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Sources: Jets to interview ex-Bears GM Angelo

Sources: Jets to interview ex-Bears GM Angelo

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 9, 2013
The Jets will interview three new GM candidates Thursday, including former Chicago Bears GM Jerry Angelo, according to league sources.
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  • AP source: Eagles interview Notre Dame's Kelly

    AP source: Eagles interview Notre Dame's Kelly

    CNNSI.com Jan 9, 2013
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press.
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  • Agent says Colts assistant Arians out of hospital

    Agent says Colts assistant Arians out of hospital

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The agent for Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians said Wednesday night that his client has been released from an Indianapolis hospital and that they are finalizing details to begin interviewing for head coaching jobs.
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  • Packers-49ers II: Jordy Nelson sits out

    Packers-49ers II: Jordy Nelson sits out

    As we get closer to Saturday night's divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park, the biggest injury question might be whether or not Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson will play. Nelson missed his second consecutive practice Wednesday because of w…
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  • Which NFL TV Markets Got Stuck With The Worst Games This Season…

    Which NFL TV Markets Got Stuck With The Worst Games This Season?

    deadspin.com Jan 9, 2013
    People often split up NFL fanbases by state. As in: Michigan=Lions, Wisconsin=Packers, Illinois=Bears. There are two reasons for this. First, it's easy. We're used to looking at maps and dividing stuff up along state lines (like electoral votes). Second…
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  • Andy Reid may add Brad Childress to Chiefs’ staff

    Andy Reid may add Brad Childress to Chiefs’ staff

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    Brad Childress may soon work for Andy Reid again. Childress, the former Vikings head coach, is in Kansas City interviewing for a job with the Chiefs, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. Reid, the Chiefs’ new head coach, could hire Childress as either the Ch
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  • Lions top adjusted strength of schedule list

    Lions top adjusted strength of schedule list

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Last Saturday, we took a closer look at how the Chicago Bears compiled a 10-6 record in 2012, noting their dominance of inferior competition and struggles against teams that finished the season with winning records. It wasn't necessarily the definitive …
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  • The Plot Thickens: Think you're prepared for the divisional rou…

    The Plot Thickens: Think you're prepared for the divisional round? T…

    CNNSI.com Jan 9, 2013
    Think you're prepared for the divisional round? Think again. Dig deep, and you'll find some intriguing storylines that provide a backdrop for this weekend, Don Banks writes.
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  • Double Coverage: Packers at 49ers

    Double Coverage: Packers at 49ers

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    The 2012 season began at Lambeau Field for ESPN.com's NFC West and NFC North bloggers. The San Francisco 49ers had a Week 1 date against the Green Bay Packers, which meant that Mike Sando and Kevin Seifert would be working side by side in a game that fi…
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  • Packers-49ers II: Aaron Rodgers on the road

    Packers-49ers II: Aaron Rodgers on the road

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    As we get inch closer to Saturday night's divisional playoff game at Candlestick Park, it's become quite clear that NFC West blogger Mike Sando is on a mission to equate San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick with the Green Bay Packers' Aaron …
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  • RGIII surgery finds ACL damage

    RGIII surgery finds ACL damage

    CNNSI.com Jan 9, 2013
    WASHINGTON (AP) Robert Griffin III had surgery Wednesday morning to repair a torn ligament and to determine whether there was any other damage in his ailing right knee.
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  • BBAO: Percy Harvin 'coexists peacefully'

    BBAO: Percy Harvin 'coexists peacefully'

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: Minnesota Vikings receiver Percy Harvin will be back at the team's facility for at least one day soon to conduct his exit interview and physical. In speaking to reporters Tuesday, coach Leslie Frazier continued to downplay…
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  • Brilliant Move: Colin Kaepernick, like his coach, shows uncanny…

    Brilliant Move: Colin Kaepernick, like his coach, shows uncanny i…

    CNNSI.com Jan 9, 2013
    Colin Kaepernick, like his coach, shows uncanny intangibles. Plus, he brings long-term comfort to the franchise, making Jim Harbaugh look ingenius, writes Michael Rosenberg.
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Broncos Look To Repeat Against Ravens 03:02

    NFL32OT: Broncos Look To Repeat Against Ravens

    Jan 9
    Episode 245: Suzy Kolber and Chris Mortensen discuss the upcoming matchup between the Ravens and Broncos. Mark Schlereth breaks down the effectiveness of Aldon Smith. The NFL32 crew discuss the divisional playoff matchups.
  • Video - Cutler Mailbag: Cutler Talks Bears' Coaching Candidates 03:32

    Cutler Mailbag: Cutler Talks Bears' Coaching Candidates

    Jan 9
    Bears QB Jay Cutler talks to ESPN Chicago's Waddle & Silvy about some of the head-coaching candidates who are vying to replace Lovie Smith.
  • Video - Cutler Mailbag: Cutler On Lovie Smith's Firing 03:13

    Cutler Mailbag: Cutler On Lovie Smith's Firing

    Jan 9
    Bears QB Jay Cutler talks to ESPN Chicago's Waddle & Silvy about the feelings in the locker room when Lovie Smith was fired and why Cutler wants Devin Hester back next season.
  • Video - Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood 04:38

    Mr. Rodgers' Neighborhood

    Jan 9
    Every Sunday, the small Northern Californian town of Chico turns into Green Bay West in support of homegrown Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Steve Cyphers takes a journey to see just how much this small town loves its Super Bowl-winning quarterback.

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  • Kerry J. Byrne: Numbers show that Harbaugh will come to regret Kaepernick …

    Jan 9
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will regret the decision to bench highly efficient quarterback Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick in the middle of the season. And there's a good chance that moment of regret will come Saturday night at Candle…
  • Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eight

    Jan 9
    The best weekend of the NFL season is just ahead, with the league's elite eight colliding in a burst of divisional-round playoff football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop for the action to come:
  • Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF Revisited

    Jan 9
    Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...