NFL News: Player News and Updates for 1/22/16

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NFL Updates: News From Around the League, Playoffs Schedule and More

January 22, 2016

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We’ve got just two more days left until the Conference Championships, and after that we’ll know the participants of this year’s Super Bowl. There’s a lot to talk about today, so let’s check out our daily look at the headlines.

Adam Gase did some great things with Jay Cutler in Chicago last season, and the Dolphins are banking on him having the same effect on Ryan Tannehill.
Gase called Tannehill’s crummy 2015 season a “hiccup,” and sees great things ahead this upcoming season. We should see a lowered interception percentage for Tannehill at the very least, which is a great start.

The Steelers have some tough cap choices to make this off-season, and they’ll probably cut ties with a couple of defensive backs in the process.
Both Cortez Allen and Brandon Boykin likely won’t be with the team next season; Allen has underperformed when not sitting out due to injury over the past couple of years and Boykin wasn’t used a whole lot this year and will probably seek greener pastures as a free agent.

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Let’s move on to a bit of gossip, if you can call it that. According to reports, Texans LBs coach Mike Vrabel turned down the defensive coordinator job in San Francisco.
It makes sense when you think about it. Vrabel was probably leery of coaching D on a Chip Kelly team. Those squads usually stay out on the field forever and don’t register very well in the stats department. This job may be a tougher sell than the Niners initially thought.

Jason Witten says he’ll be back with the Cowboys next year, and that he’s never thought of playing anywhere else.
Witten will be in his 14th year in 2016, and will make $6.5 million. Cowboys fans will continue seeing him in blue and white, which should make everyone happy.

Both Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski were limited in yesterday’s practice. Both players should be good to go for Sunday.

NFL Playoffs Schedule: Let’s take a look at the upcoming round of games on the NFL playoffs schedule, along with the start times and TV networks you can catch them on.

Conference Championships

Sunday, January 24, 2016:

3:05 PM ET:
New England Patriots at Denver Broncos (CBS)

6:40 PM ET
Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers (FOX)

Pro Bowl

Sunday, January 31, 2016:
Team Rice vs. Team Irvin (ESPN)

Super Bowl

Sunday, February 7, 2016:
6:30 PM ET:

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