The 69-year-old head coach met with Giants co-owners Steve Tisch and
John Mara on Monday afternoon, and informed them that he is stepping
down as the team's head coach.
Coughlin, who served three years as an assistant coach under Hall of
Famer Bill Parcells in addition to his 12 seasons as the head coach,
was part of three Super Bowl championships, two of which came in a
span of five years in his tenure as head coach.
Head coach Chuck Pagano's future with the Indianapolis Colts is
A press conference scheduled for 4 p.m. ET at the team facility was
canceled by the team just over an hour later. The team said there
would not be one on Monday.
Pagano held a team meeting with owner Jim Irsay present on Monday
morning before going into a separate sitdown with Irsay.
The San Diego Chargers will bring back head coach Mike McCoy and
general manager Tom Telesco for 2016 despite a 4-12 record this
"We are disappointed with the outcome as our expectations have not
been met," team president John Spanos said in a letter on the team's
website. "I have the utmost confidence in our leadership. Tom
Telesco, Mike McCoy, and I have already begun evaluating every
aspect of the team to take the essential steps to put a winning
product back on the field. We will waste no time in making the
McCoy is entering the final year of his contract after arriving in
2013. He is 22-26 in three seasons, having gone 9-7 in each of his
first two seasons. The Chargers made the playoffs and beat the
Cincinnati Bengals in the first round in his first year before
losing the next week to the Denver Broncos.
The Tennessee Titans fired general manager Ruston Webster after
another disappointing season.
The Titans also announced that Steve Underwood will serve as the
team's president and chief executive officer on a permanent basis.
His interim tag has been removed.
The Miami Dolphins named Chris Grier, the team's longtime director
of college scouting, as the new general manager.
In his role, Grier will oversee the draft and personnel departments,
reporting directly to executive vice president of football
operations Mike Tannenbaum.
Chip Kelly's representatives have reached out to the San Francisco
49ers to express interest in their head coaching opening, according
A league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the 49ers are likely
to consider the former Philadelphia Eagles head coach who was fired
last Tuesday with one game remaining and a 6-9 record in a
disappointing season. Kelly has indicated he would like to remain in
Former Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins head coach Mike
Shanahan is scheduled to meet with the Miami Dolphins this week for
their vacant head coaching job, according to reports.
The interview is expected to take place Tuesday. The 63-year-old
Shanahan also met with the Dolphins on Dec. 22 in New York, where
the second meeting will also take place, league sources told ESPN's
Interim head coach and offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur is expected
to interview for the Eagles' head coaching vacancy.
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According to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports, Shurmur was
interviewing for the position Monday.
Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak gave his players a break and
won't designate a starting quarterback until at least Thursday when
"I won't say anything," Kubiak said when asked what he would say
about his quarterback situation. "I'm proud of both of them. I've
got nothing for you today. I have no timeline."
Peyton Manning replaced Brock Osweiler in the third quarter and led
the Broncos to a win that locked up the No. 1 seed in the AFC
playoffs. Manning last played in Week 10, but said he is no longer
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron is preparing to start
Saturday night in the wild-card playoff game against the Pittsburgh
McCarron led the Bengals to wins over the San Francisco 49ers and
Baltimore Ravens in three starts since regular starter Andy Dalton
broke his thumb.
Carolina Panthers cornerback Charles Tillman will miss the entire
postseason after suffering a torn ACL during the first half of
Sunday's victory against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who had an MRI, has a
sprained right ankle with no breaks or fractures.
Brady is expected to be ready for the team's divisional round
playoff game in two weeks, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch returned to practice
Monday and should be available for Sunday's wild-card playoff game
against the Minnesota Vikings.
Lynch missed the last seven games of the regular season after
undergoing surgery to repair an abdomen injury on Nov. 25.
Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was at the team's
facility for exit meetings on Monday after he missed his concussion
treatment the previous day.
One Browns spokesman said Manziel was still in the concussion
protocol and would not be talking to reporters, according to
The Cincinnati Bengals placed linebacker Emmanuel Lamur on injured
Lamur, 26, suffered a knee injury in Sunday's 24-16 win over the
Baltimore Ravens. (Editing by Frank Pingue)
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