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Wade Phillips’ interview with the Buccaneers will take place in Houston on Friday at a time when he’d typically be home relaxing. So Gary Kubiak says people shouldn’t panic about it being some sort of distraction, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Phillips has to talk to Tampa Bay this week to have a chance based on the Bucs’ timetable, says McClain.
The Texans understand going into Baltimore as underdogs, Owen Daniels will play with an injured hand and John Harbaugh is about to coach his first home playoff game. McClain’s notebook.
Archie Manning says Peyton Manning remains committed to playing next season, says the AP.
Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star ranks the remaining teams in terms of how good the fans would be as visitors in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl.
The Colts’ season in review video isn't loaded with positive highlights. Here it is from the Indianapolis Star’s Phillip B. Wilson.
The Jaguars’ firing of general counsel Paul Vance was not related to a dispute over language in the contract of assistant coaches, writes Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union.
Jacksonville’s assistant coaches are disputing the end date of their contracts, says Ganguli.
Mike Mularkey is set to interview for the Jaguars’ vacant head-coaching post today, says Ganguli.
Matt Hasselbeck is finally tending to “Titan,” the chocolate lab puppy he got before the season. Third-stringer Rusty Smith took care of him during the season, and he’s from the same litter as a dog Jake Locker added to his family. All this and more in this interview (audio) from “The Midday 180” in Nashville, with which I am connected.
Holding on to tight end Craig Stevens will be a priority for the Titans, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.