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FILE - This is a 2016 file photo showing Dan Campbell of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team. The Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with Dan Campbell to be their coach. The Lions announced the agreement with the New Orleans Saints tight ends coach on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, one day after formally introducing Brad Holmes as their general manager.  (AP Photo/File)

AP source: New Lions coach Campbell gets 6-year deal

Jan. 20, 2021 7:35 PM EST

The Detroit Lions landed the coach they coveted from the start of their search by hiring Dan Campbell. The Lions tweeted a photo of the former New Orleans Saints tight ends coach signing his deal Wednesday, one day after the team formally introducing Brad Holmes as their general manager. Campbell signed a...

FILE - San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is shown during an NFL football game against Arizona Cardinals, in Santa Clara, Calif., in this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The search for a new coach continues for the New York Jets after they completed an in-person interview with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, without apparently reaching a deal.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Jets make hiring of Robert Saleh as head coach official

Jan. 19, 2021 2:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Saleh left no doubt for the New York Jets that he was their guy. And he knew this is exactly where he wanted to be. The team officially announced Tuesday they hired the former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator as their head coach after agreeing to terms last Thursday. ...

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2020, file photo, San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh watches during the NFL football team's practice in Santa Clara, Calif. Saleh, the New York Jets' new head coach, has families in neighborhoods all across the country celebrating the first known Muslim American to hold that position in NFL history. That's a source of great pride for a community that has been generally underrepresented in the league's on-field leadership roles. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool, File)

Saleh's hiring by Jets source of pride for Muslim community

Jan. 16, 2021 2:33 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Robert Saleh has made history that extends far beyond any football field. The New York Jets' new head coach has families and community leaders excited in neighborhoods all across the country, celebrating the first known Muslim American to hold that position in the NFL. That's a source of...

FILE - San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh is shown during an NFL football game against Arizona Cardinals, in Santa Clara, Calif., in this Sept. 13, 2020, file photo. The search for a new coach continues for the New York Jets after they completed an in-person interview with San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, without apparently reaching a deal.(AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)

Jets hire 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as coach

Jan. 15, 2021 12:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets were searching for a leader, someone who could bring a frustrated, playoff-starved franchise back to respectability. They think they found their guy in Robert Saleh. The Jets reached an agreement in principle with the popular and energetic San Francisco 49ers defensive...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) sits on the bench next to center Maurkice Pouncey (53) following a 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Steelers part ways with Randy Fichtner, 2 assistants

Jan. 14, 2021 4:57 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers' playoff flameout cost offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner and two assistants their jobs. The team announced Thursday it would not renew the contracts of Fichtner, offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett, and secondary coach Tom Bradley following a 48-37 loss to...

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin watches the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Tomlin: a lot of work ahead after Steelers' playoff flameout

Jan. 13, 2021 2:43 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mike Tomlin understands change is inevitable, though the longtime Pittsburgh Steelers head coach also knows his organization has avoided it more than most. Probably not this time. A blowout playoff loss at home to Cleveland still fresh, Tomlin allowed on Wednesday that the upheaval could...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and center Maurkice Pouncey (53) sit on the bench as they talk with wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) following a 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Pittsburgh, late Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

What now? Steelers face uncertain future after quick exit

Jan. 12, 2021 7:16 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers left no doubt last spring. As quarterback Ben Roethlisberger healed from right elbow surgery, the organization he's helped lead for the better part of two decades dismissed the idea of finding his eventual heir following an 8-8 finish, adamant the franchise's...

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (19) celebrates after scoring on a 5-yard pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Cleveland Browns, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Column: Smith-Schuster fires up foes through jigs and digs

Jan. 12, 2021 2:31 AM EST

Say this about Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster: he sure knows how to fire up foes through jigs and digs alike. Baker Mayfield trolled the Steelers star Sunday night, bellowing, “The Browns is the Browns!” as he hurried to join his delirious teammates following Cleveland’s 48-37 AFC wild card win at...

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) sits on the bench next to center Maurkice Pouncey (53) following a 48-37 loss to the Cleveland Browns in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

End of an era? Steelers facing big questions after loss

Jan. 11, 2021 1:47 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and Maurkice Pouncey sat on the bench, their 11th season together over. Their future uncertain. Their pain obvious. The end of the 2020 season wasn't supposed to come so quickly. Yet it barreled down on the Pittsburgh Steelers from the first snap of a 48-37 wild-card...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) celebrates as he walks off the field following a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in an NFL wild-card playoff football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Don Wright)

Same old Browns? Hardly. Cleveland drills Steelers 48-37

Jan. 11, 2021 1:05 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for the weight of history. Or practicing. Or having your head coach on the sideline. Or an emotional leader on the field. The Cleveland Browns overcame all of it. The burden of carrying the mantle of a franchise that’s long been a punchline. A schedule ravaged by a...