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Colts' Andrew Luck considered skipping Pro Bowl
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

After losing 45-7 to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck admitted he thought about not playing in the Pro Bowl, reports The Indianapolis Star.

Luck felt embarrassed after the championship game and had to think about turning around and playing a week later.

"I mean, it is a privilege, but I am hurting in a sense," Luck said. "But I realize it's an honor to be voted in and the fans really enjoy it. So, I did it."

While Luck was proud of his team for advancing to the championship game, he said this season’s playoff loss was worse than the previous two.

"I think every loss in the playoffs leaves a really, really terrible taste in your mouth," Luck said. "But this one has been worse than the other two because we did get so close. And the way we lost, it was just embarrassing."

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Report: Raiders to interview Bills' Rob Moore for OC job
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

The Raiders are scheduled to interview Bills wide receivers coach Rob Moore for their vacant offensive coordinator position, a source told ESPN.

If the interview goes well, Moore is expected to be offered the position. Moore spent the 2014 season as the Bills wide receivers coach. He spent the previous four seasons before that in the same role at Syracuse University.

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Report: Jets to add Hogan, Heimerdinger to front-office roles
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

The Jets are on the verge of hiring Rex Hogan as their director of college scouting and Brian Heimerdinger to a lead front-office role, reports the NFL Network.

Hogan served as a national scout for the Bears, but was released from his contract. Hogan has been a scout with the Bears since 2004. Heimerdinger has been working as a scout for the Rams for the last three seasons.

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NFL warns Marshawn Lynch with 15-yard penalty for obscene gesture
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The NFL has issued a warning to Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch if he decides to make his obscene gesture in the Super Bowl, vice president of officiating Dean Blandino told ESPN Saturday. If Lynch performs his gesture, Seattle will be assessed a 15-yard penalty.

Meaning if Lynch makes his gesture after scoring a touchdown, the kickoff will be from the 20 yard line. Lynch was fined $20,000 for making his gesture after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship game last week.

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Matthew Slater: NFLPA 'instructed' Pats not to address Deflategate
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Patriots special teamer Matthew Slater told reporters that the NFL Players Association has "instructed" New England players to not publicly address Deflategate, according to the team's official website. The 29-year-old Slater is a team representative for the union.

"I'd love to get into that with you, but we have been instructed by our union as players to reserve comment on this situation," Slater said. "It's an ongoing investigation, so in order to protect our players, we’re going to go ahead and not talk about that."

The NFL found 11 of 12 game balls the Patriots used in the first half in Sunday's AFC Championship against the Colts were significantly underinflated after being deemed legal before the game. The investigation is being led by NFL executive vice president Jeff Pash and Ted Wells. The league has yet to release its findings.

Coach Bill Belichick also addressed the media in an impromptu press conference to reveal that his team conducted an "internal study," which revealed that the Patriots "followed every rule to the letter."

Like Slater, Belichick vowed not to speak on Deflategate again. New England will square off against Seattle in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

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Report: Saints reach an agreement with CFL corner Delvin Breaux
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

After working out for 13 NFL teams, Canadian Football League cornerback Delvin Breaux has reached an agreement with the Saints, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN on Saturday. 

Breaux, a native of New Orleans, spent the last two seasons with the Tiger-Cats, registering 62 tackles. The earliest day he can officially sign with his hometown team is Feb. 10.

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Belichick on Deflategate: Pats 'followed every rule to the letter'
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed a packed room of reporters on Saturday to announce that the team conducted an "internal study," which revealed that the Patriots "followed every rule to the letter."

"I believe now 100 percent that I personally, and we as an organization, have followed every rule to the letter," Belichick said. ".. At no time was there any intent whatsoever to try to compromise the integrity of the game or to gain an advantage."

Earlier in the week, Belichick admitted he had no knowledge of any wrongdoing by anyone on the Patriots' staff. He told reporters he's "embarrassed" about how much time he has spent learning about this topic relative to the Super Bowl. He also said the climate and indoor/outdoor environment played a factor in his in-depth study.

"We simulated a game day situation, in terms of the preparation of the footballs and where the footballs were at various points in time during the day or night as the case was Sunday," Belichick said, per Boston.com. "Our preparation process for the footballs is what we do. I can't speak for anybody else, and that process we have found raises the PSI approximately one pound. So that process of creating a tackiness, a texture... the right feel, whatever that feel is – it's a sensation for the quarterback – that process elevates the PSI by approximately one pound based on what our study showed, which was multiple balls, multiple examples in the process as we would do for a game. It's not one football."

Belichick found that game balls taken outside after being prepped lose 1.5 PSI of air pressure.

The NFL found 11 of 12 game balls the Patriots used in the first half in Sunday's AFC Championship against the Colts were significantly underinflated after being deemed legal before the game. The investigation is being led by NFL executive vice president Jeff Pash and Ted Wells. The league has yet to release its findings.

As for Belichick, he vowed not to speak of Deflategate again, as his team prepares to fly to Arizona for the Super Bowl.

"This is the end of this subject for me, for a long time," Belichick said.

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Report: Colts LB Andrew Jackson arrested for DUI, careless driving
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Colts linebacker Andrew Jackson was arrested in Kentucky early Friday morning for careless driving and DUI, per the Indianapolis Star. He was booked just before 5 a.m. and released from jail at 12:30 p.m. the same day.

Jackson, a sixth-round pick in the 2014 draft out of Western Kentucky, was a marginal contributor for Indianapolis last season, contributing only on special teams and short-yardage scenarios. He registered 10 tackles and one sack in 13 games his rookie season.

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Jets name Pepper Johnson their new defensive line coach
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Jets named Pepper Johnson their new defensive line coach on Saturday, according to the team's official website. The news comes just a day after the team hired Kacy Rodgers to be the new defensive coordinator.

Johnson coached for the Patriots from 2000 to 2013 before joining Buffalo's staff as the defensive line coach last season. He interviewed for several defensive coordinator vacancies before joining Todd Bowles' staff. Both Bowles and Johnson have ties to former Jets and Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells. Johnson played under Parcells with the Giants from 1986-92, then with the Jets in 1997-98.

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Justin Forsett: The Ravens 'expressed that they want me back'
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Justin Forsett told reporters following Friday's Pro Bowl practice that the Ravens have expressed interest in bringing him back next season, according to NFL.com. Forsett, who replaced Arian Foster's spot in the exhibition game, noted that he has not engaged in any contract discussions with the team, but remains optimistic of a possible deal in the offseason.

"That is the plan, they gave me my shot, they trusted me and believed in me enough to give me that shot so I'd like to stay," Forsett said. "They expressed that they want me back. I want to be back, so we'll see what happens."

Forsett, 29 is seeking his first multiyear contract of his career after playing for five teams in seven seasons. He broke out for 1,266 rushing yards this season, fifth-most in the NFL, and led all running backs with 5.4 yards per carry.

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