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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady won't be holding his scheduled news conference today. A Patriots public relations staffer says he is meeting with the medical staff and will be on the injury report when it is released later today.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue got a lot of love from Bill Belichick. The Patriots' coach raved about his "non-stop motor," saying, "Even when he's blocked, he's not really blocked."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Greg Olson says the Raiders are still contemplating whether or not to hire a QB coach since he is the OC and Jon Gruden will call plays.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Greg Olson: "Everything we do in this building is about the development of Derek Carr...we grow as Derek Carr grows."

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Olson, on how different Derek Carr looks from his rookie year, when Olson was his OC: "He had a big year (in 2016) and still looks extremely talented. He obviously took a step backwards..,but he's demonstrated he's a more mature player. You see that on tape...a lot of upside and a lot of room for growth."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill Belichick opens his remarks by noting that it is a privilege to compete in this game.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots S Devin McCourty is playing in his seventh straight AFC Championship Game. All told, he has played in 17 postseason games. "I never take it for granted," he said. As a reminder, all he has to do is look at his brother, Jason McCourty: Nine years, no playoff games.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Matthew Slater dons a "New England vs. Everybody" shirt at his AFC Championship Game news conference.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin on Todd Haley: "I have made the decision to not renew the contract for offensive coordinator Todd Haley. I would like to thank Todd for his contributions to our offense the past six years, and we wish him the best in his coaching future."

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bills on Wednesday signed safety Kelcie McCray to a future contract. He has played in 63 games since 2013 for the Dolphins, Buccaneers, Chiefs and Seahawks. He started seven games for Seattle between 2015 and 2016.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Devin McCourty says Bill Belichick mentioned it to players that the Jaguars are a team that isn't afraid to go for it on fourth down, as they showed last week.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Kris Richard released this statement through the Seahawks a day after the team fired him as defensive coordinator: "I would like to thank Mr. Allen and the entire Seahawks organization for the opportunity to realize my dreams. I wish nothing but the best for everyone associated with the organization and the 12s moving forward."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski says "you can take a little bit" from having joint practices with the Jaguars when preparing for Sunday's game against them.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots TE Gronkowski called the Jaguars "the best team we're facing all year." He lauded the Jaguars' defense: "Very, very competitive defense. Fast, tough, physical." He expects no easy plays. He expects every play to be well-contested.

Kevin Seifert NFL Nation 

Vikings WR Adam Thielen did not appear to be practicing today. During the portion of practice open to reporters, he was on the field wearing a jersey and a baseball hat. His injury, which the Vikings must identify via their injury report later Wednesday, is not believed to be serious.

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles said it was pretty cool that former ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer sought him out last year to apologize for calling him the NFL's "worst quarterback." Next part of his response was, "How'd you hear about that."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Andrew Sendejo had a helmet on and went through individual drills. Adam Thielen was at practice but did not have a helmet and was not participating during the media portion. Shamar Stephen the only player not present. He sustained a knee injury Sunday.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars DE Calais Campbell on playing the Patriots: "To be the best you've got to beat the best. I can't wait to get out there and try."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Zimmer said safety Andrew Sendejo will get some individual work in at practice today while he remains in the concussion protocol. "He'll be fine," Zimmer said.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams LS Jake McQuaide has been named to the Pro Bowl for the second straight year, joining P Johnny Hekker, K Greg Zuerlein, KR/PR Pharoh Cooper, DT Aaron Donald, RB Todd Gurley and LT Andrew Whitworth. Donald and Zuerlein won't participate. QB Jared Goff can join the group if he wants. He's a first alternate, and Carson Wentz, another Pro Bowl QB, won't be able to participate because of injury. Goff can't officially be named to the Pro Bowl until either Wentz has his end-of-season physical or his team advances to the Super Bowl. But because he's an alternate, Goff won't officially be recognized as a Pro Bowler unless he accepts the invitation. We should know by early next week.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pro Football Writers of America selected Tom Brady over Todd Gurley as their MVP. Gurley was Offensive Player is the Year, with Jaguars DE Calais Campbell — and not Aaron Donald — the Defensive Player of the Year. The PFW and Associated Press have chosen the same MVPs each of the last 13 years.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Picture of the day: Bill Belichick, Matt Patricia, Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer converse before the start of Wednesday's in-stadium practice.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles LB Dannell Ellerbe did not participate in Wednesday's practice. He missed time with a hamstring injury last week but was able to play against the Falcons. The Eagles' 53-man roster appears pretty healthy otherwise.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

No. 4 CB/core special teamer Jonathan Jones wasn't present at Patriots practice after sustaining what appeared to be a significant injury in Saturday's win, while WR Bernard Reedy – who spent time on the practice squad and was active for two games in the regular season – was back with the team. Also, OT LaAdrian Waddle, who started at right tackle on Saturday but left with a knee injury, only rode the stationary bike and did not work on the field. Finally, WR Malcolm Mitchell was not present, as it appears he will revert to IR.

Michael Rothstein ESPN Staff Writer 

Kris Kocurek is the fourth assistant to leave the Lions. Offensive line coach Ron Prince was fired on Jan. 1 with head coach Jim Caldwell. Defensive coordinator Teryl Austin left for a similar position in Cincinnati and Matt Raich, an assistant defensive line coach, also left for the Bengals. And now Kocurek to the Dolphins, where he will reunite with Ndamukong Suh and Dolphins DC Matt Burke. Kocurek and Burke coached together in Detroit under Jim Schwartz as DL and LB coaches. Other than Prince, the offensive staff has remained intact.