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Are the Seahawks' best days behind them?

Seattle has now gone two postseasons without reaching the Super Bowl. Is the Seahawks' slump a blip on the radar or a sign of further decline to come?

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Comeback player of the year in each NFL division

Jordy Nelson and Cameron Wake recovered from major injuries to have impressive seasons -- at ages 31 and 34, respectively. Here are NFL Nation's picks for comeback players in all eight divisions.

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Latest Super Bowl 51 odds

Chalk presents the latest odds for all four NFL playoff teams to win Super Bowl 51, courtesy of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. The New England Patriots are the favorites at 5-4.


Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The Los Angeles Chargers kickoff event Wednesday at The Forum will feature Chargers chairman Dean Spanos, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, Los Angeles Rams Executive Vice President of Football Operations/Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff, Chargers cornerback Jason Verrett, Chargers defensive end Joey Bosa, Chargers running back Melvin Gordon and Chargers nose tackle Brandon Mebane.

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."

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

A view from the standing room only area at StubHub Center overlooking the football field.

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49ers will request 2nd interview with Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan for after next week championship game, per source. League rules allow 2nd int

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Carson, Calif., the home of the the LA Galaxy, LA Chargers and the Goodyear Blimp.

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49ers plan to offer their HC job to Falcons' OC Kyle Shanahan whenever Atlanta's season ends, sources tell ESPN. Willing to wait for him.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

The NFL confirmed its championship game officials today. Terry McAulay will be the referee for the AFC Championship Game between the Steelers and Patriots. Bill Vinovich will handle the NFC Championship Game between the Packers and Falcons.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

And here is another one. The Panthers signed wide receiver Mose Frazier (5-11, 190) to a future contract. He spent time on the Denver, Buffalo and San Francisco practice squads last year.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills announce they've hired former Rams offensive coordinator Rob Boras as their tight ends coach. He joins defensive line coach Mike Waufle in Buffalo.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Illinois linebacker Hardy Nickerson, Jr. (No. 43), son of Buccaneer great and former Bucs linebackers coach Hardy Nickerson, has met with about 15 NFL teams here at East-West Shrine Game practices, including the Bucs. Can play any linebacker position in a 4-3 and inside LB in a 3-4.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills have hired Rob Boras as tight ends coach. He served as offensive coordinator for the Rams last season.

Jenna Laine ESPN Staff Writer 

Ran into Bucs cornerback Alterraun Verner at the West team practice for the East-West Shrine Game. He told me he was there to support UCLA DB Randall Goforth, whose brother was Verner's high school quarterback.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Chris Hogan had left Saturday's game with a thigh injury. He defined it today as "minor" and said there was a chance he could have returned if needed.


Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons promote DT Joe Vellano to the active roster with DE Adrian Clayborn (biceps) placed on injured reserve. Vellano a former Patriot who had apartment burn down after being let go in New England. DT Jimmy Staten added to practice squad.