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The Detroit Lions have reportedly found their next head coach, but they may end up having to wait until after the Super Bowl to finalize the deal.ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia is expected to accept the head coaching job in Detroit. (read more)


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What’s the deal with Matt Patricia’s beard? Does the New England Patriots defensive coordinator and presumed next head coach of the Detroit Lions have a fascination with Grizzly Adams?Travis Krol, who was a roommate and teammate of Patrcia’s at RPI, has another theory.“He’ll probably kill me, but he’s got dimples,” Krol said, per Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. (read more)

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One additional name could potentially be added to the Titans’ head coaching search, as Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich is a “possibility” for the position, according to Terry McCormick of TitansInsider.com (Twitter link). (read more)

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Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has continued to be criticized for electing to attempt an onside kick late in Sunday’s divisional-round loss to the Jaguars, but he’s still standing by the questionable decision rather than being regretful of it blowing up in his face.The play in question happened with 2:18 remaining in the game after the Steelers had cut the Jaguars’ lead to 42-35. (read more)

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While much of the trade deadline chatter surrounding Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan centers around the Cleveland Cavaliers, he’d reportedly rather be traded to the Houston Rockets.ESPN’s Stephen A. (read more)

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Former Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing is interviewing to become the Bears’ next quarterback coach, according to Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune. Adam Caplan of SiriusXM reports that while Downing is indeed meeting about a position on Chicago’s offensive staff, the interview isn’t necessarily for the QBs coach vacancy. (read more)

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With the NFL facing backlash from players regarding the continued scheduling of Thursday Night Football, the league appears to be going full-steam ahead with its plan to continue airing the weekly game.Assuming that indeed does remain the case, Fox and ABC are reportedly joining CBS and NBC in the bidding war to air the game. (read more)

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Manny Machado is expected to attend the Baltimore Orioles’ upcoming Fan Fest event despite being the subject of trade rumors this offseason.During Major League Baseball’s winter meetings, one of the biggest topics of discussion was the Orioles reportedly shopping Machado, who prefers a move to shortstop. (read more)

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