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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Following up on Bears OLB coach Clint Hurtt and the Jets: There is no indication that Hurtt will be joining Todd Bowles' staff, a league source confirmed. It was reported elsewhere Jan. 7 that Hurtt was taking a job with the Jets. The team looked into hiring him, but there was never an agreement. The position remains vacant. Hurtt reportedly declined an extension with the Bears.

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Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets RG Brian Winters, who signed a four-year, $29 million extension yesterday, said his surgically repaired rotator cuff will need about five to 5 1/2 months of rehab. He had surgery Dec. 23, so the timetable brings him to early June, when the off-season program is winding down. Asked why he signed early instead of testing free agency, Winters said, "I really like what the Jets have going here and wanted to be part of that and continue it. They're the team that gave me my shot."

Ohm Youngmisuk ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Lin (hamstring) remains out for tonight against Toronto in Brooklyn.

Craig Custance ESPN Senior Writer 

This is an important time for the Islanders right now following the firing of coach Jack Capuano. Every move they make will be watched closely by captain John Tavares and if ownership is smart, he'll have a voice in some of the big decisions made in the organization moving forward. The Islanders should look hard at a new team president to oversee hockey operations, ideally one that gets Tavares excited about the vision of the team because right now there's not a lot to be excited about. Tavares can sign a contract extension on July 1 and be an unrestricted free agent following next season. If the Islanders lose Tavares, who has been extremely loyal to them so far, they're right back at square one.

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Islanders coach Jack Capuano became the second NHL coach fired during the 2016-17 season. The first was Gerard Gallant, sacked by the Panthers in November. If no more coaches are fired this regular season, this would tie for the fewest in-season firings in the last five seasons, matching the two from 2012-13 (the Sabres' Lindy Ruff and the Lightning's Guy Boucher). Four in-season firings in 2013-14 and in 2014-15 are the most in the last five seasons. Three teams changed coaches in-season in 2015-16: the Blue Jackets (who are currently second in the Eastern Conference in points), the Wild (first in the Western Conference in points) and the Penguins (last season's Stanley Cup champions).

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Will Michael Conforto step up in 2017?

Conforto remains a star middle-of-the-order hitter waiting to happen, Tony Blengino writes. All he needs is the at-bats, which will only come if Jay Bruce and/or Curtis Granderson are traded. MLB players ready to improve (Insider)

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How will Gary Sanchez fare in 2017?

A full season of having Sanchez in the lineup will have the most impact on the Yankees next year. Tony Blengino offers his opinion on whether the 24-year-old will be as good as he was on a per at-bat basis last season. MLB players ready to improve (Insider)

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Mets among MLB's best teams

The Mets are confident that they'll have all or almost all of their starters fully healthy for 2017, but the group still has its question marks. Where does New York rank on Buster Olney's list? Top teams (Insider)

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G-Men D-line duo among top free agents-to-be

DE Jason Pierre-Paul and DT Johnathan Hankins both rank on John Clayton's top 50 potential free agents for 2017. But with JPP reportedly uninterested in another franchise tag, the Giants may have to get creative. Top free agents (Insider)

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