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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Rex Burkhead on the revived running game: "The offensive line, they've done a tremendous job of setting the tone from the beginning, being physical, as well as James Develin and the tight ends, even the receivers blocking downfield. When you can do that from the start, it opens up things later on."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots submitted their first injury report of the Super Bowl bye week and there are no players listed. A clean sheet.

Lindsey Thiry ESPN 

The Rams released an estimated injury report Wednesday, despite players having a day off. Kicker Greg Zuerlein was listed as "DNP" because of his left foot. Zuerlein wore a boot on his left foot Monday, but when asked that evening about player health coming out of NFC Championship game, Sean McVay said "We came out good... Just your typical bumps and bruises after a physical game like that, but we don't anticipate anybody really missing any time."

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' decision to hire Dowell Loggains as their new offensive coordinator/QBs coach comes as no surprise. He worked under Adam Gase in Miami and Chicago. Loggains' track record doesn't inspire a lot of confidence. In nine seasons as a coordinator and/or QBs coach with Miami, Chicago, Cleveland and Tennessee, he never made the playoffs, never coached a top-14 offense (yards) and never coached a top-15 quarterback (passer rating). He will be the No. 2 man on offense, as Gase will call the plays, but Loggains will be involved in game planning and will have a role in tutoring Sam Darnold on a day-to-day basis.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets have officially hired Dowell Loggains as offensive coordinator/QB coach. Loggains is following Adam Gase to New York after his one season in Miami.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Chris Hogan and Patriots players had meetings Wednesday in which they were introduced to the Rams' personnel. Hogan described the atmosphere among players as "excited" before adding, "We have to prepare like we've never prepared before, and just put everything we have into this game."

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

The 49ers have confirmed that they've informed DT Earl Mitchell that his option for 2019 will not be picked up. Mitchell was a healthy scratch at the end of the season and the Niners wanted to give him a chance to explore his market sooner than later. Niners also haven't closed door on bringing Mitchell back at a lower price.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Dolphins will have second interview with Brian Flores this evening, source confirms. Flores can't be announced as Miami's new HC until after the Super Bowl, and he has a big two weeks ahead of him, but he can meet with GM Chris Grier and others again to plan details for his next job including staffing and philosophy.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jacksonville Jaguars are teaming with a local restaurant to offer free meals to members of the U.S. Coast Guard, who are among the people impacted by the government shutdown. Eight Dick's Wings restaurants located in Mayport, Kingsland (Georgia), Mandarin, Merrill Road, Nocatee, San Pablo, Youngerman Circle, and Fernandina will offer the free meals between 5-9 pm ET on Thursday to active-duty Coast Guard members and/or their families (government-issued ID needed). The Jaguars are picking up the tab for all food and non-alcoholic drinks.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

Bills DT Kyle Williams will play in his final game Sunday at the Pro Bowl after retiring at the conclusion of the regular season. He told ESPN's Michael DiRocco on Wednesday that he hasn't thought of continuing his playing career. "No," he said. "I make a decision, I've got to go with it, especially the way things went down, the way organization treated me, the way the fans showed up to support me. You couldn't dream about coming back and trying to replicate that. That was such a great day. It's something I'll remember forever.”

David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

Thé Panthers signed defensive end Efe Obada to a one-year deal. Obada joined Carolina as a part of the NFL's International Player Pathway Program in 2017. He was scheduled to become a free agent in March if the Panthers hadn't tendered the potential exclusive rights free agent. Now Obada will have a chance to play this season against the Buccaneers in London, where he and his sister were abandoned as kids. ‘'I'm very grateful. It's another opportunity to contribute to the team and obviously support myself and my family,'' Obada told the team.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

JuJu Smith-Schuster said he's reached out to Antonio Brown, hasn't spoken to him yet but points out everyone's on vacation so communication is minimal. He said "no doubt" he expects to talk to him at some point. Doesn't want him traded because he makes the Steelers better.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelwrs Center Maurkice Pouncey said from the Pro Bowl that he believed team can work out issues with Antonio Brown, compares Brown and Ben Roethlisberger to two brothers in a dispute. "Time heals everything," said Pouncey, who disputes Brown threw a football at anyone.