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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive lineman Jurrell Casey took a moment to sit down with his wife and simply soak in the feeling. After nine long seasons and four different head coaches in the NFL, the four-time Pro Bowler finally will play in his first AFC championship game. “Definitely an amazing feeling,” Casey said. …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Former NFL player Steve Gleason has received the Congressional Gold Medal — the highest civilan honor bestowed by Congress — for his work as an advocate for people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. “This award represents the people of the United States of America and is a …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran referee Bill Vinovich will head the crew for the Super Bowl in Miami. Vinovich is in his 15th season as an NFL official. He previously worked the 2015 game between New England and Seattle. It’s been a difficult season for NFL officials and the league went with one of its …

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Art Rooney II isn’t quite sure what to make of what the Pittsburgh Steelers president called one of the “craziest” seasons he’s experienced during his 50-plus years around the NFL. The Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at halftime of Week 2. They pulled off an audacious trade for safety Minkah Fitzpatrick that …

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ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Ken Zampese was hired as the Washington Redskins‘ quarterbacks coach on Wednesday with Ron Rivera filling out his new-look staff. Zampese and new offensive coordinator Scott Turner are now tasked with figuring out what to do with 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins. Rivera said Haskins and injured veteran Alex Smith would …

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TEMPE, Arizona (AP) — Cardinals star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald is coming back to the team for the 2020 season. There was speculation the 36-year-old Fitzgerald might retire, but the team announced Wednesday he has signed a one-year contract. In 16 seasons with Arizona, Fitzgerald is the Cardinals’ franchise leader in games played (250), receptions …

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Former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue has made the Pro Football Hall of Fame in his fifth attempt. Tagliabue and former New York Giants general manager George Young made it to the hall in Canton, Ohio, as contributors. Ex-Dallas Cowboys safety Cliff Harris and former Cleveland receiver Mac Speedie completed the centennial class announced Wednesday. The …

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio hired former New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur as his offensive coordinator on Tuesday. Shurmur becomes the Broncos’ fifth offensive play-caller in five seasons and inherits an attack that features youngsters Drew Lock, Dalton Risner, Noah Fant, Courtland Sutton and Phillip Lindsay but also needs a …

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio hired former New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur as his offensive coordinator on Tuesday. Shurmur becomes the Broncos’ fifth offensive play-caller in five seasons and inherits an attack that features youngsters Drew Lock, Dalton Risner, Noah Fant, Courtland Sutton and Phillip Lindsay but also needs a …

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons will have new uniforms for the 2020 season. That’s all the team is disclosing for now. The Falcons announced the plan in a letter from team owner Arthur Blank to season-ticket holders. No details of the new look were released. The Falcons say the uniform, designed by Nike, will …

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