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Greg Schiano hires Robb Smith as Rutgers D coordinator

Jan. 14, 2020 12:50 PM EST

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Robb Smith has been hired as Rutgers' defensive coordinator. Scarlet Knights coach Greg Schiano announced the hiring Tuesday, the latest move that brings back a former member of his Rutgers coaching staff. Smith spent four seasons on the Scarlet Knights’ staff. He also worked...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) takes questions during a press conference at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, December 29, 2019. The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 28-22 in overtime.(Octavio Jones/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Buccaneers face important decision of Winston's future

Dec. 30, 2019 7:29 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jameis Winston says he wants to remain with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but that decision is not his to make. Coach Bruce Arians reiterated Monday he’ll conduct a “full evaluation” before deciding the fate of the 25-year-old quarterback, who led the NFL in passing...

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a passagainst the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Jason Behnken)

Jones' INT return in OT lifts Falcons over Bucs 28-22

Dec. 29, 2019 7:27 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Dan Quinn and the Atlanta Falcons can hardly wait to get started again. A strong finish to a disappointing season may not make them feel better about going 7-9 for the second straight year. Rebounding from a 1-7 start to save the coach's job, however, provides some hope for 2020....

The Latest: Oakland's playoff hopes are barely alive

Dec. 29, 2019 6:18 PM EST

The Latest on Week 17 in the NFL (all times EST): 5:55 p.m. Oakland's playoff picture update: That remote chance of sneaking into the postseason is looking even more remote. First, the Raiders are losing 10-3 to Denver at halftime. They must win to have a shot at clinching the final AFC playoff spot. But the...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Falcons choose stability: Quinn, Dimitroff to remain in 2020

Dec. 27, 2019 3:27 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Wrapping up another disappointing season but buoyed by a strong finish, the Atlanta Falcons announced Friday they are keeping coach Dan Quinn in 2020. Owner Arthur Blank also decided to retain general manager Thomas Dimitroff for next season, though there will be organizational changes that...

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn speaks to players during the first half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Buccaneers, Falcons motivated to finish 2nd in NFC South

Dec. 27, 2019 3:18 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The winner will finish second in the NFC South. That’s enough to keep the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-8) and Atlanta Falcons (6-9) motivated for the final game of a season in which neither team will finish with a winning record. “For us 8-8, tastes a whole lot better than...

Falcons, Buccaneers playing out season as also-rans

Dec. 27, 2019 3:14 PM EST

ATLANTA (6-9) at TAMPA BAY (7-8) Saturday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox OPENING LINE — Buccaneers by 1½ RECORD VS. SPREAD — Atlanta 7-8, Tampa Bay 5-8-2 SERIES RECORD — Falcons lead 27-25 LAST MEETING — Buccaneers beat Falcons 35-22, Nov. 24 LAST WEEK — Falcons beat Jaguars 24-12;...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II (27) slips between Houston Texans inside linebacker Zach Cunningham (41) and linebacker Tyrell Adams (50) for a score during the first half of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. Quarterback Jameis Winston (3) celebrates the play. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Bucs look to end another non-playoff year on positive note

Dec. 23, 2019 6:23 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Buccaneers no longer have a shot at a winning record. Finishing .500, though, would give them some much-needed momentum heading into another winter that’ll begin without a playoff appearance, so they’re intent on finishing strong against NFC South rival...

NFL This Week: Cowboys, Eagles chase East title at .500 mark

Dec. 21, 2019 11:46 PM EST

Complaints about the NFL's playoff structure have rarely carried more clout than down the stretch of this season, given the glaring weakness of the NFC East. Though there are currently no teams in this quagmire of a quartet with a winning record, yes, either Dallas or Philadelphia will still get to host a...

Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (59) sacks Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (3) during the second half of an NFL football game Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio)

Mistake-prone Bucs turn it over 5 times in loss to Texans

Dec. 21, 2019 8:08 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Bruce Arians sometimes jokes that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of the nicest teams in the NFL. The team turns the ball over at an alarming rate, helping opponents build early leads and forcing Jameis Winston to play catch-up. More often than not, it doesn’t wind up being a...