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Dave Feldman of CSN Bay Area reports Jim Harbaugh will be the next head coach at the University of Michigan.

Feldman reports Harbaugh will be introduced in Ann Arbor on Tuesday. A Michigan alum, Harbaugh wound up spending four seasons as the 49ers' head coach before a falling out with GM Trent Baalke, compiling a record of 43-19-1 entering Sunday's season finale against Arizona. Harbaugh was the head coach at Stanford in the prior four years and knows the college game. It's believed Baalke will now pursue a coach willing to accept less power. In-house candidates will be DC Vic Fangio and DL coach Jim Tomsula. Together, Harbaugh and Baalke turned around a 49ers organization that had previously missed the playoffs in eight straight years. Their divorce was known to be inevitable entering the 2014 season.
Dec 28 - 1:20 AM

The Sacramento Bee doesn't expect the 49ers to re-sign impending free agent LG Mike Iupati.

Iupati has made the Pro Bowl the last three seasons and is expected to test the open market. The 49ers have rookies Marcus Martin and Brandon Thomas as in-house candidates to replace him.
Dec 27 - 9:07 PM

ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi believes the Browns are considering making a run at impending free agent DT Ndamukong Suh.

The Browns could be targeting Suh to upgrade their league-worst run defense. Current DTs Ahtyba Rubin and Ishmaa'ily Kitchen have both struggled and are in contract years. Suh has been a three-technique his entire career and is a questionable fit for Mike Pettine's 3-4 scheme. Cleveland has a projected $19 million in 2015 cap space and could be willing to give Suh a deal in excess of J.J. Watt's eight-year, $109 million extension.
Dec 27 - 8:38 PM

Bills DT Marcell Dareus (knee) and RCB Stephon Gilmore (concussion) have been downgraded to out for Week 17.

Corbin Bryant and Stefan Charles will replace Dareus, with Ron Brooks getting the majority of snaps for Gilmore. Dareus had a career-high 10 sacks this year and is a candidate for an offseason extension.
Dec 27 - 8:17 PM

Redskins claimed DT Travian Robertson off waivers from Seattle.

Robertson will provide depth with Jason Hatcher on I.R. and Chris Baker questionable for Week 17. The Redskins are Robertson's third team this season.
Dec 27 - 7:24 PM

Redskins placed RE Jason Hatcher (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Hatcher didn't practice all week and was listed as doubtful for Sunday's game. He managed eight sacks and 26 hurries despite playing just 518 snaps this season. Hatcher will return at his $3 million salary in 2015.
Dec 27 - 7:05 PM

Patriots promoted WR Josh Boyce from the practice squad.

It's a sign that Julian Edelman (concussion) and Brandon LaFell (shoulder) could be held out or play limited snaps. Boyce has been on the practice squad all year and will make his 2014 debut if active. The Patriots placed CB Alfonzo Dennard on I.R. in a corresponding move.
Dec 27 - 6:04 PM

Patriots placed CB Alfonzo Dennard (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Dennard has missed the last three games and was already ruled out for Week 17. He'll now be sidelined for the playoffs. Dennard had just 15 tackles and an interception in six games this year.
Dec 27 - 5:42 PM

Saints promoted QB Ryan Griffin from the practice squad.

Griffin has spent the entire year on the practice squad after failing to beat out Luke McCown for backup duties. He'll serve as the No. 3 quarterback for Sunday's regular season finale.
Dec 27 - 5:12 PM

Saints placed NT John Jenkins (abdomen) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Ryan Griffin was promoted in a corresponding move. Jenkins appeared in 12 games, starting the last four weeks with Brodrick Bunkley sidelined. The Saints will go with Brandon Deaderick at nose tackle in Week 17.
Dec 27 - 4:47 PM

Raiders CB T.J. Carrie (ankle) has been downgraded to out for Week 17.

Carrie was listed as questionable, but won't play in the season finale. He'll finish his rookie year with 44 tackles and one interception across 13 games (four starts). Carrie should return as one of Oakland's top three corners in 2015.
Dec 27 - 4:16 PM

Vikings impending free agent DT Tom Johnson said he's looking for a multi-year deal.

Johnson has 6.5 sacks in a sub-package role this year. After being forced to settle for a one-year deal last offseason, he's hoping to land a long-term contract. Johnson should draw interest as an interior pass-rusher in 4-3 schemes.
Dec 27 - 3:43 PM

Vikings LG Charlie Johnson is a candidate for offseason release.

Johnson has missed the last two games due to injury and struggled when in the starting lineup. He's due a non-guaranteed $2.5 million in 2015. The Vikings will almost certainly move on from Johnson this offseason.
Dec 27 - 3:34 PM

ESPN Cleveland doesn't expect Josh Gordon to remain with the Browns in 2015.

The Browns suspended Gordon after he failed to show up for Saturday's walk-through. He'll finish with just five games active this season, which could prevent him from being eligible for unrestricted free agency in 2016. Per ESPN's Tony Grossi, "it appears doubtful" Gordon will be back with the team. The Browns nearly traded Gordon prior to the 2013 deadline and could shop him again this offseason.
Dec 27 - 2:49 PM

Andrew Hawkins (thumb) is listed as questionable for Week 17.

Hawkins missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but was able to get in a limited session on Friday. With Josh Gordon suspended, the Browns could be forced to start Taylor Gabriel and Travis Benjamin if Hawkins is held out.
Dec 27 - 2:21 PM


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