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Brady says he's retiring 'for good'

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) This time, Tom Brady says he's done for good.

The seven-time Super Bowl winner with New England and Tampa Bay announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, exactly one year after first saying his playing days were over, by posting a brief video lasting just under one minute on social media.

Unlike last winter, though, the most successful quarterback in league history, as well as one of the greatest athletes in team sports, said his decision was final.


Rhule files suit vs. Panthers, seeks $5M

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Nebraska football coach Matt Rhule has filed an arbitration suit with the NFL against the Carolina Panthers seeking about $5 million in offset severance compensation, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday.

Rhule was fired as Panthers head coach on Oct. 10. He has since hired high-profile New York City litigator John Singer of Singer Deutsch LLP to handle the lawsuit, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the arbitration suit has not been made public.


Eagles backup G Sills facing rape charge

CAMBRIDGE, Ohio (AP) Josh Sills, a reserve offensive lineman for the NFC champion Philadelphia Eagles, has been indicted on rape and kidnapping charges that stem from an incident in Ohio just over three years ago, authorities said Wednesday.

Sills, an undrafted free agent who appeared in just one game this season, was placed on the commissioner's exempt list. That means he can't practice, play or travel with the team as it prepares for the Super Bowl.


Commanders interviewing Lynn for OC job

The Washington Commanders are interviewing Anthony Lynn for their offensive coordinator vacancy

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Chargers OC Moore eager to coach Herbert

Kellen Moore worked with Justin Herbert on a commercial last year.

The two will now try to see if they can get the Los Angeles Chargers' offense to the next level.


Broncos get Payton in deal with Saints

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — The Denver Broncos have agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints that will make Sean Payton their head coach, a person with knowledge of the accord said Tuesday.

The person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the teams hadn't announced the agreement, said the Broncos would send their first-round pick, No. 29 overall, in this year's draft to the Saints along with a future second-rounder.


Texans hire 49ers DC Ryans as head coach

HOUSTON (AP) — DeMeco Ryans has been hired as coach of the Houston Texans, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

The person spoke on the condition on anonymity since the hiring had not been announced.


Rodgers says decision to take more time

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said he doesn't expect to make a decision on whether to play next season until after the Super Bowl.

Rodgers, 39, has said he is still making up his mind on whether he wants to return to the Packers for a 19th season, retire or request a trade. The four-time MVP also has noted the possibility the Packers may want to move him.


NFL salary cap to increase $16.6M in '23

The NFL's salary cap will be $224.8 million in 2023, an increase of $16.6 million.

The league informed teams of the new cap figure on Monday in a memo obtained by The Associated Press.


Panthers bring in Reich to help offense

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper said Frank Reich's strong and qualified background as an offensive-minded coach is one of the primary reasons he hired him as the team's new head coach.

And, ultimately, one of the reasons the Panthers passed on bringing back interim head coach Steve Wilks, who comes from a defensive background.

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