leading Off: Playing the Makeup Game

    Leading Off: Playing the Makeup Game

    nytimes.com Jan 23, 2013
    Olive branches were extended across the N.F.L. on Tuesday, but that's not to say there wasn't any feuding.
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  • Peyton Manning implores players to play hard in Pro Bowl to sav…

    Peyton Manning implores players to play hard in Pro Bowl to save the game

    yahoo.com Jan 23, 2013
    Judging by the effort in the Pro Bowl recently, it is reasonable to assume the players wouldn't mind seeing it go. Yet, the highest profile player at the game is fighting to keep the Pro Bowl alive. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, in what has become…
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  • Russell comeback: It won't be easy

    Russell comeback: It won't be easy

    So, JaMarcus Russell says he wants to play in the NFL again. Good for him. It doesn’t mean he will. Russell has big obstacles in front of him before securing an NFL contract. Russell, the No. 1 pick of the 2007 draft, and considered one of the biggest a
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  • Raiders willing to let Pryor compete for starting job

    Raiders willing to let Pryor compete for starting job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 23, 2013
    With Carson Palmer injured, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor got what appeared to be a throwaway start in the final game of the regular season. But it might have been a preview of coming attractions. Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie told Alex M…
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  • What if Colin Kaepernick was in AFC West?

    What if Colin Kaepernick was in AFC West?

    ESPN.com Jan 23, 2013
    As the 2011 draft approached, no division in the NFL was more connected to Colin Kaepernick than the AFC West. Kaepernick visited nine NFL teams prior to the draft. Three of them -- Denver, Kansas City and Oakland -- were from the AFC West. Then, on dra…
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  • Video - San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy: 'It was an easy decision for my family to make' 05:15

    San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy: 'It was an easy decision for my family to make'

    Jan 23
    San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy stops by to discuss his new role in San Diego, the success of the mobile quarterback in the NFL and how he will try to defend Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning.
  • Video - San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy: 'It was an easy decision for my family to make' 05:15

    San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy: 'It was an easy decision for my family to make'

    Jan 23
    San Diego Chargers head coach Mike McCoy stops by to discuss his new role in San Diego, the success of the mobile quarterback in the NFL and how he will try to defend Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning.
  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Lessons Learned, Running Backs and Draft Picks... 02:00

    Inside the Huddle: Lessons Learned, Running Backs and Draft Picks...

    Jan 23
    John Clayton goes deep on QBs over 30 in search of a Super Bowl ring, the future of Michael Turner in Atlanta, what Frank Gore loves about Colin Kaepernick, and Cleveland's second thoughts on their draft picks for the Julio Jones trade.
  • Video - Junior Seau's Family Sues NFL 03:15

    Junior Seau's Family Sues NFL

    Jan 23
    Lester Munson discusses the wrongful death lawsuit against the NFL by the family of Junior Seau.