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Colts Plan On Firing Chuck Pagano

Dec 31, 2015 4:41 PM

The Indianapolis Colts plan on firing Chuck Pagano as head coach.

The consensus has been that Pagano would not return next season after he turned down a contract extension.

The Colts struggled this season and his relationship with Ryan Grigson turned "toxic."

Grigson helping to find Pagano's replacement does not guarantee that he'll be retained as general manager.

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Jared Goff To Leave Cal For NFL Draft

Dec 31, 2015 10:56 AM

Jared Goff plans to leave Cal to declare for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Goff, a 6-foot-4, 215-pound junior out of Novato, California, passed for 4,719 yards with 43 touchdowns and 13 interceptions and a completion percentage of 64.5 in 2015. 

ESPN's Todd McShay projects Goff as the second-best quarterback in the 2016 draft class, behind Memphis' Paxton Lynch. Goff is No. 10 on the Big Board of ESPN's Mel Kiper, who cites Goff's "special arm," "good movement" and "anticipation."

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Rex Ryan To Return In 2016 As Bills' Head Coach

Dec 30, 2015 3:15 PM

Rex Ryan will return to the Buffalo Bills as head coach in 2016.

The Bills had a disappointing season in Ryan's first year.

Buffalo hired Ryan last offseason after he was fired by the New York Jets.

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Tom Coughlin More Likely To Be Fired By Giants Than Not

Dec 30, 2015 12:34 PM

The vibe surrounding the New York Giants of late has been that they are more likely to fire Tom Coughlin than not.

The belief has been that Coughlin had to lead the Giants into the playoffs to save his job.

Because Coughlin remains well-respected and liked by his players and the owners and he won two Super Bowls, there may still be enough goodwill to give him one more chance in 2016.

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Steve Smith Announces He'll Play In 2016

Dec 30, 2015 12:31 PM

Steve Smith has announced he will return for the 2016 NFL season.

Smith tore his Achilles on Nov. 1st, which is a difficult injury to come back from at any age.

Smith is 15th on the all-time receptions list (961) and 11th on the receiving yardage list (13,932).

Before his injury, Smith had announced he would retire at the end of the 2015 season with the Baltimore Ravens.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

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Chip Kelly Wants To Remain In NFL

Dec 29, 2015 10:35 PM

Chip Kelly insists he would like to remain in the NFL following his dismissal as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kelly was pulled into a meeting with Jeffrey Lurie and he said he didn't fight their decision.

Kelly expressed disappointment with how his tenure ended.

Kelly also said he just wants to coach at his next stop and insists he does not want to also be the personnel guy.

The Tennessee Titans have already been linked to Kelly, which would represent an opportunity for him to reunite with Marcus Mariota.

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Eagles Asked Chip Kelly To Give Up Control Of Personnel Decisions

Dec 29, 2015 9:05 PM

Sal Paolantonio reports that Jeffrey Lurie has been considering changes to the structure of the Philadelphia Eagles' franchise for weeks.

Lurie considered keeping Kelly while stripping him of personnel control.

When Kelly was proposed with that scenario by Lurie, he reportedly balked at the idea.

The Eagles wanted Kelly to give up personnel control and focus on coaching.

The Eagles decided to fire Kelly before Week 17 to get a jump start on finding a candidate to replace him.

Sal Paolantonio/ESPN (via Pro Football Talk)

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DeMarco Murray Told Jeffrey Lurie He Had No Confidence In Chip Kelly

Dec 29, 2015 8:28 PM

DeMarco Murray reportedly told Jeff Lurie he had no confidence in Chip Kelly as head coach during their meeting a few weeks ago.

Murray was a key free agent signing by the Philadelphia Eagles in the offseason but fell out of favor with Kelly.

Kelly was fired by the Eagles on Tuesday.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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Chip Kelly Fired By Eagles

Dec 29, 2015 7:25 PM

Chip Kelly has been fired as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

"We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward," Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. "As I watched this season unfold, I determined that it was time to make a change."

