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Brady Henderson ESPN 

Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril told the NFL Network that he hasn't given up hope on resuming his football career, saying he'll try to play again. Avril had disc surgery after suffering a season-ending neck injury in October. If he is able to come back, there's no guarantee it would be with the Seahawks. Avril's future with the team was already going to be a question before his injury. He'll be 32 in April and is scheduled to make $7 million in salary in 2018, the final year of his deal.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Ken Norton Jr. was well-liked among Seahawks players, particularly the linebackers he coached, during his five seasons with the team. One of those linebackers, K.J. Wright, posted a picture to Instagram on Monday of he and Norton on the practice field. The caption: "Time to finish what we started! Welcome back coach."

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans signed their 10 practice squad players to future contracts: DL Antwaun Woods, WR Darius Jennings, CB Jeremy Boykins, S Denzel Johnson, OL Tyler Marz, DE Johnny Maxey, WR Zach Pascal, TE Tim Semisch, DE Julius Warmsley, OL Cody Wichmann.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Matt LaFleur seems like a longshot at this point in his trajectory, but hey, so did Sean McVay. Regardless, perhaps it's the start of him getting noticed. LaFleur previously served as a QB coach under Kyle Shanahan with the Browns and Falcons. Could someday take over Rams playcalling duties.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans will interview Rams OC Matt LaFleur for their vacant HC job, a source confirmed to ESPN's Alden Gonzalez. LaFleur just finished his first year as OC and helped HC/playcaller Sean McVay turn around Rams, Jared Goff.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Can confirm that the Titans will be interviewing Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur for their head coaching job. LaFleur did not call plays this season, but he was big in assisting Sean McVay in his first year as head coach and playcaller. Under McVay and LaFleur, the Rams became the first team in the Super Bowl era to go from last to first in scoring from one season to the next.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

The Seahawks are hiring Mike Solari as their offensive line coach, a source confirms to ESPN. Solari was Seattle's offensive line coach in 2008 and 2009 under Mike Holmgren and Jim L. Mora, respectively, and has served the same role since then for the 49ers and Giants. He replaces Tom Cable, who was fired last week after seven season with the team. The NFL Network first reported that Seattle is hiring Solari.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers coaches will represent the AFC in this year's Pro Bowl in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 28. Mike Tomlin and his staff will have up to eight Steelers in the game.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Ken Norton Jr., who was recently hired as 49ers assistant head coach for defense, is considered a top candidate to become defensive coordinator in Seattle. Niners coach Kyle Shanahan's statement indicates Norton will be allowed to pursue such an opportunity.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Statement from 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan on Ken Norton Jr.: "Last week, Ken was presented with an opportunity to once again coordinate a defense. Because of how we feel about Ken as a coach, we understand and respect his desire to pursue the position."

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Seahawks backup quarterback Austin Davis spent his first three NFL seasons with the Rams, when Brian Schottenheimer was their offensive coordinator. He said he thinks the Seahawks' offense under Schottenheimer will mix things up more from week to week than it did in recent seasons. "We were very creative in St. Louis," he told 710 ESPN Seattle. "We threw a lot of things at the defense, whether it was drop-back, whether it was play-action, whether it was quarterback movement, we had it all. And we were a really good screen team. If there was one thing I could pick out from last year, we couldn't run screens."

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans assistant coaches, including DC Dick LeBeau, are under contract for the 2018 season. Titans GM Jon Robinson plans to call of the assistants this afternoon to talk to them. Yet to be seen if he'll let them interview elsewhere.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton and the Saints coaching staff will coach the NFC Pro Bowl team, the league announced Monday -- the first time they've done so since Payton's first year on the job after the 2006 season. Mike Tomlin and the Steelers staff will coach the AFC squad. Payton shouldn't have much trouble getting familiar with his roster, since the Saints sent six players to the Pro Bowl this year (QB Drew Brees, RBs Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara, WR Michael Thomas, DE Cameron Jordan and CB Marshon Lattimore).

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

"We knew from the beginning they were a good football team." — Patriots safety Duron Harmon, reflecting on Jaguars-Patriots joint practices in August. Said Patriots expect Sunday to be their most physical game of the year.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

More on the Andrew Sendejo hit/concussion: Mike Zimmer says it's hard to tell what the Saints intent was and whether they were trying to set a pick play or whether he and Michael Thomas got tangled up, which resulted in the helmet-to-helmet contact. Zimmer says the Vikings will probably submit the play to the league for further evaluation.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater refers to the Jaguars as an "elite team" and Jalen Ramsey as an elite corner. Of Ramsey, Slater said, "When the good Lord made that guy, he said, ‘Let there be corner.' And there he is."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Will Sam Bradford back Case Keenum up again against the Eagles now that he's healthy? "I don't know," Mike Zimmer said. "I haven't thought that far ahead yet. I'm just tring to finish up the things yesterday that we had to do and then start get going on Philly and we'll worry about that later on."

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

OG David DeCastro on Jacksonville getting extra fuel from Steelers' chatter: "I'd feel the same way. How could you not? If you're a third-party bystander, how could you not look at us and say, 'look how arrogant they are to think they can beat a team that beat them handedly at their place?' It makes no sense to me.”

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

$153,783: What someone just paid for 12 seats, including fees, on StubHub for lower level tickets on the 30-yard line for Super Bowl LII in Minnesota.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer said the crowd noise was so loud inside US Bank Stadium that it reverberated in his headset. Made it difficult at times for communication for the defense at times.

Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Los Cowboys parece que intercambian entrenadores de línea ofensiva con los Cincinnati Bengals. Dallas contratará como entrenador de línea ofensiva a Paul Alexander, quien hasta diciembre pasado estuvo con Cincinnati por 23 temporadas. Los Bengals contrataron al que ocupó el mismo puesto en Dallas los últimos cinco años, Frank Pollack, despedido al final de la campaña.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer says Andrew Sendejo is "doing a lot better" after his helmet to helmet hit with Michael Thomas yesterday. Said Sendejo was the first person to greet him in the locker room after the game.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans GM Jon Robinson on how important it will be for he/new head coach to be aligned in philosophy: "Paramount."‬ Multiple mentions to "maximizing" talent and development of players. He thinks they're close.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Titans GM Jon Robinson says the decision to fire Mike Mularkey was made this morning. He said Mularkey saying he'd keep his assistants played a factor in decision along with his message of continuity in Sunday's press conference.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Martavis Bryant told reporters he wants to be back next year and will be ready for OTAs. What's changed from mid season? For one, Bryant acknowledges it would be hard to start over and wants to win a Super Bowl here.