Backup quarterbacks did more than just hold clipboards in the NFL's divisional playoff round. Jameis Winston threw a 56-yard trick-play touchdown pass to Tre'Quan Smith on his first playoff action after 76 regular-season games over six seasons. Chad Henne, the Chiefs' 35-year-old backup, also got his first taste of the playoffs Sunday when he was pressed into duty after former MVP Patrick Mahomes suffered a concussion midway through the third quarter against Cleveland.
The Baltimore Ravens waived cornerback Davontae Harris on Monday but his departure from the team may ultimately prove to be short-lived. Harris said on his Twitter account that the decision to waive him from injured reserve was due to league roster rules and “don’t be surprised to see me again.” Harris was placed on injured [more]
The likelihood of Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll staying in Buffalo for at least one more season has increased after he was passed over for the Los Angeles Chargers' coaching job, two people with direct knowledge of Daboll's plans told The Associated Press. The people spoke to The AP over the past two days on the condition of anonymity because Daboll declined to discuss his future during his weekly video conference call on Monday. One person said Daboll isn't expected to consider the NFL's remaining vacancies, in Detroit, Philadelphia and Houston, and will now place his sole focus on preparing the Bills to face Kansas City in the AFC championship game on Sunday.