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3:16 PM ET PITTSBURGH — The Steelers are “not closing any doors” on Antonio Brown‘s future but remain disappointed that they haven’t spoken to the All-Pro receiver since the season ended, according to team president Art Rooney II. The team has not officially begun trade discussions on Brown, who was benched in Week 17 for
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12:41 AM ET Associated Press ATLANTA — Falcons defensive end Takkarist McKinley was undergoing a mental evaluation after police were called to a hotel in Los Angeles. TMZ Sports reported that a friend became concerned for McKinley’s well-being and summoned police. The Falcons acknowledged the incident in a statement from coach Dan Quinn, who said
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8:25 PM ET CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers are keeping all options open concerning the sore right shoulder of quarterback Cam Newton, including the possibility of not having the 2015 NFL MVP available for the 2019 season. Asked to compare Newton’s situation with that of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, owner David Tepper said
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2:55 PM ET The New York Jets are finalizing a contract with former Cleveland Browns interim coach Gregg Williams to be their defensive coordinator, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Tuesday. Williams becomes the first big hire for new head coach Adam Gase, who was formally introduced on Monday. The Jets targeted Williams at
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6:54 PM ET FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — On the day they introduced their first offensive-minded head coach in more than 20 years, the New York Jets were forced to play defense. CEO Christopher Johnson defended the decision to hire Adam Gase, insisting Monday he’s not worried about the negative reaction from fans. “I get it,”
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7:55 PM ET GREEN BAY, Wis. — It took Matt LaFleur only a week to make two of his most important hires as the Packers‘ new head coach. The first one he made upon taking the job, when he retained defensive coordinator Mike Pettine from the previous Green Bay staff. The second one came Monday,
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1:42 PM ET Hall of Famer Jerry Rice said Monday during a radio interview that disgruntled Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown wants to play for the San Francisco 49ers “really bad.” Brown posted on his Instagram story Sunday an image of a FaceTime conversation with Rice, who was asked by 95.7 The Game on
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12:24 AM ET David Purdum Close ESPN Staff Writer Joined ESPN in 2014 Journalist covering gambling industry since 2008 Ben Fawkes Close ESPN Staff Writer Runs day-to-day editorial operations at Chalk, ESPN.com’s gambling section Joined ESPN in 2010 A national sports betting handicapping contest with a $2.5 million prize pool ended in controversy Sunday in
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10:18 PM ET NEW ORLEANS — Receiver Alshon Jeffery took responsibility for the Philadelphia Eagles‘ divisional-round loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday following a dropped pass late in the game that led to a critical interception. “That’s on me. I’ll take that loss. It’s on me,” he said. “I let my teammates down,
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1:48 PM ET Kansas City Chiefs guard Jeff Allen is rewarding a fan’s act of kindness toward him with tickets to next Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. Allen tweeted early Sunday morning that his car got stuck in the snow before the Chiefs’ playoff game against the Colts on Saturday, and that a man named Dave
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9:52 PM ET The Arizona Cardinals offered Steve Sarkisian the offensive coordinator position, but he instead will return to Alabama to work on Nick Saban’s staff, sources told ESPN’s Dianna Russini. Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald still has not made a decision about whether to return for a 16th NFL season. Crimson Tide QB Jalen
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1:06 AM ET Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins, questionable for Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts due to a foot injury, is expected to play, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Watkins has played in just one game since injuring his right foot in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns. His
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7:58 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa Bay Buccaneers new assistant head coach and run-game coordinator Harold Goodwin didn’t mince words Friday when asked about his disappointment over the firing of Steve Wilks by the Arizona Cardinals after one season and over the lack of minority hires. “That hurt a little bit,” Goodwin said. “He’s
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1:39 PM ET The Arizona Cardinals are in talks to make former Denver Broncos head coach Vance Joseph their defensive coordinator, sources told ESPN’s Josina Anderson. Denver fired Joseph last month after a 6-10 season. He was 11-21 in two seasons with the Broncos. Before coaching the Broncos, Joseph spent 11 years coaching defensive backs
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12:18 AM ET Former Detroit Lions, Connecticut and Navy coach Rick Forzano has died at the age of 90, the Lions announced Thursday. Forzano coached the Lions in 1974-76, compiling a 15-17 record as the team moved from Tiger Stadium to the Pontiac Silverdome, but his tenure in Detroit is better known for helping to
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7:26 PM ET TAMPA, Fla. — Introductions and first impressions won’t be necessary for Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and new head coach Bruce Arians. That happened more than 10 years ago, when Winston was in high school and attended Arians’ football camp in Birmingham, Alabama. “I had a little quarterback challenge — a
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