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Eagles' Kelly denies meeting with USC

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly denied reports that the University of Southern California met with him to discuss its coaching vacancy before the school hired interim coach Clay Helton on Monday.

Kelly, in his third year with the Eagles after a very successful run in the Pac-12 with Oregon, addressed the issue at his regularly scheduled news conference.

"I have never spoken to anybody from USC. I have never emailed anybody from USC," Kelly said, "I never had a phone call with anybody from USC. I never had any contact with anybody from USC."


Chiefs LB Houston awaiting MRI on knee

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The Chiefs were quickly running out of offensive linemen as one by one they went down with injuries, and for the briefest of moments, Andy Reid might have thought he'd need to suit up himself.

Hey, it's only been 34 years since the coach played for BYU.


Dolphins fire off. coordinator Lazor

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins interim coach Dan Campbell is running out of time to make a good impression, so he's going with a new play caller to jump-start his feeble offense.

Campbell fired offensive coordinator Bill Lazor on Monday and gave Zac Taylor primary responsibility for calling plays. Taylor will remain the quarterbacks coach.


Broncos' Ward, Williams to miss time

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) The Denver Broncos are bracing for extended absences from safety T.J. Ward and run-stuffer Sylvester Williams, who went for MRIs Monday on high ankle sprains.

Ward and Williams hurt their left and right ankles, respectively, on a 2-yard carry by LeGarrette Blount in the first quarter of Denver's 30-24 win over New England.


Colts RB Bradshaw out for rest of season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Colts running back Ahmad Bradshaw will miss the rest of this season after injuring his wrist in Sunday's 25-12 victory over Tampa Bay.

Indianapolis announced Monday that Bradshaw had been put on the injured reserve list. The Colts (6-5) re-signed running back Zurlon Tipton to replace Bradshaw on the roster ahead of Sunday's game at Pittsburgh.


Jaguars WR Hurns in concussion protocol

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't ruling out receiver Allen Hurns against Tennessee. At least not yet.

Hurns, who hasn't missed a game in his two NFL seasons, is in the league's concussion protocol after being strapped to a backboard and taken to a hospital Sunday. He was released about two hours after the game, a 31-25 loss to San Diego.


Jets CB Williams has sprained MCL

NEW YORK (AP) New York Jets cornerback Marcus Williams has a sprained knee ligament that could keep him out against the Giants next Sunday.

Todd Bowles confirms Monday during a conference call that Williams injured the medial collateral ligament in one of his knees and is "day to day."


Bills DL Carrington on season-ending IR

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The Buffalo Bills have placed defensive lineman Alex Carrington on season-ending injured reserve.

Carrington joins a growing list of injured Buffalo players after he hurt his left quadriceps in a 30-22 loss at Kansas City on Sunday.


Dolphins' Pouncey day to day due to foot

DAVIE, Fla. (AP) Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey's right foot injury is less serious than first feared, and his status is day to day, interim coach Dan Campbell says.

Pouncey was forced out of Sunday's loss to the New York Jets and was in a boot after the game. If he's unable to play this week against Baltimore, rookie Jamil Douglas is expected to start at center for the first time.


Ryan throws red flag on Bills challenges

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Rex Ryan has thrown a red flag on how the Buffalo Bills determine when to challenge a play.

Upon further review, the Bills coach acknowledged Monday, the team's current communication process has a few flaws.

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