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Brady on title game status: 'We'll see'

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Tom Brady is staying mum on his status for the AFC championship game after suffering a right hand injury earlier in the week.

Brady said a bit contentiously only "We'll see" on Friday when asked whether he would play in Sunday's conference title game against Jacksonville.

The quarterback wore red gloves and responded to several other questions about how much he practiced or how he sustained the injury by saying "I'm not talking about that."

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Vikes WR Thielen, S Sendejo questionable

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Vikings starters WR Adam Thielen (lower back) and S Andrew Sendejo (concussion) are both listed as questionable for Sunday's NFC championship game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Thielen, the Vikings' top receiver, was a limited participant in practice on Thursday and Friday after not practicing Wednesday. Sendejo is still in concussion protocol after being hurt in last Sunday's playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints, but he was a full participant in Friday's practice.

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Jets WR Anderson arrested on 9 charges

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson faces a slew of charges in Florida, including threatening a police officer's family and saying he would rape the officer's wife.

A Sunrise police report shows the 24-year-old Anderson was stopped early Friday in a sport utility vehicle after it ran two red lights and was swerving while traveling about 105 mph (170 kph) in a 45 mph zone.

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NFL: Raiders complied with 'Rooney Rule'

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) The NFL said Friday that the Oakland Raiders complied with the "Rooney Rule" when they hired Jon Gruden as head coach.

The league said a review found the Raiders conducted "bona fide" interviews with minority candidates during their search for a replacement for Jack Del Rio, who was fired after a disappointing six-win season. The "Rooney Rule" requires NFL teams to consider at least one minority candidate before making an offer to a head coaching candidate. The team officially hired Gruden on Jan. 6.

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Titans interview Rams OC LaFleur

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have interviewed three candidates in their search for new coach and none have had any NFL head coaching experience. Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur was the third to interview for the job.

The Titans announced Friday they had concluded LaFleur's interview.

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Dolphins hire Loggains to run offense

MIAMI (AP) Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is two weeks into a new job, and with his family back in Chicago he has been working late.

The head coach works later.

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Ramsey: Gronk hasn't played a CB like me

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey wants to cover the No. 1 receiver each opponent has to offer. He welcomes the challenge. He even requests it.

In the AFC championship game at New England on Sunday, it's a tight end. Rob Gronkowski is considered the NFL's best at the position, a 6-foot-6, 265-pound behemoth and a daunting matchup for nearly every defender in the league.

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Jaguars don't fear Patriots' history

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The week started with a little trash talk from the underdog . The rest of it was dominated by speculation about a certain 40-year-old quarterback's injured throwing hand .

Plenty of intrigue for when the Jaguars and Patriots meet in Sunday's AFC championship game?

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Cardinals' coaching search pool dwindles

PHOENIX (AP) Back when Bruce Arians announced his retirement, Arizona Cardinals President Michael Bidwill said he would be in no rush to find a new coach.

He pointed out that Arians was the last coach hired in 2013.

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Defenses at center stage of Vikes-Eagles

PHILADELPHIA (AP) One team has a suffocating defense. The other has the NFL's No. 1 unit.

Defense should win at least the NFC championship.

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