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League says there’s no timetable for Payton reinstatement heari…

League says there’s no timetable for Payton reinstatement hearing

profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Jan 5, 2013
Earlier today, Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell won’t consider a reinstatement request from Saints coach Sean Payton until after the Super Bowl. Not so fast, the NFL says. According to league spokesman Greg Aiello, no t
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  • Rivera gets chance, but it might not be a very good one

    Rivera gets chance, but it might not be a very good one

    Ron Rivera got another chance. But it may not be that good of one, and it’s only making their new general manager wait a year for his. Panthers owner Jerry Richardson decided to keep Rivera after a Saturday meeting, despite Rivera’s 13-19 record, whic
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  • Panthers' GM search might cross border

    Panthers' GM search might cross border

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    The Carolina Panthers’ search for a general manager won’t be limited to the borders of the United States. Long-time Canadian Football League general manager Jim Popp is getting some attention and likely will be one of five or six candidates to intervi
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  • Falcons wait for opponent

    Falcons wait for opponent

    ESPN.com Jan 5, 2013
    The Atlanta Falcons could know their opponent for next week’s divisional round of the playoffs as early as Saturday night. If No. 6 seed Minnesota defeats Green Bay, the Falcons will host the Vikings on Jan. 13. If the Packers win, the Falcons then have
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  • Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright

    Bucs are poised to sever ties with Eric Wright

    profootballtalk.com Jan 5, 2013
    When Buccaneers cornerback Eric Wright recently returned from a suspension and faced a fairly aggressive grilling from the local media without a lifeline from the team’s P.R. department, the speculation commenced that the Bucs have decided to move on fr
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  • Video - Coaching Carousel: Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera staying in Carolina 06:02

    Coaching Carousel: Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera staying in Carolina

    Jan 5
    Ian Rapoport and Micahel Lombardi join "NFL GameDay Morning" to discuss the latest on the coaching carousel, including breaking news that Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera will stay with the team.
  • Video - Coaching Carousel: Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera staying in Carolina 06:02

    Coaching Carousel: Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera staying in Carolina

    Jan 5
    Ian Rapoport and Micahel Lombardi join "NFL GameDay Morning" to discuss the latest on the coaching carousel, including breaking news that Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera will stay with the team.