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Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Baylor hired former Titans WR coach Frisman Jackson for the same position. He reunites with Matt Rhule. Titans will have a new WR coach in 2018, an important role to get better development & route precision from a young core.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

Those Patriots -7 lines? They're all gone in Las Vegas and offshore, as New England is back up to a 7.5-point favorite over Jacksonville in the AFC title game.

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots are down to 7-point home favorites at several LasVegas sportsbooks for Sunday's AFC title game.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Even if Cliff Avril is able to play again, there's no guarantee it would be with the Seahawks. His age and salary would have made him a potential salary-cap casualty this offseason even before his neck injury. Avril will turn 32 in April and has one year left on his contract. It includes a $7 million base salary and only $500,000 in dead money, meaning the Seahawks would save a considerable amount against the cap by releasing him.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril said this on 710 ESPN Seattle about his mindset as he recovers from surgery on a career-threatening neck injury he suffered this past season: "First and foremost, my health is most important. So for me, I just want to get back to just feeling good. I just want to just being able to move around and hopefully be able to go outside and play basketball with my kids, different things like that. That's the main goal for me, not necessarily getting back to football but just quality of life. But now as I continue to keep chopping away, I don't want to just close the door on it. So I definitely think I can get back on the field. If it's possible, I will. But if not, deep down inside I'm OK with that. As long as I'm able to be a dad and be able to run around with my kids, that's No. 1 for me right now."

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, who suffered a career-threatening neck injury in October, reiterated on 710 ESPN Seattle that he'd like to continue playing football if possible. He said he'll discuss that with his wife sometime in the spring, at which point he'll be about five months removed from disc surgery. For now, he's focusing simply on getting back to feeling like his pre-injury self. Avril, 31, said he's now pain-free and has started to regain his range of motion.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

This makes three longsnappers for the Raiders, along with one-time Pro Bowler Jon Condo, who will be a free agent, and Bradley Northnagel, who also has a Reserve/Future contract. It also puts heat on Condo, who turns 37 in August. "We'll see what happens," Condo said the day after the season finale. "I still want to play the game of football. I love it. I still feel young and this is the healthiest I've been. I haven't had any trips to the training room this year and I took care of my body. We'll see."

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins signed offensive lineman Orlando Franklin to a reserve/future contract, the team announced Friday. Franklin played one game with Washington this season but was then cut. He started 89 games between 2011 and '16. He was a second-round pick by Denver in 2011 and played four years with the Broncos before joining the Chargers. New Orleans cut him in training camp.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars-Patriots game status report. Probably creating quite the stir in New England.

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Source: the Redskins have signed OL Orlando Franklin to a reserve/future deal. He spent time with them this past season.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pro Football Writers of America selected Rams QB Jared Goff as its Most Improved Player. Obvious choice. From 2016 to ‘17, Goff made huge strides in completion percentage (54.6 to 62.1), yards per attempt (4.3 to 8.5), touchdown-to-interception ratio (0.71 to 4.00) and passer rating (63.6 to 100.5).

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told me he's interested in being the color analyst for "Monday Night Football," the role formerly held by Jon Gruden, who left ESPN earlier this month to become the head coach of the Oakland Raiders: "Oh gosh, I'd be interested. I don't think they're interested in me. But that would be like the dream job, especially working with someone as good as Sean (McDonough). That'd be fun. That's obviously a home run."

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Cardinals coach Bruce Arians told me today he'd like to go into broadcasting, either on TV or radio, in the next phase of his life. He's interviewed with Fox and the NFL Network, and has an interview with CBS coming up. He's interested in being in studio or in the booth, but will let the networks decide where he's a better fits. He said broadcasting is a way to stay connected to the game.