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Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

The Pro Football Writers of America have named Eagles executive VP of football operations Howie Roseman NFL Executive of the Year. Trades for DT Tim Jernigan and RB Jay Ajayi, along with free-agent signings highlighted by WR Alshon Jeffery, helped the Eagles to a 13-3 record and the top seed in the playoffs.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was named the NFL assistant of the year by PFWA.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady, with red gloves on both hands, loosens up at the start of practice.

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Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Pat Shurmur is expected to be named Assistant Coach of the Year later today. Shurmur worked wonders with Case Keenum this season and is likely to become the 18th coach in Giants history when Minnesota's season ends.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

No Shamar Stephen (knee) and Michael Floyd at practice today. Adam Thielen (low back) was doing more during the media portion today after not practicing yesterday. Andrew Sendejo (concussion) participating as well.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

So some first graders from a Jacksonville school have some advice for the Jaguars on Sunday...

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars say S Tashaun Gipson (foot) is the only player not expected to practice today.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady arrived at Gillette Stadium on Thursday morning, as players are going through the standard set of meetings before their 12:15 p.m. ET practice. The most newsworthy question of the day is whether Brady will practice after injuring his right hand on Wednesday in practice.

Cameron Wolfe ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Titans HC Mike Mularkey is one of three finalists for the NFL/USAA Salute to Service Award. This highlights those who put great effort into supporting and honoring the military. Winner announced Feb.3 at NFL Honors.

Jeff Legwold ESPN Senior Writer 

As Chris Mortensen has reported Oklahoma State quarterback Mason Rudolph will not be at next week's Senior Bowl because of a foot injury. The Broncos coaching staff will direct the North team during next week's practices and the game. Rudolph threw for over 4,000 yards in each of his last two seasons and topped 3,700 yards passing in each of his last three years as a starter. Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee is expected to take Rudolph's spot.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

In an interview with Sports Radio 950 KJR in Seattle, linebacker K.J. Wright endorsed the Seahawks' decision to hire Ken Norton Jr. as their new defensive coordinator. Wright said he wondered if the team would turn back to a former Pete Carroll assistant when it was known that Kris Richard wouldn't return, and he said he was "very happy, very relieved" that Norton was the choice. Norton was Seattle's linebackers coach during Wright's first four seasons. Said Wright: "He's the type of guy that can not only impact the defense, but impact the entire team because he's just that great of a guy, that influential. So when he gets in here I believe we'll see a big turnaround with the whole team."

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys are scheduled to meet with John Pagano, who ended last season as Oakland's defensive coordinator, and Ray Horton, a longtime defensive backs coach and former Cowboys.

Todd Archer ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cowboys will add Sanjay Lal as wide receivers coach, according to multiple sources. Lal spent last season with the Indianapolis Colts. He has served as the receivers coach for the Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills as well. He replaces Derek Dooley, who left to become offensive coordinator at Missouri.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

A source confirmed that Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong will have a second interview with the Arizona Cardinals on Friday. NFL Network was first to report.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers O-line coach Mike Munchak releases statement through team on withdrawing from Cardinals head coaching position.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets have signed punter Ben Turk to a reserve/future contract. He lasted punted for Notre Dame in 2012. He's the nephew of former Jets punter Matt Turk.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots' injury report consisted of five players who were limited: QB Tom Brady (right hand), DT Alan Branch (knee), RB Rex Burkhead (knee), RB Mike Gillislee (knee) and OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee). Players said nothing seemed out of the ordinary with Brady at practice in regards to any injury.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

Jaguars-Patriots Wednesday injury report.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots LT Nate Solder on how Tom Brady looked in practice: "About 6-foot-6." Brady was limited due to a right-hand injury, according to the injury report.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski had high praise for the Jaguars today, telling media during a news conference: "It's a big challenge. They have many great players. It's the best team we've faced all year. AFC championship game this weekend, we have to be ready, be prepared. Big challenge for sure."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots QB Tom Brady was limited in practice with an injury to his right throwing hand, per the team's participation report. A team public relations staffer had explained that Brady was meeting with the medical staff after practice, and that was why he didn't hold his scheduled news conference.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots DB Eric Rowe on maligned Jaguars QB Blake Bortles: "You can't be trash and be in the championship game."

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Adam Thielen is dealing with a low back injury and did not practice on Wednesday. Neither did Shamar Stephen, who injured his knee against the Saints. Andrew Sendejo (concussion) and Mackensie Alexander (ribs) were limited participants.

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."