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FILE - San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is shown during an NFL football game against Arizona Cardinals, in Santa Clara, Calif., in this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The search for a new coach continues for the New York Jets after they completed an in-person interview with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, without apparently reaching a deal.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Saleh's Jets path shaped by 9/11: 'I'm supposed to be here'

Jan. 21, 2021 6:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Saleh was trudging along in his professional life nearly 20 years ago, trying to find satisfaction and direction. His brother's harrowing experience during the 9/11 attacks changed all that. Now, Saleh is the head coach of the New York Jets, coming to the city that shaped his life...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, file photo, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields passes against Clemson during the second half of the Sugar Bowl NCAA college football game in New Orleans. Fields is foregoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, in an announcement posted on social media, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Fields, expected to be a first-round draft choice, went 20-2 as a two-year starter for the Buckeyes. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Ohio State QB Fields declares for draft; WR Olave returning

Jan. 18, 2021 8:58 PM EST

Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft, while Buckeyes wide receiver Chris Olave is returning for his senior year. The teammates announced their decisions Monday on Twitter. Fields, expected to be a first-round pick, said in his lengthy Twitter post that his path...

FILE - San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is shown during an NFL football game against Arizona Cardinals, in Santa Clara, Calif., in this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The search for a new coach continues for the New York Jets after they completed an in-person interview with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, without apparently reaching a deal.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Jets hire 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as coach

Jan. 15, 2021 12:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets were searching for a leader, someone who could bring a frustrated, playoff-starved franchise back to respectability. They think they found their guy in Robert Saleh. The Jets reached an agreement in principle with the popular and energetic San Francisco 49ers defensive...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2019, file photo, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy greets a player during the second half of the team's AFC championship NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Kansas City, Mo. One year ago, Bieniemy and San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh missed out on the coaching carousel despite being coordinators of the two Super Bowl teams. The two figure to be near the top of many of the lists of possible head coaching candidates again this offseason when the NFL is hoping some new rules lead to more opportunities for minority coaches. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

For non-playoff teams, important NFL offseason is underway

Jan. 6, 2021 9:36 AM EST

While 14 teams are focused on their pursuit of the Vince Lombardi Trophy with the expanded NFL playoffs set to kick off this weekend, the offseason is underway for 18 other clubs. Six teams are searching for new head coaches. Seven are looking for general managers. Quarterbacks and other star players will surely...

FILE - In this Tuesday, June 11, 2019, file photo, New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas speaks during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Douglas' to-do list this 2021 offseason is massive, and so is the climb the New York Jets need to make to again reach respectability. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Spotlight on Douglas as GM leads Jets' search for new coach

Jan. 5, 2021 7:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas' to-do list this offseason is massive — and so is the climb the New York Jets need to make to reach respectability. The general manager's arduous task begins with finding a head coach. That process has already begun, with the Jets asking permission to speak to multiple...

New York Jets running back Frank Gore (21) is tackled by Los Angeles Rams defensive end Michael Brockers (90) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Frank Gore, NFL's No. 3 rusher, unsure about playing future

Jan. 5, 2021 12:37 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Frank Gore is in no rush to decide if he'll give it another run next season. The New York Jets running back, who ranks third on the NFL's career rushing list with 16,000 yards, will be 38 in May and just completed his 16th season. He's scheduled to be a free agent this offseason. ...

FILE - In this June 11, 2019, file photo, new New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas, left, poses for a photo with owner Christopher Johnson during a news conference at the team's NFL football training facility in Florham Park, N.J. Johnson said the search for a new head coach will be a collaborative effort between him, Douglas and team president Hymie Elhai, but Douglas will take the lead in finding the next hire. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

Search for new coach begins for Jets, with Douglas in charge

Jan. 4, 2021 5:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Johnson wants things to change in a big way with the New York Jets. The team's chairman and CEO is looking for more victories. A winning culture. Sustained success. “Look, I am sick of losing,” Johnson said Monday. “I am so tired of all of this. As are the...

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase watches from the sideline in the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Jets fire coach Adam Gase after 2 seasons of failed offense

Jan. 3, 2021 10:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase came to New York with high hopes he would be the perfect fit to help quarterback Sam Darnold take the next step in his development and boost the Jets' offense. And lead the team back to the postseason. None of that materialized. So, the search is on — again — for a...

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton celebrates his touchdown pass to Devin Asiasi in the second half of an NFL football game against the New York Jets, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Newton accounts for 4 TDs, Patriots roll 28-14 over Jets

Jan. 3, 2021 10:29 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Cam Newton saved his best performance this season for what was likely his final game with the New England Patriots. Newton threw three touchdown passes and caught another, and the Patriots rallied to beat the Jets 28-14 on Sunday in Adam Gase's final game as New York's coach. The...

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) throws under pressure from Los Angeles Chargers defensive tackle Justin Jones during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Broncos staying the course in 2021 after another bad year

Jan. 1, 2021 5:58 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — It appears the Denver Broncos are all getting a mulligan for 2020, their fourth consecutive losing season and fifth without a trip to the playoffs. Vic Fangio, Drew Lock and Pat Shurmur will try to engineer an end to the organization's playoff drought in 2021. General manager John...