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Report: Panthers' owner, Rivera to meet Sat.

Report: Panthers' owner, Rivera to meet Sat.

ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 4, 2013
A person familiar with the situation says Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has scheduled a meeting with Ron Rivera Saturday morning to discuss the coach's future with the team.
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  • Eagles set to interview Bruce Arians, Gus Bradley

    Eagles set to interview Bruce Arians, Gus Bradley

    CNNSI.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley for their coaching vacancy.
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  • Asante Samuel's Mother Died, And The Atlanta Journal-Constituti…

    Asante Samuel's Mother Died, And The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Used An Inappropriate Photo

    deadspin.com Jan 4, 2013
    Asante Samuel joined the Falcons, in part, so he could be nearer to his ailing mother. (Here's a good piece on the bond between the two.) Christine Samuel died on Tuesday, and with the Falcons on a bye, Asante has been away from the team all week. More 
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    Time for an afternoon run through some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS There’s some good news on the injury front. Cornerback Dunta Robinson, who suffered a concussion in the regular-season finale, was medically cleared and pract
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  • Film of the NFC South chat

    Film of the NFC South chat

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    The passion of NFC South fans never ceases to amaze me. Although the Falcons don’t play until next week (and we don’t know yet who they’ll play) and the other three teams are done for the season, Friday’s NFC South chat was even more active than a
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  • Dunta Robinson cleared after last week’s concussion

    Dunta Robinson cleared after last week’s concussion

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Falcons don’t even play this weekend, but they’ve already recorded a win. Cornerback Dunta Robinson has been cleared through the league’s concussion protocol, and was back on the practice field Friday, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter of the At
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Jan 4, 2013
    Time for a look at the Friday morning headlines from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Quarterbacks coach Ron Turner is leaving to become head coach at Florida International. The Bucs also have a vacancy at receivers coach, and offensive coordin…
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  • Ron Turner leaves Bucs to go back to college

    Ron Turner leaves Bucs to go back to college

    profootballtalk.com Jan 4, 2013
    The Buccaneers player grumbling about his bosses who said “Can we send these coaches back to college?” is getting his wish, a little at a time. According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Ron Turner is leaving to take
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  • Video - 2012: Best of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees 02:07

    2012: Best of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees

    Jan 4
    Despite playing without suspended head coach Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees proved himself to be elite by passing for 5,177 yards, including 43 touchdowns passes. Relive his biggest moments from his 12th season in the league.

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  • Georgia Bulldogs' Jarvis Jones declares for NFL draft

    Jan 4
    All-American linebacker Jarvis Jones of Georgia will enter the NFL draft.
  • Don Banks: Kansas City gets its man, but history says Reid may not win big

    Jan 4
    The Kansas City Chiefs on Friday completed their whirlwind pursuit of Andy Reid and hired him as their next head coach, making the big, bold headline move in large part because they were drawn by his long NFL track record and history of winning in Phila…
  • LSU Tigers' All-American Eric Reid also bolting for NFL draft

    Jan 4
    LSU All-American safety Eric Reid has decided to enter the NFL draft and forgo his senior season, he announced Friday through a school news release.
  • Peter King: Quarterback play crucial in uncertain Wild Card round

    Jan 4
    Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield and Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco are two of the major difference-makers on Wild Card weekend in this 93rd NFL season, if you accept these premises: