Gase called the Browns on Tuesday, informing them he would not
interview and wants to focus solely on the Super Bowl. Denver will
meet the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII on Feb. 2 in East
San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday that running
back Frank Gore broke his right ring finger during Sunday's NFL
title game loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Harbaugh said at his press conference that he wasn't aware that Gore
suffered an injury until after the game.
Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com reported that Gore, who had just 14
yards on 11 carries on Sunday, will have minor surgery to repair the
After winning the coin toss Tuesday, NFL great Jerry Rice picked New
Orleans quarterback Drew Brees and St. Louis defensive end Robert
Quinn for his Pro Bowl team.
That means Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Kansas City
Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles are on Deion Sanders' team.
Since Rice chose the captain group, Sanders' team will have the
first pick in Tuesday and Wednesday night's drafts. Both night's
drafts begin at 8 p.m. ET.
The NFL announced that Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo
has been selected to the 2014 Pro Bowl in place of San Francisco
49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers hired Jason Licht as their general manager,
multiple media outlets.
Licht, 42, spent the previous two years in the Arizona Cardinals'
front office, the last season as vice president of player personnel.
The Philadelphia Eagles hired former Minnesota Vikings offensive
coordinator Bill Musgrave as their quarterbacks coach.
Musgrave, 46, takes over for former Eagles quarterbacks coach Bill
Lazor, who left to become the Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator
Longtime New England Patriots assistant coach Pepper Johnson announced he is leaving the organization.
New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib was not seriously injured
in Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos, according to MassLive.com.
Talib, named to the 2013 All-Pro team, suffered no structural damage
in his knee in the collision with former teammate Wes Welker.
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New York Giants owner John Mara plans to talk contract with
head coach Tom Coughlin in the near future.
Mara said the 68-year-old Coughlin, the oldest coach in the NFL,
has been focused on making improvements necessary to get the
team back in contention after a 7-9 season in 2013. Coughlin has
one year remaining on his contract.
Further proof that the mission to build a coach staff with
quarterback Matthew Stafford in mind was not lip service, the
Detroit Lions hired Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator.
Lombardi, the grandson of Vince Lombardi, was quarterbacks coach
of the New Orleans Saints and has been with the franchise since
Vance Joseph was hired as assistant defensive backs coach of the
Joseph will assist Mark Carrier. He was secondary coach with the
Houston Texans for the past three seasons.
Coach John Harbaugh said the Baltimore Ravens are narrowing
their search for the offensive coordinator position vacated when
Jim Caldwell was named head coach of the Detroit Lions last
Scott Linehan, former offensive coordinator of the Lions,
Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Smart, former
Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and current Ravens
wide receivers coach Jim Hostler were interviewed.
The Arizona Cardinals agreed to terms on a two-year contract
with punter Dave Zastudil.
Zastudil (6-3, 220) finished his 12th NFL season and third with
the Cardinals after joining the team in 2011.
The San Francisco 49ers today announced that long-time team
executive Paraag Marathe will be promoted to team president, as
Gideon Yu is stepping down from that role.
World-renowned soprano Renee Fleming, a four-time Grammy winner,
will sing the national anthem before Super Bowl XLVIII at
MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. on Feb. 2.
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