Steelers’ center Pouncey named second-team All-Pro
By Wire Reports
Published: Saturday, January 12, 2013, 7:56 p.m.
Updated: Sunday, January 13, 2013
Maurkice Pouncey was named to The Associated Press All-Pro second team Saturday, the third consecutive season the Steelers' center has received an All-Pro honor.
Pouncey earned first-team honors in 2011 and second-team honors during his rookie season of 2010.
Vikings' 2,000-yard man Adrian Peterson and Texans' pass-swatting end J.J. Watt were unanimous All-Pro choices. Peterson, who came within 9 yards of breaking Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record, and Watt, who led the NFL with 201⁄2 sacks, were selected by all 50 members of a nationwide panel of media members who cover the league.
Watt represents lots of new blood: He's among 17 players making their All-Pro debuts.
Peyton Manning made his sixth team, the previous five while quarterbacking Indianapolis.
Cowher: I'm not coaching
Bill Cowher insisted he's staying in the studio and not returning to the sideline.
Cowher said Saturday on CBS' “The NFL Today” that he has no plans to coach in the NFL, a few days after telling Newsday that he probably would come back at some point. The 55-year-old Cowher is an analyst for CBS who coached the Steelers from 1992-2006. He won a Super Bowl after the 2005 season.
Cowher said he plans “on being with one team, and that is this team here at CBS. I know we are going to the Super Bowl.”
Goodell: No RGIII concerns
Commissioner Roger Goodell said he doesn't have a problem with the way the Redskins medical staff handled Robert Griffin III's knee injury.
Nevertheless, he's anticipating changes in the way injuries not affecting the head are evaluated on the sideline.
Griffin had reconstructive ACL surgery Wednesday after reinjuring his right knee in last Sunday's playoff loss to Seattle.
Eagles' search continues
The Eagles are interviewing Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley in Atlanta, two people familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press.
Bradley is the eighth candidate interviewed since the Eagles fired Andy Reid on Dec. 31 following a 4-12 finish.
Colts lose assistant coach
Indianapolis special teams coordinator Marwan Maalouf will not be back on coach Chuck Pagano's staff next season.
The team said Maalouf and the Colts mutually agreed to part ways.
The Colts did not say what Maalouf plans to do next. Offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is expected to be a candidate for head coaching jobs in Chicago, Philadelphia and San Diego.
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