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NFL notebook: Munchak's return to Titans not final

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Chiefs at Colts

4:35 p.m. Saturday

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

TV/radio: NBC/1450 AM

Line: Colts by 21/2

Notable: Colts won 23-7 on Dec. 22. ... Chiefs have lost five of past seven.

By Wire Reports
Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Titans president and CEO Tommy Smith had not made any decisions Friday night after reviewing the team with coach Mike Munchak and his general manager.

Smith said in a statement that he planned to review every aspect of the team's football operations when the season ended and did just that in his meeting with Munchak and Ruston Webster.

The Tennessean cited sources Friday that Smith had decided to keep Munchak as his coach for 2014.

Munchak, a Penn State offensive lineman from 1978-81, had been considered a candidate to replace Bill O'Brien as the Nittany Lions coach. O'Brien left the school to become the coach of the Texans.

Vikings retain counsel

The Vikings retained a former chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court and a former federal trial attorney to conduct an investigation into Chris Kluwe's claims he was released from the team because of his support of gay marriage.

Former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Eric Magnuson and former Justice Department attorney Chris Madel will lead the investigation.

Kluwe alleged special teams coordinator Mike Priefer made anti-gay comments during team meetings. Priefer denied Kluwe's allegations, and the Vikings said they take the matter “very seriously.”

Stoops to Browns?

Oklahoma's longtime coach, Bob Stoops, fresh off the Sooners upset of Alabama in the Sugar Bowl, did little to quell rumors he might have the inside track to the Browns' coaching vacancy.

While making the media rounds Friday, Stoops was asked about any connection, and the Youngstown, Ohio, native was coy with his responses.

“You never know,” Stoops said.

Frazier joining Bucs

ESPN reported Friday night that former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier will be the defensive coordinator for the Buccaneers under new coach Lovie Smith.

No TV blackouts

The Colts, Bengals and Packers said Friday their weekend wild-card playoff games are sellouts. Normally, teams must sell out 72 hours before kickoff to have a game broadcast in their local market. The NFL gave the Colts, Bengals and Packers an extra day.

 

 
 


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