NFL notebook: Reed will return next season
Ravens safety Ed Reed isn't planning on joining teammate Ray Lewis in retirement after the Super Bowl.
“I'll be playing next year,” Reed said Thursday before Baltimore hit the practice field in preparation for their Feb. 3 Super Bowl matchup against the 49ers.
There was speculation the 34-year-old Reed might retire after this season.
“No, it's not my last ride,” he said. “I just bought a bike.”
Trade rumors upset Revis
Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis took to Twitter, saying he was “speechless” about recent trade rumors.
Revis also tweeted he was “more upset for the jet nation for having to go through this!!!”
He added: “I guess we'll see how this plays out.”
Neither newly hired general manager John Idzik nor owner Woody Johnson would answer questions about a report the owner will explore trading Revis, who is recovering from a serious knee injury.
Saints fire D-coordinator
The Saints fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo after one season — a record-setting year in the wrong way.
New Orleans ranked last in the NFL in total defense and run defense, yielding the most yards (7,042) ever in a single season. The Saints went 7-9 this season and allowed 454 points; only Tennessee gave up more.
Coach Sean Payton also fired secondary coach Ken Flajole.
Spagnuolo was the Rams' coach the previous three seasons, going 10-38. He coordinated the Giants' defense when they ended New England's unbeaten season to win the 2008 Super Bowl.
NYC Super Bowl plans set
Both teams that reach next year's Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium will stay at hotels in New Jersey and train at the Giants' and Jets' practice facilities.
Other venues include Newark's Prudential Center, which will host Super Bowl media day, and the Meadowlands Racetrack, which will host the NFL's pre-game tailgate party.
Jurors to decide sex case
The attorney for a former Bengals cheerleader who had sex with her underage student is telling jurors they have an opportunity to send a message across the U.S. by finding that a gossip website defamed her in lewd online posts.
In his closing statement in a Kentucky courtroom, attorney Eric Deters told jurors they must find in favor of former cheerleader Sarah Jones and against Scottsdale, Ariz.-based thedirty.com. Jones is asking for $11 million.
Former Houston quarterback Case Keenum and former Texas A&M quarterback Stephen McGee are among eight players signed to reserve/future contracts by the Texans. ... The Jets officially hired Marty Mornhinweg as offensive coordinator and Dennis Thurman as defensive coordinator. ... The Rams hired Rob Ryan as their defensive coordinator, NFL.com reported. The boisterous Ryan was fired as Cowboys' defensive coordinator Jan. 8. ... The Browns hired Brian Baker to coach outside linebackers and Jon Embree to coach tight ends. ... The Jaguars agreed to terms with defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker, quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo and offensive line coach George Yarno. ... Federal authorities say former NFL kicker Russell Erxleben was charged with running an illegal investment scheme that raised more than $2 million.
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