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Colts’ Pagano cleared to return
“It’s going to be crazy. It’s going to be a great moment, just having him back,” safety Antoine Bethea said.
Turner wouldn’t mind being an offensive coordinator
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Norv Turner isn’t ruling out taking a job as an offensive coordinator for another NFL team if he is fired as coach of the San Diego Chargers after this season.
With the Chargers struggling at 5-9 and missing the playoffs for the third straight season, speculation has increased that the team will part ways with Turner, as well as general manager A.J. Smith. Turner said Wednesday during a conference call with New York-area reporters that he can’t picture taking a year off from coaching.
Around the league
GIANTS: The return of New York wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to practice after missing the previous day with a sprained left knee could only bode well for his on-field rapport with quarterback Eli Manning. Nicks has 53 catches for 629 yards and three touchdowns, solid but not spectacular considering his first three years of work with the team. He expects not only to be healthy enough to face the Ravens on Sunday but plans on being integral to the offense.
DOLPHINS: Miami could be without both starting receivers Sunday against Buffalo. Brian Hartline and Davone Bess, who have combined for nearly half of the Dolphins’ receptions, missed practice with back injuries. Bess sat out Sunday’s win over Jacksonville, and Hartline was hurt in that game.
SEAHAWKS: Seattle’s defensive line took a hit as the team placed defensive tackle Jason Jones on injured reserve with a lingering knee injury. The Seahawks promoted defensive tackle Hebron Fangupo from the practice squad to takes Jones‘ roster spot. Jones recorded three sacks playing mostly in passing situations and had a fumble recovery.
BILLS: Cornerback and return specialist Leodis McKelvin has been placed on injured reserve because of a groin injury. Buffalo signed linebacker Kirk Morrison back to the team after releasing him Dec. 3 after he was inactive for 12 games. The 30-year-old made seven tackles for the Bills in 2011 after spending six years with Oakland and Jacksonville.
CHIEFS: Kansas City running back Jamaal Charles said that he’s focused on finishing the season strong after coming back from a devastating knee injury and then dealing with teammate Jovan Belcher’s murder-suicide that hit especially close to home. Charles tore his left ACL early last season, causing him to miss the entire year. But he’s returned to be one of the few bright spots for the Chiefs (2-12), running for 1,230 yards and four touchdowns.
JETS: New York placed rookie wide receiver Stephen Hill on injured reserve, ending his season because of a knee injury. Hill, the Jets’ second-round pick in April out of Georgia Tech, sprained the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee at Jacksonville on Dec. 9. New York will consider all its options regarding quarterback Mark Sanchez in the offseason, meaning a trade for the former No. 5 overall draft pick cannot be ruled out.
Taxpayers must pay the freight for over-budget train projects
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