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49ers deal with the playoff highs and lows of Garoppolo

Jan. 26, 2022 21:07 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jimmy Garoppolo's playoff performance is all anyone would need to understand the decisions the San Francisco 49ers made last offseason at quarterback. The lack of downfield throws and handful of bone-headed plays explain why the Niners felt the need to...

New Giants GM Schoen talks process, building the right way

Jan. 26, 2022 18:26 PM EST

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rather than promise a quick turnaround, new general manager Joe Schoen promised to build the New York Giants the right way while keeping in mind he wants to see improvement every season. The fresh-faced 42-year-old Schoen was introduced as the Giants...

Eagles 3-time Pro Bowl guard Brandon Brooks retires

Jan. 26, 2022 17:02 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With great reluctance and more than a few tears, Philadelphia Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks announced his retirement Wednesday after 10 seasons in the NFL. The 32-year-old Brooks, a three-time Pro Bowl pick, became one of the NFL’s best guards after the...

AP source: Vikings hire Browns' Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as GM

Jan. 26, 2022 16:41 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have hired Kwesi Adofo-Mensah as their general manager, according to a person with knowledge of the process, taking an innovative turn by bringing in an analytics expert from Cleveland’s front office who once worked on Wall Street. The...

Titans' Landry, Vikings' O'Neill are Pro Bowl injury subs

Jan. 26, 2022 16:17 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans outside linebacker Harold Landry and Minnesota Vikings right tackle Brian O'Neill have been selected as injury replacements for the Pro Bowl. The Titans and Vikings made the announcements Wednesday. Landry is replacing Joey...

Chicago Bears hire Chiefs' Ryan Poles as general manager

Jan. 26, 2022 15:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Ryan Poles made the Chicago Bears this time. Poles was hired as Chicago's general manager on Tuesday, almost 15 years after he signed with the team as an undrafted free agent and then failed to make the final roster. Poles spent the previous 13 seasons...

Winning ways: Are the Chiefs suddenly the NFL's new dynasty?

Jan. 26, 2022 14:06 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have won six straight AFC West titles, something never before accomplished, and will be hosting a record fourth consecutive conference championship game when Cincinnati visits Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. They've been to the past two...

Rams hope 3rd time is a charm in NFC title matchup vs. 49ers

Jan. 26, 2022 02:22 AM EST

The San Francisco 49ers are hoping their recent regular-season dominance over the Los Angeles Rams extends to the playoffs. The Niners have swept the season series against the Rams the past three seasons and take a six-game winning streak in the series into the NFC title game on...

Browns executive Adofo-Mensah is favorite for Vikings GM job

Jan. 25, 2022 22:12 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, the vice president of football operations for Cleveland, has emerged as the front-runner for the Minnesota Vikings' general manager job. Adofo-Mensah was in Minnesota for his second formal interview with the organization on Tuesday, his first...

Saints' Sean Payton steps down as coach after 16 years

Jan. 25, 2022 19:34 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Before Sean Payton took his first head coaching job in New Orleans in 2006, the Saints had a grand total of one playoff victory since their founding in 1967. The standard will be considerably higher for the next head coach in the Big Easy. Payton,...