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Lions hire Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator

Jan. 23, 2021 6:39 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions hired Aaron Glenn to be their defensive coordinator. The Lions announced the move Saturday. Glenn joins new coach Dan Campbell's staff after spending the past five seasons as the secondary coach for the New Orleans Saints. Before his tenure in New Orleans, Glenn...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) talks to offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich during an NFL football practice Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. The Buccaneers play the Washington Football Team in a playoff game Saturday night. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Leftwich helping Brady transform potent Buccaneers offense

Jan. 22, 2021 2:27 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Byron Leftwich remembers traveling to Lambeau Field for the first time, walking into the legendary stadium and soaking up the atmosphere. “When you think of it, it’s the mecca of football. ... It’s like (Madison Square) Garden in basketball. I guess it’s like...

FILE - This is a 2020 file photo showing Trent Baalke of the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL football team.  The Jacksonville Jaguars formally named Baalke general manager on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. (AP Photo)

Jags hire ex-49ers exec Baalke as GM, removing interim tag

Jan. 21, 2021 4:48 PM EST

Urban Meyer and Trent Baalke first met 16 years ago, before the San Francisco 49ers drafted quarterback Alex Smith with the No. 1 pick in 2005. Meyer was Smith's college coach at Utah, and Baalke was a western region scout for the Niners. They really got to know each other in the past two weeks in Jacksonville....

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Chad Henne celebrates after a run during the second half of an NFL divisional round football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Kansas City. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

#HenneThingIsPossible as Chiefs look toward AFC title game

Jan. 19, 2021 1:59 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The 35-year-old journeyman quarterback that made the two plucky plays in the final minutes of regulation that helped get the Kansas City Chiefs into the AFC championship game was fortunate to even be on the team. Chad Henne had spent nearly a decade with Miami and Jacksonville,...

FILE - Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino looks on during an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Atlanta, in this Sept. 30, 2007, file photo. Back in 2007, Petrino lasted all of 13 games with the Atlanta Falcons, winning just three times before he slinked back to college in the middle of the night, leaving behind nothing more than a form letter for his abandoned players. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

Column: Meyer faces tough adjustment heading to NFL Jaguars

Jan. 15, 2021 3:43 PM EST

Before the good folks in Jacksonville get too fired up about the arrival of Urban Meyer, let’s review a few cautionary tales. Like Nick Saban. And Steve Spurrier. And perhaps the biggest flop of all when it comes to college coaches going pro, Bobby Petrino. Back in 2007, Petrino lasted all of 13 games...

FILE - Florida NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer talks to reporters after practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., ahead of the BCS Championship game against Ohio State, in this Jan. 8, 2007, file photo. A person familiar with the search says Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars are working toward finalizing a deal to make him the team's next head coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, because a formal agreement was not yet in place. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Meyer believes Jacksonville 'is the place' he can win in NFL

Jan. 15, 2021 3:16 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer first started thinking about the NFL about a decade ago. He was getting phone calls from team owners. He was intrigued by the notion of testing his coaching skills at football’s highest level. He was ready to make the jump. But he put it off time and time...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette (28) is taken down by Washington Football Team middle linebacker Jon Bostic (53) during the first half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Leonard Fournette grateful for second chance with Buccaneers

Jan. 14, 2021 7:52 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When Leonard Fournette suddenly found himself out of work, one of the first people who reached out to the former Jacksonville Jaguars running back was Tom Brady. The six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback thought he’d be a nice addition to a talented group of playmakers being...

FILE - Ohio State NCAA college football head coach Urban Meyer answers questions during a news conference announcing his retirement in Columbus, Ohio, in this Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, file photo. A person familiar with the search says Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars are working toward finalizing a deal to make him the team's next head coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, because a formal agreement was not yet in place. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Urban Hire: Meyer returns to sidelines with NFL's Jaguars

Jan. 14, 2021 7:42 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer has won everywhere he’s coached. Small colleges. Big-time programs. He’s been a difference maker at each stop during his storied career. He’s ready to try something new: the NFL. Meyer agreed to become head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars on...

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) defends a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (10) during the second half of an NFL football game in Inglewood, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Packers' Adams finally gets to face off with LA's Ramsey

Jan. 14, 2021 7:14 PM EST

Green Bay’s Davante Adams has caught more touchdown passes over the last five seasons than any other player. Jalen Ramsey of the Los Angeles Rams is one of the NFL’s premier cornerbacks. They finally will face each other in a game that matters Saturday when the top-seeded Packers (13-3) host the...

Urban Meyer has agreed to a contract to coach the Jacksonville Jaguars

Jan. 14, 2021 6:41 PM EST
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Urban Meyer has agreed to a contract to coach the Jacksonville Jaguars.