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49ers' Gore fined more than $10K for low socks Updated Jan 23, 2013
Frank Gore's efforts in the San Francisco 49ers' NFC Championship Game victory over the Atlanta Falcons didn't go unnoticed by the NFL, which decided he wore his socks last Sunday a little too low to its liking.
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  • Payton says there’s “no way” he was leaving Saints

    In November, the disclosure that the long-term contract negotiated by the Saints and coach Sean Payton had been rejected by the league office spawned breathless reporting that Payton could be a free agent.  (We reported at the time that the Saints were …
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  • Gregg Williams has been looking for work for more than three weeks Jan 23, 2013
    While the NFL has yet to reinstate former Saints and former (for a few weeks) Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, the league has allowed him to look for work. Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Williams has had such clearance …
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  • Police make arrest in stabbing outside Georgia Dome Jan 23, 2013
    Police say they have arrested the man who committed a stabbing outside the Georgia Dome following the Falcons’ loss to the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday. James Lewis McCoy of Villa Rica, Georgia, was arrested on Tuesday. There’s no word
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  • Recovery slow, more surgery for Quincy Black Jan 23, 2013
    For Buccaneers linebacker Quincy Black, getting back on the field has taken a back seat to getting well. Bucs general manager Mark Dominik said Black needed surgery later this month to help a damaged nerve, casting more doubt on his future as a football…
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  • NFC South links: Faith in Josh Freeman Jan 23, 2013
    Atlanta Falcons The Falcons released strength coach Jeff Fish over "philosophical differences," Fox Sports reports. The move is something of a surprise, the Journal-Constitution adds, given that the likes of Tony Gonzalez and Matt Ryan had cre…
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  • NFC South programming notes Jan 23, 2013
    Just a quick note to let you know that we’ll be off our regular schedule the rest of this week. There will be no NFC South chat this Friday. I’m going to take a little down time, but please keep checking the blog. Our editors will be posting roundups,
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  • Callahan denies claims he sabotaged Super Bowl Jan 23, 2013
    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) -- Former Oakland coach Bill Callahan has denied allegations made by two of his former players that he "sabotaged'' the Raiders in their Super Bowl loss to Tampa Bay 10 years ago.
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  • Video - New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees: 'We want to get this thing back on track' 03:13

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees: 'We want to get this thing back on track'

    Jan 23
    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees joins "NFL Total Access" from Pro Bowl practice in Hawaii to give us his thoughts on Sean Payton being reinstated as the Saints head coach.
  • Video - Inside the Huddle: Lessons Learned, Running Backs and Draft Picks... 02:00

    Inside the Huddle: Lessons Learned, Running Backs and Draft Picks...

    Jan 23
    John Clayton goes deep on QBs over 30 in search of a Super Bowl ring, the future of Michael Turner in Atlanta, what Frank Gore loves about Colin Kaepernick, and Cleveland's second thoughts on their draft picks for the Julio Jones trade.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: What's Next For Sean Payton 03:02

    NFL Live OT: What's Next For Sean Payton

    Jan 23
    Mark Schlereth and Damien Woody discuss the first thing Sean Payton needs to do now that he has been reinstated as Saints coach.
  • Video - Payton Happy To Be Back 01:38

    Payton Happy To Be Back

    Jan 23
    Sean Payton discusses his return to the Saints following his suspension by the NFL.