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FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett takes part in a news conference following an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Arlington, Texas. A person with direct knowledge of the decision says New York is hiring Garrett to be the Giants offensive coordinator. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, because the team did not immediately announce the move. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins, File)

Giants hire Garrett as OC, Graham as DC

Jan. 17, 2020 10:46 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Garrett is headed to the other side of the Giants-Cowboys rivalry. New York announced Friday night that the former Dallas coach will join new coach Joe Judge's staff as the offensive coordinator. The team also announced the hiring of Patrick Graham as the defensive coordinator and...

Clemson running back Travis Etienne scores past LSU defensive lineman Rashard Lawrence during the second half of a NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Two-time ACC player of the year Etienne returning to Clemson

Jan. 17, 2020 8:22 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Two-time Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year Travis Etienne is returning to Clemson for his senior season. Etienne, the 5-foot-10, 210-pound junior running back from Jennings, Louisiana, announced his decision on social media Friday. Etienne's teammate, cornerback A.J....

Illinois assistant Byrd leaves program; 2 others join

Jan. 17, 2020 6:19 PM EST

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois defensive passing game coordinator and safeties coach Gill Byrd said Friday he is leaving the program because of an unspecified illness in his family. Byrd, who worked with head coach Lovie Smith for three NFL teams, coached at Illinois for two seasons. “Gill Byrd...

Tennessee Titans players gather during an NFL football practice Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The Titans are scheduled to face the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Titans kicker OK kicking extra points instead of field goals

Jan. 17, 2020 6:13 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have found a way to fix the NFL's worst field goal unit: Ignore the kicker and just score touchdowns. The Titans went a measly 8 of 18 on field-goal attempts during the regular season, easily the league's worst making only 44.4%. Greg Joseph, their fifth...

FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2019, file photo, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman (25) plays during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Two of the best at their jobs will meet once again in the NFC championship game when Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers must decide how much to challenge San Francisco cornerback Richard Sherman. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Rodgers-Sherman matchup highlights NFC title game

Jan. 17, 2020 6:03 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Nine years into his career and a little more than two years removed from a debilitating torn Achilles injury, Richard Sherman is still tormenting quarterbacks on a weekly basis. Just ask Kirk Cousins. Sherman had his third career playoff interception last week in a victory over...

Carolina Panthers NFL football team's new offensive coordinator Joe Brady listens to a question from the media during his introductory press conference at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (David T. Foster III/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

Panthers' Brady says offense must continue to evolve in NFL

Jan. 17, 2020 4:29 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joe Brady's offensive system worked wonders at LSU this past season, helping the Tigers lead the nation in yards and points en route to a unbeaten season that culminated in a 42-25 win over Clemson in the national championship game. But Brady said there's no guarantee that scheme...

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals special assistant to the head coach Hue Jackson, right, points something out to head coach Marvin Lewis during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Carson, Calif. Marvin Lewis and Hue Jackson are back on the sideline as head coaches this week for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)

Lewis, Jackson back on sidelines to coach in Collegiate Bowl

Jan. 17, 2020 4:26 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis don't know if they will appear again on an NFL sideline but on Saturday they will be coaching players who hope to get to the next level. The close friends are the head coaches for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Lewis led the Cincinnati Bengals for 16 years...

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh reacts after a Ravens fumble recovered by the Tennessee Titanson during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Tennessee Titans, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Harbaugh expects Ravens to add talent, mature and improve

Jan. 17, 2020 3:53 PM EST

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — John Harbaugh believes the Ravens have all the ingredients in place to make a Super Bowl run next season. That hasn't made it any easier for Baltimore's coach to cope with the abrupt fashion in which this season ended. The Ravens brought a 14-2 record and a 12-game winning streak...

FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Todd Monken watches a drill during an NFL football organized team activity session at the team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken was named on Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head coach.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Georgia's Smart hires Todd Monken as offensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2020 2:01 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Todd Monken, the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is Kirby Smart's choice to lead Georgia's offense. Monken, 53, was named on Friday to replace James Coley as the Bulldogs' offensive coordinator. Coley will remain on staff as assistant head...

Graphic shows AFC and NFC team matchups and predicts outcome in conference playoff action;

Bettors leaning heavily toward home teams making Super Bowl

Jan. 17, 2020 1:24 PM EST

Pro Picks is surprised. Consider that the NFC title game is a matchup of the conferences's top two seeds. The spread favors host San Francisco (14-3) over Green Bay (also 14-3) by 7 1-2 points. In the AFC, it's the sixth-seeded Titans (11-7) at No. 2 Kansas City (13-4), which would seem to be more of a mismatch....