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Falcons Give McKay Five-Year Extension
Rich McKay is co-chair of the league's powerful competition committee along with Tennessee head coach Jeff Fisher.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Umenyiora Hints He's Done With Giants
Osi Umenyiora thinks he's done with the Giants.

New York Daily News

Caldwell: Important Season Is Coming Up
Jim Caldwell pulled his starters in the third quarter.

New York Times

Janikowski Hits 61-Yard Field Goal
Sebastian Janikowski made the fourth-longest kick in NFL history on Sunday.


Stokley Ejected After Making Contact With Ref
Brandon Stokley threw his fist in the air in anger and inadvertently poked the ref's finger.


Colts Pull Starters, Lose First Game
The Colts had won 23 straight regular-season games.

Yahoo! Sports

Meyer Changes His Mind, Takes Leave Of Absence
Florida head football coach Urban Meyer changed his mind on Sunday and will take an indefinite leave of absence instead of resigning.


Cowher Would Be Interested In Bucs' Job
The Buccaneers are 2-12 under rookie head coach Raheem Morris.

Pro Football Talk

Brohm Expected To Start For Bills
Brian Brohm is expected to face the Falcons.


Shanahan Removes Name From Consideration In Buffalo
Mike Shanahan has removed his name from consideration for the Bills head coaching job.

Buffalo News

Haynesworth Urged Teammates To Show Late
Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth urged his teammates to come to practice late on Friday.

National Football Post

Brennan Glad Season Is Ending
Colt Brennan has missed the whole season on injured reserve following hip surgery in September.


Del Rio May Be Coaching For Job
The Jaguars are also playing to remain in postseason contention.


Could Gators Pursue Shanahan?
Mike Shanahan was a candidate for the job after Steve Spurrier left for the NFL.

Pro Football Talk

Painter Could Make NFL Debut
The Colts haven't announced how long Peyton Manning will play on Sunday.

Indianapolis Star

Browns Avoid First Blackout Since 1985
The Browns have sold enough tickets to avoid a blackout in the Cleveland area.


Florida's Meyer Steps Down Due To Health Concerns
Urban Meyer resigned on Saturday as Florida's head football coach because of health concerns.


Florida's Meyer Steps Down
Urban Meyer was admitted to a hospital because of chest pains following the SEC title game.


Johnson Needs 128 Yards For 2,000
Chris Johnson also needs 234 yards to break Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards.

Nashville City Paper

Haynesworth Sounds Off On Blanche, Defense
Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth sounded off on the team's defense and coordinator Greg Blache.

Washington Post

Chargers Clinch First-Round Bye
San Diego downed Tennessee 42-17 on Christmas Night.


Billboard Calls For Changes In Chicago
The Bears are 5-9 with two games left and have been out of the playoff race for quite some time.

Chicago Sun-Times

Larry Johnson Has No Grudge Against Chiefs
Larry Johnson doesn't hold anything against the Chiefs.

Cincinnati Enquirer

Redskins Send Haynesworth Home
Washington coach Jim Zorn told reporters that he sent Haynesworth home for disciplinary reasons.


Shanahan 'Extremely Interested' In Coaching Bears
Mike Shanahan is a native of Chicago.


Saints Hire Carney As Kicking Consultant
The Saints have hired John Carney as a kicking consultant.

Yahoo! Sports

Galloway Could Face Ravens
Joey Galloway could make his debut for the Steelers this weekend against the Ravens.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Jacobs, Haynesworth Fined For Fight
Brandon Jacobs was fined $7,500 and Albert Haynesworth $10,000.


Risdon's Picks For Week 16
Jeff Risdon likes the Cowboys to earn their second December win this week.

Jeff Risdon/RealGM

NFL Gives Browns Extension To Avoid Blackout
The Browns are in danger of a blackout in the Cleveland area.