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Brady dealing with injured right hand

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The Patriots say quarterback Tom Brady did not attend a scheduled AFC championship news conference Wednesday because he was meeting with the team medical staff for a right hand injury.

According to New England's first injury report of the week, Brady was a limited participant in the practice held earlier in the day.

It was the Patriots' first practice in preparation for Sunday's conference title game against Jacksonville. Defensive lineman Alan Branch and running backs Mike Gillislee and Rex Burkhead also were limited by knee injuries.

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Steelers part ways with OC Haley

PITTSBURGH (AP) Todd Haley spent six seasons helping turn the Pittsburgh Steelers offense into one of the most successful in the NFL.

All the yards and all the touchdowns weren't enough, however, for the fiery offensive coordinator to keep his job.

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Developing Carr is Raiders' top priority

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland offensive coordinator Greg Olson was quite clear about what the top priority will be for coach Jon Gruden's new staff with the Raiders.

Everything from the smallest details like how practice is conducted to bigger decisions about personnel and scheme will be made with the thought of how it will help Derek Carr develop into a top-flight NFL quarterback.

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Jags' Fournette not hurt in car accident

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette escaped injury after he was involved in what authorities say was a minor three-car crash.

The team says the rookie's car was rear-ended about 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, and that he was not hurt. He was able to drive home after the crash.

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Brees has no plans to test free agency

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Drew Brees dispensed with technicalities regarding his contract and spoke as if his return to New Orleans next season was virtually assured.

"It's the same way I felt two days ago. It's the same way I felt 12 years ago. I'll be here as long as they'll have me," Brees said Tuesday in the locker room at Saints headquarters, where players were packing up for the offseason following their dramatic elimination from the playoffs in Minnesota last weekend.

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Seahawks hire Schottenheimer, Norton

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks have hired Brian Schottenheimer as their offensive coordinator and are bringing back Ken Norton Jr. to oversee the defense.

The Seahawks officially announced the anticipated hires Tuesday after reports surfaced over the holiday weekend of agreements with the pair. San Francisco 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan released a statement Monday that Norton had been offered a coordinator position less than a week after Norton was hired by the 49ers. The Seahawks did not confirm Norton's hiring until Tuesday.

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Bengals fans donate to Bortles' charity

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Cincinnati Bengals fans are thanking Blake Bortles for helping the Jacksonville Jaguars eliminate Pittsburgh from the playoffs.

The Blake Bortles Foundation says more than 100 Bengals fans have combined to contribute nearly $5,000 since Jacksonville beat Cincinnati's biggest rival, the Steelers, 45-42 last Sunday.

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Browns interviewing McAdoo for OC job

CLEVELAND (AP) Bounced from New York, Ben McAdoo might get a new opportunity with the Browns.

McAdoo, who was fired as Giants coach in December after going 2-10 and benching star quarterback Eli Manning, is interviewing Tuesday to be the offensive coordinator for Cleveland coach Hue Jackson.

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Fan at Eagles game punches police horse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A man accused of being ejected from a Philadelphia Eagles playoff game because he was intoxicated and didn't have a ticket and then punching a police horse in the face has been charged with assault.

Police say 22-year-old Taylor Hendricks was turned away from Saturday's game between the Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons and then approached a mounted police officer and started punching a horse named Nicky in the face, neck and shoulder. Police say some blows landed on the officer's legs.

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Titans' Walker in for Kelce at Pro Bowl

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee tight end Delanie Walker has replaced Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce on the AFC roster for the Pro Bowl.

Walker was named as Kelce's replacement Tuesday.

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