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Jan
19

Hoyer preparing in wake of Brady hand injury

New England quarterback TOM BRADY’s injured throwing hand “should be OK” for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. But just in case the injury limits Brady in any way,More backup BRIAN HOYER is ready to go. Hoyer says he prepares every week like he’s going to play. Brady did not practice on Thursday but we will keep an eye on his progress over the next couple of days. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Jan
19

Fournette feels fine after ankle injury, fender-bender

Jacksonville rookie running back LEONARD FOURNETTE has had quite a week. Fournette re-injured his right ankle in the first half of last weekend’s game against Pittsburgh but still managed to rushMore for 3 touchdowns. Earlier this week, Fournette was involved in a minor car accident. Despite being limited in practice this week, Fournette says he is fine and insists that he will be good to go for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against New England. Less

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jan
19

Thielen returns to limited practice

Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN returned to Vikings practice on Thursday, taking as step toward playing through a back injury that kept him out of Wednesday’s practice. We will continue toMore keep an eye on his progress but it was an encouraging sign that he was able to participate in Thursday’s practice session. Less

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Jan
19

Falcons focused on Ryan

Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN is heading into the final year of his contract and Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff said an extension for his star QB is a top priority this offseason. While Ryan’s production dropped off this past season, the team is still committed to him.

Source: ESPN.com

Jan
19

Steelers name Fichtner as offensive coordinator

The Pittsburgh Steelers officially named Randy Fichtner as their offensive coordinator on Thursday. Fichtner has been the team’s quarterback coach for the past eight seasons and he will remain in thatMore position in addition to his new role. Former OC Todd Haley was not offered a new contract after serving six seasons with the Steelers. Less

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jan
19

Joe Thomas still undecided about future

Cleveland’s future Hall of Fame left tackle JOE THOMAS is undecided about whether or not he will return to the Browns for the 2018 season. Thomas suffered a torn triceps inMore late October that ended his season. Prior to the injury, the 32-year-old Thomas had played every down possible until the middle of his 11th season. Less

Source: NFL.com

Jan
18

Brady limited at practice with right hand injury

New England quarterback TOM BRADY was a limited participant at Wednesday’s practice due to a right hand injury. Brady jammed the hand at practice after accidentally being run into by aMore teammate. Fortunately for the Patriots and fantasy owners, X-rays showed no structural damage and the injury “sounds manageable” according to sources. Less

Source: NFL.com

Jan
18

Thielen dealing with lower back injury

Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN sat out of Wednesday’s team practice with a lower-back injury. Thielen went through stretches and did some light jogging with the team before individual drills. We will keep an eye on his status over the next few days.

Source: Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Jan
18

Patriots WR Mitchell staying on IR

New England coach Bill Belichick confirmed on Wednesday that the Patriots will not activate wide receiver MALCOLM MITCHELL off injured reserve. Mitchell did not play this season after being placed onMore IR before the season opener with a knee issue. He returned to practice in late December but ultimately was not able to return to actual game action. Less

Source: NBC Sports

Jan
18

Jets fire offensive coordinator Morton

The New York Jets fired offensive coordinator John Morton on Wednesday. The news should not be surprising considering that the Jets finished in the bottom third of nearly every statistical offensiveMore category this season. While Morton didn’t have a star-studded crew on offense, there were apparently enough concerns about his in-game decisions to warrant a change. Less

Source: New York Daily News

Jan
18

Haley out as offensive coordinator in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Steelers are moving on from Todd Haley as their offensive coordinator and are expected to promote Randy Fichtner from his current position as quarterbacks coach into the OC role.More The decision to move forward with Fichtner will help to maintain stability with one of the top offenses in the NFL. Fichtner is also believed to have a good relationship with star quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER. Less

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jan
18

Munchak declines second interview with Cardinals

Pittsburgh offensive line coach Mike Munchak has declined a second interview request from the Arizona Cardinals. Munchak will remain with the Steelers while the search for a new head coach continues in Arizona.

Source: Arizona Republic

Jan
18

Steratore named referee for Super Bowl

The NFL announced on Wednesday that Gene Steratore will be the referee for Super Bowl LII. Steratore has been in the middle of some of the most high-profile officiating moments inMore recent years, including the catch rule involving Calvin Johnson in 2010 and Dez Bryant in the 2014 playoffs. This will be the first Super Bowl for the veteran official. Less

Source: ESPN.com

Jan
17

Fournette uninjured in minor car accident

Jacksonville running back LEONARD FOURNETTE was involved in a three-vehicle crash on Tuesday but was not injured in the accident. Fournette was not at fault and both he and a passengerMore in the car were not hurt. The Jaguars face the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. Less

Source: News 4 Jacksonville

Jan
17

Brees wants to remain with Saints

New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March but on Tuesday he expressed his desire to return to the Saints next season. Brees feelsMore the team still has a “great window of opportunity” to make a Super Bowl run and he hopes to get a deal done before the start of free agency. Less

Source: New Orleans Times-Picayune

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