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Bevell, Bradley remain on Bears' coaching radar

Bevell, Bradley remain on Bears' coaching radar

CNNSI.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 14, 2013
CHICAGO (AP) -- Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell will interview a second time for the Chicago Bears' coaching job.
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  • Arians becomes a Bears finalist, too

    Arians becomes a Bears finalist, too

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Earlier tonight, David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune reported that the Bears have two finalists for their head-coaching job. That number may actually be three. According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians al…
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  • Danny Crossman is the new Bills special teams coach

    Danny Crossman is the new Bills special teams coach

    When the Lions announced Monday that they were parting ways with special teams coach Danny Crossman, it was expected that he’d be heading to Buffalo to join the staff of the Bills’ new head coach Doug Marrone. It didn’t take long for that to happen.
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  • Tim Ryan: “I love Calvin Johnson”

    Tim Ryan: “I love Calvin Johnson”

    On Sunday, I weighed in on why I disagree with Tim Ryan, the former Bears defensive tackle and current FOX analyst who was the only All-Pro voter who didn’t cast a vote for Lions receiver Calvin Johnson. On Monday, Ryan called me and gave me his explana
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  • Chiefs introduce Dorsey as general manager

    Chiefs introduce Dorsey as general manager

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    John Dorsey called becoming the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs the "perfect storm." The word "serendipity" may have been more appropriate.
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  • Cracking Down on Malevolence at Candlestick

    Cracking Down on Malevolence at Candlestick

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    Fan behavior in San Francisco has led to an increased police presence at 49ers games; 92 people were ejected from the game against the Packers on Saturday.
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  • Lions complete offensive staff

    Lions complete offensive staff

    Let's update our earlier post on the Detroit Lions coaching staff. The team has announced replacements for the three assistant coaches that departed earlier this month. The news leaves only their special-teams coordinator position to be filled; it opene…
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  • Eagles interview Whisenhunt, Gruden and Arians next

    Eagles interview Whisenhunt, Gruden and Arians next

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    In a bit of a departure, since he is neither a college coach nor named Kelly, the Eagles have announced they have interviewed former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt for their head coaching job. And even more candidates are on deck, as they continue Bears…
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  • Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    Free Head Exam: Green Bay Packers

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    After the Green Bay Packers' 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers, here are three issues that merit further examination: We utilized plenty of cyberspace discussing a defense that allowed 323 rushing yards, and a total of 571 offensive yards in the los…
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  • Jermichael Finley: Hopefully, I’m here forever

    Jermichael Finley: Hopefully, I’m here forever

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The end of the Packers season accelerated thinking about whether or not wide receivers Donald Driver and Greg Jennings would return to the team for the 2013 season. They aren’t the only Aaron Rodgers targets with an uncertain future in Green Bay. Tight
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  • Paton out of Browns G.M. mix, but reason isn’t clear

    Paton out of Browns G.M. mix, but reason isn’t clear

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    In the days after the Browns fired G.M. Tom Heckert, word emerged that the Browns requested permission to interview Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton. But an interview never happened. There are two different versions in league circles as to what happe…
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  • Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?

    Leading Off: Can Anyone Stop These Guys?

    nytimes.com Jan 14, 2013
    The sum total of the weekend's four N.F.L. games: 3,598 yards, 35 touchdowns and that whole defense-wins-championships canard takes one right in the kisser.
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  • 2013 NFL draft order: Packers at No. 26

    2013 NFL draft order: Packers at No. 26

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Thanks to NFC West blogger Mike Sando for passing along this chart of as much of the 2013 draft order as we can get at the moment, with four teams remaining in postseason play. As you can see, the NFC North has the No. 5, the No. 20, the No. 23 and the …
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  • BBAO: The offseason arrives (for everyone)

    BBAO: The offseason arrives (for everyone)

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    We're Black and Blue All Over: And, just like that, the 2012 season is over in the NFC North. Three of our teams finished with double-digit victories. Two qualified for the playoffs. Now, after Saturday night's events at Candlestick Park, everyone is ho…
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  • Divisional playoff MVPs: Quarterbacks come through with big per…

    Divisional playoff MVPs: Quarterbacks come through with big performances

    yahoo.com Jan 14, 2013
    Colin Kaepernick, quarterback, San Francisco 49ers: Much of the talk in the week leading up to the 49ers' divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers centered on how Kaepernick would handle his first playoff game in the NFL. After all, Alex Sm…
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  • Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference finals

    Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference finals

    CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    Disappointed in how the playoffs' started? With offense everywhere and legends making their mark, for good and bad, the divisional round easily made up for it, writes Peter King.
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  • We Went There: 49ers-Packers

    We Went There: 49ers-Packers

    grantland.com Jan 14, 2013
    Kevin Greene walked through the tunnel, hands in pockets, eyes fixed on his feet. As some players jogged and some players sulked, the coach of the Pac...
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  • About Last Weekend: Kaepernick Runs Over Packers

    About Last Weekend: Kaepernick Runs Over Packers

    grantland.com Jan 14, 2013
    In case you were busy trying to concoct a homemade flu vaccine out of common household spices, here's what you missed in sports last weekend. The Sa...
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