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NFC North News and Rumors
deadspin.com Updated Jan 18, 2013
KTVU news and the San Francisco Chronicle have reported that the San Francisco police department is investigating 49ers wideout Michael Crabtree for an alleged sexual assault that took place after the 49ers' victory over the Packers on Saturday. Crabtre…Upvote Share Tweet
Chicago continued its frenetic pace of adding to the coaching staff, and is finalizing a deal to bring in former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive coordinator Mel Tucker for the same position with the Bears, according to NFL sources.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Jan 18, 2013When Raheem Morris signed on to coach the Redskins defensive backs before this season, many felt that it would be a temporary stop on the way back up the ladder for the former Buccaneers head coach. Morris is getting chances to prove those people right.…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL says it is considering changes to Rooney RuleCNNSI.com Updated Jan 18, 2013Jim Caldwell nearly went undefeated as a rookie coach in Indianapolis three years ago and he's one win away from returning to the Super Bowl as an assistant with Baltimore.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Jan 18, 2013Eight N.F.L. teams hired coaches in the past few weeks. Not a single hire was African-American.Upvote Share TweetLAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) -- The Chicago Bears have hired Matt Cavanaugh as their quarterbacks coach and Skip Peete as their running backs coach.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 18, 2013A person familiar with Super Bowl entertainment plans tells The Associated Press that Alicia Keys has been lined up to perform the national anthem before the NFL championship game in New Orleans on Feb. 3.Upvote Share Tweet
Brian Urlacher’s future in Chicago unclearprofootballtalk.com Updated Jan 18, 2013Since arriving as a first-round draft pick in 2000, Brian Urlacher has been one of the Bears’ best and most popular players. But he may not have a future in Chicago. New Bears coach Marc Trestman was asked twice on Thursday about Urlacher’s future, anUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Jan 18, 2013Chicago Bears Defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and offensive coordinator Mike Tice won't be back with the Bears next season, reports ESPNChicago.com's Michael C. Wright. New coach Marc Trestman addressed Marinelli's departure during his introductory …Upvote Share Tweet
Kerry J. Byrne: Changes on offense fueling Ravens, Niners in playoffsJan 18The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers each made major and even controversial decisions on offense this year.
Chadiha: Progress for minority coaches stallsJan 18The Rooney Rule helped, but the NFL needs another push on hiring minority coaches.
Peter King: Ravens owe consistent success to 'other' HarbaughJan 18ATLANTA -- I'll be spending the weekend covering the NFC Championship Game, but before I get too heavy into Niners-Falcons, I wanted to write about the most under-appreciated single person of the NFL weekend: John Harbaugh.
Don Banks: History not on Ravens' side as they try to get revenge on Patri…Jan 18The Baltimore Ravens have worked hard and admirably persevered through multiple challenges this season to get back to the same position they were in last year: playing at New England in the AFC Championship game. But history says the chances of the outc…