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AP source: Eagles interview Notre Dame's Kelly

AP source: Eagles interview Notre Dame's Kelly

CNNSI.com Updated 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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  • Drew Brees named to Pro Bowl roster due to RGIII injury

    Drew Brees named to Pro Bowl roster due to RGIII injury

    With the injury to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III requiring surgery on Wednesday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named to the Pro Bowl roster in his place. According to Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayun…
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  • Panthers hire Gettleman as general manager

    Panthers hire Gettleman as general manager

    The Carolina Panthers hired Dave Gettleman as their new general manager on Wednesday.
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  • John Abraham returns to practice on a limited basis

    John Abraham returns to practice on a limited basis

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    As the Falcons prepare for the fourth playoff game of the Matt Ryan era (and, hopefully for them, the first postseason win), one of the team’s key defensive players is moving closer to being available for the game. Defensive end John Abraham, who sprain
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  • Saints announce extension with Sean Payton

    Saints announce extension with Sean Payton

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    The Saints and coach Sean Payton previously had reached an agreement in principle on a new contract.  The agreement in principle has not become an agreement in reality. The team has announced that Payton’s new five-year contract has been signed.“I am
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  • NFC South afternoon update

    NFC South afternoon update

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Time for an afternoon look at some odds and ends from around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Scott Reynolds mentions Florida State cornerback Xavier Rhodes, LSU linebacker/defensive end Barkevious Mingo and Texas A&M defensive end Damontre Moore …
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  • Browns, Panthers' OC Chudzinski talking opening

    Browns, Panthers' OC Chudzinski talking opening

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the meeting says the Browns are interviewing Carolina offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski for their coaching job.
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  • Jacquizz Rodgers wants to be feature RB

    Jacquizz Rodgers wants to be feature RB

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Make no mistake about it, Jacquizz Rodgers wants to be a feature back in the NFL. “Shouldn’t that be every running back’s goal? To be the guy?’’ Rodgers said in a phone interview Wednesday. “I’m just going to work hard and keep trying to be
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  • Biermann's versatility key for Falcons

    Biermann's versatility key for Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Kroy Biermann might not be the most famous athlete ever to come out of Montana’s Hardin High. But the defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons is the most successful athlete to come out of a high school that is legendary in another sport. Hardin’s basket
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  • Saints GM: “We can’t just say it was all about Sean”

    Saints GM: “We can’t just say it was all about Sean”

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said Wednesday that his team’s 7-9 season was “beyond disappointing,” but that they had to be careful not to make it only about the absence of head coach Sean Payton. “We’ve got a higher standard than we’ve
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  • AccuScore: Seahawks at Falcons

    AccuScore: Seahawks at Falcons

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Seahawks-Falcons playoff matchup.
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  • David Caldwell named general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguar…

    David Caldwell named general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars

    yahoo.com Jan 9, 2013
    Two NFL teams ended their search for a new general manager on Tuesday. The Arizona Cardinals tabbed an in-house candidate — vice president of player personnel Steve Keim — to replace Rod Graves, while the Jacksonville Jaguars went outside the organiza
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  • Could Harry Douglas handle punt returns?

    Could Harry Douglas handle punt returns?

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Atlanta coach Mike Smith has a reputation for being conservative. It’s a reputation he’s earned over the course of five seasons. But maybe Smith, who still is seeking his first playoff victory, is willing to change. There are at least indications ther
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  • Around the NFC South

    Around the NFC South

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Time for a morning trip through the headlines from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS For the second straight year, Atlanta is losing its director of player personnel. Dave Caldwell has been hired as the general manager in Jacksonville. That comes a y…
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  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Back To Basics 00:36

    Blogger Blitz: Back To Basics

    Jan 9
    NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas talks about how the Falcons getting back to the fundamentals will be a big help when they face the Seahawks
  • Video - T.J. Olsen Comes Home 05:04

    T.J. Olsen Comes Home

    Jan 9
    Chris Connelly updates his profile of Panthers TE Greg Olsen, who played this season while his newborn son was dealing with a heart ailment.
  • Video - Faith In The Falcons? 04:39

    Faith In The Falcons?

    Jan 9
    Rapper Big Boi, Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss whether the Falcons will beat the Seahawks.
  • Video - Countdown Daily AccuScore: SEA-ATL 01:02

    Countdown Daily AccuScore: SEA-ATL

    Jan 9
    Prim Siripipat goes inside the numbers for the Seahawks-Falcons

Sports Columnists

  • 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...