Seahawks NT Brandon Mebane expected to be full go by April
DT Kevin Williams could retire if Seahawks win
He played in every game this season, recording 22 tackles, three sacks and two pass breakups.
Bills' Roman: EJ Manuel getting clean slate with new coaching staff
"I'm not going to get into specifics. but I definitely think he's done some very good things and displayed some good traits," Roman said. "We just have to get his level of consistency a little bit greater. Really, he and everybody else, once we get thru this evaluation process, we're going to have a very clean slate, once we get going because what they might have been asked to do or done in the past is really not relevant to what we may or may not ask them to do. So to sit here and pontificate about this that and the other, is a little premature."
Manuel is 6-8 as a starter over two NFL seasons. The 2013 first-round pick has a career 58.6 completion rate. He has passed for 2,810 yards, 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 15 games (14 starts).
Bryan Stork not a lock to play in Super Bowl
"Nobody's working harder than Bryan to play," coach Bill Belichick said.
Stork started 11 regular-season games but missed the AFC title game after getting hurt in the divisional playoff win over Baltimore. Ryan Wendell replaced Stork and played well in the 45-7 victory over the Colts.
Patriots OC McDaniels would 'love' another coaching opportunity
With just one coaching vacancy left to be filled in the NFL -- and the Falcons will reportedly hire Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn to be their coach once the Super Bowl ends --
"Yeah, I’d love to do it again," McDaniels said, per the Boston Herald. "I think the most important thing for me is to just be in the right situation and try to be in a place where I feel good about being. There’s a lot of great teams and great places out there. I happen to be in a good situation for myself right now and my family. If it comes up again where it’s the right spot, I’d love to do it again and give it another shot."
McDaniels was the Broncos coach in 2009-10. He interviewed with the Browns last year, and interviewed in January with the Falcons and 49ers, who hired Jim Tomsula to be their coach.
Reports: Fewell decides to join Redskins over 49ers coaching staff
Former Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell has agreed to become the
The 52-year-old Fewell spent the last five seasons as the Giants defensive coordinator. He was the Bills defensive coordinator from 2006-09, and has been a defensive backs coach in the NFL with the Jaguars, Rams and Bears.
Jets pick Brian Heimerdinger as director of pro personnel
Heimerdinger is the son of Mike Heimerdinger, a longtime NFL assistant coach who died in 2011 after fighting cancer.
Colts can void RB Trent Richardson's contract
Richardson, who missed a walkthrough before the AFC title game, received a two-game suspension from the team, general manager Ryan Grigson confirmed. If Indy chooses to keep Richardson, he'd serve the second game of the suspension next season.
ESPN.com expects the Colts to exercise their option to void Richardson's contract, and the players' union to challenge that move.
Panthers LB Thomas Davis says he's not close to retirement
“I lost two and a half years to injuries, but I also feel I gained two and a half years," said Davis, who underwent two reconstructive ACL surgeries on the same knee. "This was my 10th year and I’m going on year 11, and I still feel I have a lot of football left in me.’’
Davis has one year left on his contract, and he hopes to sign one more contract after that. Davis made 100 tackles this season after recording a team-high 123 in 2013.
Union challenges Goodell on Adrian Peterson's counseling requirement
The NFL Players Association filed a legal brief saying Commissioner Roger Goodell's requirement that
In November, Goodell suspended Peterson without pay for the rest of the season and said the
In his letter to Peterson, Goodell set several requirements for reinstatement, including counseling.
"In order to assess your progress going forward, I will establish periodic reviews, the first of which will be on or about April 15, 2015," the commisssioner wrote. "At that time, I will meet with you and your representatives and the NFLPA to review the extent to which you have complied with your program of counseling and therapy and both made and lived up to an affirmative commitment to change such that this conduct will not occur again. A failure to cooperate and follow your plan will result in a lengthier suspension without pay."
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