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FILE - In this Dec. 24, 2017, file photo, Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (85) greets fans before an NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. Gates announced his retirement, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020,  following a 16-year career that saw him finish with 116 touchdowns, which is the most by a tight end in NFL history. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

Antonio Gates ready to move on following 16-year career

Jan. 15, 2020 5:20 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Antonio Gates was hoping to get a final chance at reaching the Super Bowl. However the teams that he thought would be a good fit ended up not making the postseason. Gates said during a conference call on Wednesday he received some calls at midseason about playing, but that he was...

Eagles fire offensive coaches Mike Groh, Carson Walch

Jan. 9, 2020 2:12 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles have fired offensive coordinator Mike Groh and wide receivers coach Carson Walch. Coach Doug Pederson made the announcement on Thursday, one day after he said both coaches were returning. Pederson issued a statement saying he wanted to inform the coaches first. ...

Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Josh Allen, right, sacks Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Reich hoping season's challenges make Colts better team

Dec. 30, 2019 3:22 PM EST

The Indianapolis Colts started this season with Andrew Luck's impromptu retirement announcement. They finished it with a thud. For the fourth time in five years they missed the playoffs, and for the second time in three years they finished with a losing record — this time after starting 5-2. “A lot...

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II (15) throws a pass against the Indianapolis Colts during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Minshew, Jaguars close out season with 38-20 win over Colts

Dec. 29, 2019 9:01 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — This much is certain for the Jacksonville Jaguars: Minshew Mania will continue into 2020. Coach Doug Marrone might even be around for it. Gardner Minshew turned in his best performance in two months, throwing for 295 yards and three touchdowns in a 38-20 victory over Indianapolis...

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone stands on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Jaguars hope to avoid another slow start vs Colts in finale

Dec. 26, 2019 2:47 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are making a few tweaks for their season finale against Indianapolis. They're probably long overdue. But given the way Jacksonville has struggled early in games, coach Doug Marrone felt he had to do something — anything, really — to change...

Indianapolis Colts' Jordan Wilkins (20) runs during the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Colts finally find way to close out game

Dec. 23, 2019 5:50 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Frank Reich kept pleading with the Indianapolis Colts to follow the plan. The second-year coach wanted his team focused, hungry and prepared. He expected his team to play hard. And he insisted if they just homed in, the Colts would respond. On Sunday, with the playoffs out of reach,...

Indianapolis Colts' Nyheim Hines runs back a punt for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Hines' long returns help send Colts past Carolina 38-6

Dec. 22, 2019 5:48 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Nyheim Hines blew one chance to win Indianapolis' punt return job. He's trying to make sure the opportunity doesn't slip away again. Hines became the first NFL player in seven years to score on two punt returns in the same game, set up a third touchdown with another long return four...

Indianapolis Colts offensive guard Quenton Nelson stint on the bench in the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. The Saints won 34-7. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Panthers, Colts try to change script with strong finishes

Dec. 19, 2019 6:40 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis Colts still sound motivated. With the playoffs out of reach, their championship quest on hold for another season and two seemingly meaningless games left, coach Frank Reich spent the past few days making some adjustments. And explaining to players exactly what's at...

Struggling Panthers preparing QB Will Grier to play vs Colts

Dec. 18, 2019 6:59 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are preparing rookie quarterback Will Grier to play Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Interim coach Perry Fewell said Grier is taking reps with the first team at practice this week, but stopped short of naming him the starting quarterback. Fewell said he'll make a...

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) greets Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) after an NFL football game in New Orleans, Monday, Dec. 16, 2019. The Siant won 34-7. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Colts seek improvement following playoff-eliminating loss

Dec. 17, 2019 6:59 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Coach Frank Reich admits the Indianapolis Colts simply haven't been good enough this season — especially the past seven games. Now there's no sugar-coating it. After enduring Monday's embarrassing, playoff-eliminating 34-7 loss at New Orleans, the Colts spent the trip home...