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FILE - In this June 13, 2019, file photo, Minnesota Vikings assistant head coach and offensive advisor Gary Kubiak watches quarterbacks during drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Eagan, Minn. The Vikings have chosen Kubiak as their offensive coordinator. He fills the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski's departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The widely expected move was confirmed by a person with knowledge of the decision. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the club had not yet made the announcement. The 58-year-old Kubiak served as offensive adviser and assistant to head coach Mike Zimmer this season. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton- King, File)

AP source: Vikings make Gary Kubiak offensive coordinator

Jan. 23, 2020 3:39 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have chosen Gary Kubiak as their offensive coordinator, filling the vacancy created by Kevin Stefanski's departure to become head coach of the Cleveland Browns. The widely expected move was confirmed Thursday by a person with knowledge of the decision who spoke to...

Raiders sign Nevin Lawson to 1-year extension

Jan. 23, 2020 2:11 PM EST

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders signed cornerback Nevin Lawson to a one-year contract extension Thursday. Lawson is the first player to sign with the Raiders since they officially added Las Vegas to their name Wednesday. The Raiders are set to play next season in Las Vegas after spending the...

This undated photo provided by the Minnesota Vikings shows George Paton. New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski could be reuniting with an old friend in Cleveland. The team is interviewing Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time to be their new GM, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (Minnesota Vikings via AP)

Browns still seeking GM, meet second with Vikings assistant

Jan. 22, 2020 10:08 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski isn't campaigning to bring a former close colleague and friend to Cleveland. At least not publicly, Looking for a general manager to pair with Stefanski, the Browns interviewed Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time Wednesday for...

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert, center right, scores a touchdown next to Green Bay Packers cornerback Tramon Williams during the second half of the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)

Green Bay Packers stay with Pettine as defensive coordinator

Jan. 22, 2020 6:22 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Packers coach Matt LaFleur has decided to stick with Mike Pettine as his defensive coordinator. In LaFleur’s first season, the Packers went from 6-9-1 in 2018 to 13-3 and the NFC championship game this season as second-year coordinator Pettine improved the defense. ESPN first...

Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

New Baylor coach Aranda hires one of his mentors as Bears DC

Jan. 21, 2020 8:51 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — New Baylor coach Dave Aranda has hired one of his former bosses as the new defensive coordinator of the Bears. Ron Roberts spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette, which ranked 18th nationally this season allowing only 19.7 points per game. That was...

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) passes against the San Francisco 49ers during the first half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Vikings pick up 5 additions to Pro Bowl, including Cousins

Jan. 21, 2020 3:54 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have five additions to the NFC Pro Bowl roster, giving them eight players in the all-star game for their highest total in 10 years. The NFL announced Tuesday that quarterback Kirk Cousins, defensive end Everson Griffen, fullback C.J. Ham, linebacker Eric Kendricks...

Cleveland Browns new NFL football head coach Kevin Stefanski answers a question during a news conference at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

AP source: Browns interview Vikings assistant GM for opening

Jan. 20, 2020 8:26 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns could be turning a little more purple. After hiring former Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as its coach, Cleveland interviewed Minnesota assistant general manager George Paton for its GM opening this past weekend, a person familiar with the team's itinerary told...

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers leaves the field after their loss against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFL NFC Championship football game Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers won 37-20 to advance to Super Bowl 54 against the Kansas City Chiefs. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Aaron Rodgers says 'window's open' on another title run

Jan. 20, 2020 7:59 PM EST

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — The 2019 season for the Green Bay Packers marked the dawn of a new era. Matt LaFleur took over and won more games than any first-year coach in franchise history. The final result again fell short of the Packers' goal of winning it all, but this time it had a different feeling,...

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, center, and general manager John Lynch, right, celebrate while interviewed by Terry Bradshaw after the NFL NFC Championship football game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Santa Clara, Calif. The 49ers won 37-20 to advance to Super Bowl 54 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Also pictured at bottom left is Mike Shanahan. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

49ers impressive turnaround leads to Super Bowl appearance

Jan. 20, 2020 7:28 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As the celebration raged in the victorious 49ers locker room, general manager John Lynch showed off a "Mobile to Miami" T-shirt that symbolized the turnaround in San Francisco. The team that was so bad a year ago that the coaching staff got rewarded with a week coaching the...

Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

New Baylor coach Aranda sensed something special with Bears

Jan. 20, 2020 4:52 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda sensed something special about Baylor even before the Bears were looking for a new head coach. “I could see the togetherness of the team, I could see the toughness of the team,” said Aranda, who as national champion LSU's defensive coordinator saw Baylor on film...