NFL rumors: Latest news entering the playoffs on injuries and more
By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports
The NFL regular season wrapped up Sunday and the playoff field is now set. The Carolina Panthers are the top overall seed in the NFC with a 15–1 record, while the Denver Broncos clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC with a 12–4 mark.
Black Monday also got a head start on Sunday night. The Cleveland Browns fired head coach Mike Pettine after their loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the San Francisco 49ers fired head coach Jim Tomsula shortly after their overtime win over the St. Louis Rams.
Check out the latest NFL news and rumors below:
• The Dolphins aren’t expected to retain interim head coach Dan Campbell, but he will interview with the team for the permanent job on Friday, reports Rapoport.
• Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula won’t interview for any head coaching positions until Carolina's season is over, reports Rapoport.
• Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams will have an MRI on his injured ankle Monday to determine if he can play Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals, reports Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. Williams was hurt during Cincinnati’s win over the Browns on Sunday.