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Good Morning, Broncos fans! Although Chip Kelly is likely to become the next coach of the Browns, he still met with the Bills last night and will interview with the Eagles today.

It was a busy day for Buffalo's front office, who also interviewed former Bears coach Lovie Smith and Doug Marrone of Syracuse, and will interview Broncos OC Mike McCoy today in the Denver area.

With Kelly probably ending up in Cleveland, Philly has expanded its search to include Colts OC Bruce Arians and Seahawks DC Gus Bradley; they'll meet with McCoy tomorrow.

Arizona, the other team McCoy will sit down with today, is apparently still waiting to hear whether Handshake Haley will take their interview request, as he reportedly doesn't want to jeopardize his standing Pittsburgh.

Coaching/GM Carousel

San Diego interviewed Colts exec Tom Telesco about their GM vacancy.

Jags owner Shad Khan met with coach Mike Mularkey this week and is reportedly leaning toward keeping him around, but he has granted Mularkey's assistants the freedom to pursue other jobs while their boss is in limbo.

Panthers coach Ron Rivera will meet with owner Jerry Richardson today to discuss his future with the team.

2013 should bring more fun times to the LOLJets, whose next GM is stuck with Sexy Rexy, who will be operating as a lame duck on the last year of his contract. The team is conducting its search for that new GM, but Tom Heckert canceled his interview with them, presumably because he's going to end up with Andy Reid in KC.

Washington Huskies coach Steve Sarkisian has decided not to interview for any NFL positions this year.

Sam Mellinger applauds Clark Hunt's move to replace Scott Pioli and Romeo Crennel with Andy Reid, and we have to agree it was a smart move toward regaining the trust of the Kansas City fans and stabilizing the organization. 

Broncos

Ryan Clady was again inactive yesterday, but will play next week. Trindon Holliday participated in drills, while Tracy Porter (concussion) was again held out.

Willis McGahee might make a limited return to practice next week; he's eligible to return for the AFC title game, if the Broncos are able to win their next game. In that scenario, Jeff Legwold speculates that Porter could be the player released to make room for Willis on the 53-man roster.

Tom Kensler discusses the Broncos' depth at running back, and what sports team doesn't have a "next man up" philosophy?

Legwold looks over the team's potential opponents for next week and doesn't find much to fear outside of Cincy's Geno Atkins and A.J. Green.

News/Analysis

Houston placed LB Tim Dobbins on IR; Colts G Joe Reitz has been ruled out with a concussion; Washington reinstated CB Cedric Griffin following his PED suspension.

Doug Farrar & Greg Cosell (podcast), Shutdown Corner (WAS/SEA, BAL/IND), Brian BurkeBill Barnwell, Football Outsiders (AFC, NFC), Clark Judge, Peter King, and Bill Simmons preview the weekend's games.

Ben Muth studies the contribution of the secondary to Seattle's great run defense; J.J. Cooper examines two sacks of Miami's Ryan Tannehill by the Patriots and notes Ryan Clady and Orlando Franklin's presence among the best tackles at avoiding sacks in 2012.

Dave Kindred is the latest to rightly call for Washington's football team to change its unquestionably racist name.

Scott Kacsmar thinks Peyton Manning should take MVP honors over Adrian Peterson in a landslide.

NBC Sports has put together a four-part series on the NFL's dominance of the American sports landscape which will debut on Tuesday night.

If Lance Armstrong finally does admit his PED use, he's gonna have a lot of apologies to make. No, not for using PEDs in a sport where nobody is clean, but for having bullied his accusers for so many years.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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