January 1, 2013

NFL Notebook: Sanchez, Revis say they want to stay with Jets

The Associated Press

FLORHAM PARK, N.Y. - Mark Sanchez wants to stay right where he is. So does Darrelle Revis.

The two players are among the New York Jets' biggest uncertainties heading into next season. Sanchez comes off a miserable year and Revis is recovering from a serious knee injury while also having a sticky contract situation.

"Until I'm told differently, I'm a Jet," Sanchez said Monday as the Jets cleaned out their lockers. "That's what I always thought would happen. I don't see anything different. I just want another crack at this thing."

Sanchez appeared to lose his confidence as the season wore on and questions about his ability to lead the team became more frequent. 

REDSKINS: Coach Mike Shanahan doesn't want his assistants, including his son, interviewing for head coaching jobs while the team is in the playoffs.

After seven NFL head coaches were fired Monday, Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan might be a candidate for one or more of those openings.

NFL rules say assistants could be interviewed next week even if the Redskins are still playing.

But Mike Shanahan said: "It's not time to interview during the season. It's time to concentrate on your job." 

49ERS: San Francisco parted ways with running back Brandon Jacobs, an expected move after the outspoken player was suspended for the final three regular-season games.

Jacobs had five carries for 7 yards while playing in only two games and being active for just three for the NFC West champions (11-4-1). 

BROWNS: Trent Richardson's rookie season was productive -- and painful.

Cleveland's running back has revealed that he played most of his first season in the NFL with two broken ribs, an injury that not only made it tough to play but even sleep.

Richardson, who sat out Sunday's season finale in Pittsburgh with a sprained left ankle, hurt his ribs Oct. 14 against Cincinnati. For the next three or four weeks he said he needed help getting into a shower and dressing. He slept propped up.

But he never missed a game and endured pain that would have sidelined most players. 

TITANS: Mike Munchak will be back as head coach for another year. But chief operating officer Mike Reinfeldt is out after the franchise's second 6-10 season in three years. 

CHIEFS: Veteran offensive lineman Ryan Lilja, who helped block for Peyton Manning during the Colts' Super Bowl-winning 2006 season, announced his retirement. 

PANTHERS: DeAngelo Williams wants to remain in Carolina. The Panthers' all-time leading rusher said despite getting benched in Week 7 and not playing a major role on offense for most of the season, he hopes to return for an eighth year in Carolina.

"I signed a five-year contract, so that in itself lets you know I want to be back," Williams said.


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