His screen is nothing but text messages and missed calls from his assistants.

Ryan Tannehill spent some time with Gruden at his quarterbacks camp before he was drafted in 2012, but that doesn’t mean Gruden knew how to say his name correctly. It’s pronounced Tann-uh-hill. But Gruden called him Tanny-hill. Close enough.

He also had a boatload of oddly specific and sometimes nonsensical nicknames for players — enough that we’re pretty sure he just came up with things to call them because he forgot their names.

He called current Falcons defensive end and former Buccaneers first-round pick Adrian Clayborn “Light Switch,” which Gruden said was “because he can go from 0 to 80 in a hurry.”

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Gabriel Baumgaertner: The Winter Meetings didn’t even begin and Jerry Dipoto already traded for Dee Gordon and switched him to a new position. As long as Dipoto is running the Mariners, they’ll always be busy in December.

“Electrifying,” said New England safety Duron Harmon. “We were excited to see him, because it’s letting us know he’s making progress, and that’s what we’ve been praying for.”

And the crowd? Harmon: “It’s the stadium where, as a kid, you dream about playing big games on the road, and having everybody in the stadium against you. That’s the kind of game you want to play in and dream to play in.”

Packers promote Brian Gutekunst as new general manager

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The Packers found Ted Thompson’s replacement without having to look outside the organization.
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Green Bay has promoted director of player personnel Brian Gutekunst to general manager, the team announced Monday.

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Until this week, when it was announced that a left foot fracture would shelve Colson until March, he had been center stage for 11-3 Notre Dame, whose offense over this decade has become one of the nation’s most dependable and entertaining productions. And while coach Mike Brey’s attack has usually been an ensemble affair, this season Colson had become its clear leading man.

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The Falcons will force the Eagles to sustain long drives, so Foles must be patient and get the ball out of his hands quickly on shorter routes. Foles will be in big trouble if the Eagles can’t consistently get to manageable third downs.

On the other side, the Falcons need to go up-tempo as much as possible. The Eagles have a strong front seven and a good pressure package under Jim Schwartz, but they have remained shaky in the secondary all season. Jones and Mohamed Sanu should win their matchups, and some success with Freeman will help in delivering deep shots off play-action.

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The entire current Leafs team also was there to honor one of the franchise’s beloved players.

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Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan said Bower was a player respected by teammates and opponents alike.

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NFL spokesman: League was unaware of Jerry Richardson settlements before report

An NFL executive said Thursday the league did not know Panthers owner Jerry Richardson had paid at least four former team employees to settle claims of workplace misconduct by Richardson until Sports Illustrated reported the payments this week.

The executive, Joe Lockhart, also said those settlements will be examined as part of a broader investigation of allegations against Richardson.

Lockhart told reporters Thursday the league did not pressure Richardson into selling.

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The lawsuit was filed in Orange County, Calif., on Dec. 4 — Moon’s birthday, “so I know this is personal,” he says.

Any talk of O’Brien leaving the Texans is rumors at this point. The Texans’ coach took exception to the report stating he would leave the team.

“I’m in there grinding, watching tape,” O’Brien said. “I have to come in here and answer the questions, and like I said, I’ll never resign as the head football coach of the Houston Texans. So, that’s basically where that’s at, and I don’t know where these — I didn’t even read the story, I was told about it a little bit. So, I’m not sure where they come from. I think probably the best thing to do would be to ask the person who wrote it. Wouldn’t that be the smartest thing to do? To ask the person who wrote it where they get their info.”

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If we’re sitting here and (Aho’s shot) goes in, it’s a whole different situation, Carolina coach Bill Peters said. But it didn’t, and then Ovie made a good play, and that’s what he does, right?
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Sean Monahan also scored for Calgary, which had lost five of seven home games. Mike Smith turned away 34 shots.

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The win was Washington coach Barry Trotz’s 737th. He’s now in fifth place on the career list, passing Lindy Ruff.

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Andersen, who had two other stints at Utah (1997-2002 and 2004-2008), parted ways with Oregon State in October after the Beavers started 1-5.

We’re looking forward to Gary rejoining our staff, Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said in a statement. Gary brings a wealth of high-level coaching experience to the program, including serving as the head coach at two Power Five schools. During his previous time on our staff, he developed some of the best defensive linemen in Utah history.

After two years as the coach at Wisconsin, where he went 19-7, Andersen made the surprising jump to OSU before the 2015 season to replace Mike Riley. He inherited a team devoid of talent but seemingly had the program heading in the right direction coming into the season. The Beavers improved from 2-10 in his first season to 4-8 in Year 2.

Andersen was the head coach at Utah State from 2009 to 2012, where he compiled a 26-24 record, including an 11-2 season in his final year that propelled him to the Wisconsin job.

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Instead of trying a 33-yard field goal with emergency backup Drew Kaser, the Chargers went for a long fourth down and turned the ball over on downs deep in the red zone. Why the Chargers weren’t confident in Kaser wasn’t hard to figure out.

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DePodesta goes into his first NFL trade deadline as the Browns Chief Strategy Officer with few assets to deal.

So if you’ve missed what is shaping up to be another typical Belichick season in Foxborough, here’s why the Patriots look like the Patriots once again.
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