Coaching Carousel: Gruden is Snyder’s latest flavor

Cincy OC Jay Gruden has reportedly agreed to succeed Mike Shanahan as the head coach in Washington, making him Dan Snyder's sixth coach in 15 years there.

According to Adam Schefter, the Bengals plan to promote QB coach and former Raiders head man Hue Jackson to replace Gruden as OC.

However, Ian Rapoport says Jackson could join Gruden in Washington to coordinate his offense, with current secondary coach Raheem Morris potentially running the defense.

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Coaching Carousel: Munchak firing leaves five openings

Saturday afternoon brought a late addition to Black Monday, as Tennessee fired head coach Mike Munchak after three seasons.

Munchak had spent 32 consecutive seasons with the organization, starting with a 12-season HOF playing career with the Oilers.

He was then an assistant for Jeff Fisher's nearly 17 years as the Oilers/Titans head coach, before taking over for the fired Fisher at the start of the 2011 season.

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Manning tops list of four Broncos All-Pros

Peyton Manning was a unanimous selection to the 2013 All-Pro team, to the surprise of nobody. This is his seventh time being named to the first team.

Louis Vasquez joined him on the first team, which was a first selection for him.

Demaryius Thomas and Matt Prater were named to the second team. Vasquez, Thomas, and Prater are all first-time selections.

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Manning named Offensive POM for December

For the second time this season, the fourth time during his two years in Denver, and the eighth time of his career, Peyton Manning has been named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Month.

During a month in which he broke several NFL and franchise records, Manning threw for 19 touchdowns against three interceptions, with a 116.5 QB rating.

Broncos sign five players for 2014

Denver signed five players to future contracts for 2014: ex-CU Buffs lineman Ryan Miller, ex-PSU tackle Mike Farrell, former Bucs WR Jordan Norwood, and former Browns S Eric Hagg and LB L.J. Fort.

Injury Report: Welker cleared; Wolfe iffy

John Fox (video) announced on Monday that Wes Welker has been cleared to play, three weeks after he suffered his latest concussion.

Players have off today and tomorrow and will resume practice on Thursday, in preparation for their divisional round playoff game.

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Live Blog: Black Monday 2013

This figures to be a busy day as far as coaching gigs go, so check back for updates and analysis.

Official firings: Rob Chudzinski (CLE), Leslie Frazier (MIN), Mike Shanahan (WAS), Greg Schiano (TB), Jim Schwartz (DET)

Broncos: Jack Del Rio and Adam Gase are possible candidates for the Minnesota job, and Cleveland has asked to interview Gase 

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Broncos break all of the other records in first half of Raiders game

Last week, Peyton Manning broke the single-season touchdown pass record. On Sunday, Manning and the Broncos needed just two quarters to rewrite much of the rest of the NFL's record book.

Peyton threw for 266 yards - the exact number he needed to break the single-season record held by Drew Brees - and four touchdowns, giving him 55 on the season. It's his ninth time hitting the four-score mark this season, extending his own NFL record.

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Injury Report: Welker, Wolfe, Vallos ruled out; Webster questionable

Denver's final injury report for Week 17 contained no surprises: Wes Welker, Derek Wolfe, and Steve Vallos have been ruled out, while Kayvon Webster is questionable.

Wolfe did make a limited return to practice on Friday, while Welker and Webster were again limited.

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Five Broncos make Pro Bowl; eight are alternates

Peyton Manning (13th time), Demaryius Thomas (second), Louis Vasquez, Julius Thomas, and Matt Prater (first for each) were named to the 2014 Pro Bowl.

Eight others were named as alternates: Von Miller, Manny Ramirez, Knowshon Moreno, Eric Decker, Wes Welker, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, David Bruton, and Zane Beadles.

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