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Family of Maryland football player who died gets settlement

Jan. 27, 2021 6:43 PM EST

ELLICOTT CITY, Md. (AP) — After a two-year-long process, a family will be awarded a $3.5 million settlement from Maryland after their son, Jordan McNair, died during a university football practice. The Board of Public Works voted unanimously during a meeting Wednesday to approve the request from the...

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen, right, hugs teammate Stefon Diggs during the second half of the AFC championship NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Bills have offseason needs to address with little to spend

Jan. 27, 2021 6:26 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — After three straight offseasons of making big splashes in transforming the Bills into AFC contenders, Brandon Beane isn’t making any big promises this year. Though the Bills have needs, with the general manager specifically emphasizing a desire to bulk up Buffalo’s...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 28, 2020 file photo, Denver Broncos defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill takes part in drills during an NFL football practice in Englewood, Colo. Renaldo Hill is getting his first opportunity to be a defensive coordinator, but he won't be thrown into the deep end of the pool yet. Chargers head coach Brandon Staley will call the plays during games, allowing Hill to be able to progress at his own pace. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Chargers' Hill eager for first shot as defensive coordinator

Jan. 27, 2021 6:22 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Renaldo Hill is getting his first opportunity to be a defensive coordinator, although he won't be thrown into the deep end of the pool just yet. Los Angeles Chargers coach Brandon Staley will call the plays during games, allowing Hill to be able to progress at his own pace. It is...

This combination of file photos shows Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, left, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians during NFL football games. There’s no retirement age in the NFL, and that’s a good thing for Super Bowl-bound Kansas City and Tampa Bay. Andy Reid and Bruce Arians are two of the league’s five oldest coaches. Reid is closing in on 63; Arians turned 68 last October. They have a combined 55 years of NFL experience and spent nearly another three decades working at the college level. (AP Photo/File)

Retirement age? Super Bowl coaches just getting started

Jan. 27, 2021 5:44 PM EST

There’s no retirement age in the NFL, and that’s a good thing for Super Bowl-bound Kansas City and Tampa Bay. Andy Reid and Bruce Arians are two of the league’s five oldest coaches. Reid is closing in on 63; Arians turned 68 last October. They have a combined 55 years of NFL experience and...

SMU names veteran coach Leavitt as new defensive coordinator

Jan. 27, 2021 5:34 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Veteran coach Jim Leavitt has been named defensive coordinator at SMU. It is the fourth college for Leavitt as a defensive coordinator since being linebackers coach for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers from 2011-14. That followed his 13 seasons as the first head coach ever at South Florida,...

In a photo provided by the Detroit Lions, Detroit Lions general manager Brad Holmes arrives on his first at the NFL football team's practice facility Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021 in Allen Park, Mich. (Detroit Lions via AP).

Lions hire ex-Chargers coach Lynn as offensive coordinator

Jan. 27, 2021 5:31 PM EST

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have hired offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn, who led the Los Angeles Chargers for four seasons before being fired earlier this month. Detroit added Lynn to first-year coach Dan Campbell's staff on Wednesday, days after hiring Aaron Glenn to be their defensive...

FILE - Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Chad Wheeler (75) is shown before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, in this Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The Seattle Seahawks said Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, that offensive lineman Chad Wheeler is no longer a member of the team following his arrest last weekend for investigation of domestic violence. (AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

Seahawks cut ties with Chad Wheeler after arrest

Jan. 27, 2021 5:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks said Wednesday that offensive lineman Chad Wheeler is no longer a member of the team following his arrest last weekend for investigation of domestic violence. “The Seahawks are saddened by the details emerging against Chad Wheeler and strongly condemn this act of...

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 file photo, Arkansas coach Bret Bielema gets choked up as the senior players are introduced before the start of an NCAA college football game in Fayetteville, Ark. It's going on 40 days since Bret Bielema was announced as Illinois' football coach, and since then he's assembled a staff, met returning players, recruited new ones, convinced a top player to pull his name out of the transfer portal and made the rounds getting to know administrators and alumni. (AP Photo/Michael Woods, File)

New Illini coach Bielema says he doesn't want to wait to win

Jan. 27, 2021 5:03 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — It's going on 40 days since Bret Bielema was announced as Illinois' football coach, and since then he has assembled a staff, met returning players, recruited new ones, persuaded a top player to pull his name out of the transfer portal and made the rounds getting to know...

NC State adds ex-Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips to staff

Jan. 27, 2021 4:35 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has added former Kentucky head coach Joker Phillips to its football staff. The school announced the hiring Wednesday, saying Phillips would serve as assistant head coach and receivers coach under Dave Doeren. In a statement, Doeren said Phillips would be “a...

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2013, file photo, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers player Warren Sapp smiles after being inducted in the Ring of Honor ceremony during halftime in an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Miami Dolphins in Tampa, Fla. Hall of Famer Warren Sapp wishes the Buccaneers could pack the stands for the first Super Bowl played in a host team’s home stadium. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Bucs fans set to cheer inside, outside Super Bowl stadium

Jan. 27, 2021 4:26 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Warren Sapp wishes fans of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could pack the stands for the first Super Bowl played in a host team’s home stadium. Because of coronavirus pandemic concerns, the NFL’s decision to limit capacity to 22,000 at Raymond James Stadium, and soaring prices for...