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Raiders allow QB Carr to visit Saints

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Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will visit the New Orleans Saints on Wednesday, two people with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to comment publicly. One person termed the visit as "exploratory in nature."

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network was the first to report Carr's trip.

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49ers add Wilks as defensive coordinator

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers are hiring former Carolina interim head coach Steve Wilks as their new defensive coordinator.

A person familiar with the choice said Tuesday that Wilks will fill the void created when DeMeco Ryans was hired as head coach in Houston. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hiring hadn't been announced.

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Pegula: Mom Kim went into cardiac arrest

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Pro tennis player Jessica Pegula has revealed that her mother, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres co-owner and president Kim Pegula, went into cardiac arrest in June and is still recovering while dealing with significant language and memory issues.

In an essay that The Players' Tribune published Tuesday, Jessica Pegula detailed for the first time the medical crisis that abruptly removed her mother from the public eye and suggested that her mother may not resume the same level of involvement in the family's sports franchises.

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Titans promote Kelly to run offense

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee Titans coach Mike Vrabel says he looked at a lot of candidates in shaking up his coaching staff.

Staying in-house and promoting Tim Kelly from passing game coordinator to offensive coordinator after one season as the "right fit."

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Garrett 'all good' after Pro Bowl injury

CLEVELAND (AP) Myles Garrett's injured toe does not need surgery after the Cleveland Browns defensive end dislocated it during Pro Bowl events last weekend.

Garrett got hurt while racing Carolina defensive end Brian Burns through an obstacle course in Las Vegas as part of the Pro Bowl's reimagined festivities. Garrett limped off the field and sat down on the turf to check his injury.

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Vikings hire Flores to run defense

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Vikings hired Brian Flores as their defensive coordinator on Monday, their first step toward trying to revive a once-dominant unit that ranked among the NFL's worst last season.

Flores was a senior defensive assistant and linebackers coach this season for Pittsburgh, after three years as head coach in Miami.

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Brady won't start with Fox until 2024

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tom Brady will not go immediately from the playing field to the broadcast booth.

Brady told Colin Cowherd during Monday's episode of "The Herd" on FS1 and Fox Sports Radio that he will not start his broadcasting career with Fox until the 2024 season.

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7-time Pro Bowl WR A.J. Green retiring

PHOENIX (AP) Seven-time Pro Bowl receiver A.J. Green retired on Monday after 12 seasons in the NFL.

The 34-year-old spent a decade with the Cincinnati Bengals before signing with the Arizona Cardinals for the last two seasons of his career.

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Chiefs take RB Edwards-Helaire off IR

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Kansas City Chiefs activated running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire from injured reserve Monday and placed wide receiver Mecole Hardman on the list for the second time as they finalize their roster for the Super Bowl.

Edwards-Helaire, a 2020 first-round pick, has been out since sustaining a high ankle sprain during a win over the Chargers on Nov. 20. He was designated to return on Jan. 17, opening a three-week window in which he could be activated.

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Payton ending Wilson's special treatment

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) Sean Payton is bringing an old-school style sown by his mentor Bill Parcells and steeped in discipline and accountability as he takes over as the Denver Broncos' new head coach.

One thing that means is that Russell Wilson will no longer have his own entourage at the team's headquarters as he did this past season.

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