Pat Shurmur will be interim head coach for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Ed Marynowitz, Vice President of Player Personnel, also was released by the Eagles.

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Jaguars Retain Gus Bradley For 2016 Season

Dec 29, 2015 7:11 PM

The Jacksonville Jaguars will retain Gus Bradley as head coach for the 2016 season.

Shad Khan released a statement Tuesday confirming that Bradley will return for the final year of his contract. 

"It's evident to see how far we've come in many aspects of our game, and Gus deserves a lot of credit for that progress," Khan said. "It's also evident the considerable work that remains to be done to be where we expect to be at this time next season, which is well above where we stand today. And Gus understands that. ...

"I expect his coaching staff and team to respond favorably to this news in preparation for Houston on Sunday and then begin thinking about what more they can provide next season. We have high ambitions."

Bradley has a 12-35 record over three seasons.

Mark Long/AP

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Cowboys Don't Plan On Making Major Changes In Offseason
Jason Garrett will return as head coach of the Cowboys.

Todd Archer/ESPN

Drew Brees Fully Expects To Remain With Saints In 2016
Drew Brees says he and Sean Payton will return to the Saints in 2016.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Tom Coughlin Not Worried About Job Security
Tom Coughlin has one more season remaining on his contract with the Giants.

NFL.com

Charles Woodson Announces Decision To Retire After Season
Charles Woodson is an eight-time Pro Bowl selection.

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Patriots Sign Steven Jackson
The Patriots have placed LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis on season-ending injured reserve.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

49ers Confidant In Jim Tomsula Moving Forward
CBS sideline reporter Jay Feely said he believes Jim Tomsula will return as head coach of the 49ers for a second season.

Matt Maiocco/Comcast

Patriots Promote Fullback Joey Iosefa Over Montee Ball
The Patriots promoted fullback Joey Iosefa to the active roster Saturday.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Rams Unlikely To Fire Jeff Fisher If Team Stays In St. Louis
Jeff Fisher has one season remaining on his five-year, $35 million deal.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Sam Bradford Coy About Re-Signing With Eagles
Sam Bradford was asked if he likes it in Philadelphia.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Jets Have To Send 6th Round Pick To Texans For Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick is guaranteed to have played in 70 percent of the Jets' plays this season.

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Christine Michael Returns To Seahawks
Christine Michael was traded to the Dallas Cowboys in August and carried 15 times for 51 yards before he was released.

Sheil Kapadia/ESPN

Bruce Arians Was Snubbed By Bears, Eagles, Browns, Chargers
Bruce Arians should have been one of the strongest head coaching candidates in 2013.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Steven Jackson Works Out For Patriots
Josh McDaniels worked with Steven Jackson when they were both with the Rams.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Ryan Mallett Agrees To Sign With Ravens
Ryan Mallett was released earlier this season by the Texans after he missed the team's flight for a road game.

Dianna Russini/ESPN

Antonio Gates Likely To Continue Playing In 2016
Antonio Gates will officially take a month or so after the season to assess his own desire and ability to continue playing.

Kevin Acee/San Diego Union-Tribune

Eagles Want To Keep Sam Bradford Long-Term
The Eagles would still like Sam Bradford to remain their quarterback long-term.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Mike Daniels Signs Four-Year, $42M Extension With Packers
Mike Daniels is playing the run better than any 3-4 defensive end in the NFL, with only J.J. Watt coming close.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

Washington Signs Pierre Thomas
Matt Jones and Alfred Morris are in a positional share for Washington.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

DeMarco Murray '100 Percent' Wants To Remain With Eagles In 2016
DeMarco Murray has been an awkward fit in Chip Kelly's system so far in 2015.

Albert Breer/NFL.com

Michael Crabtree Agrees Upon $35M Extension With Raiders
Michael Crabtree signed a one-year deal with the Raiders in the offseason after he found a soft market.

Peter Schrager/Fox Sports