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Gronkowskis: The three Gronkowski brothers, who are all from Williamsville and who all play in the NFL, have launched a website called Gronknation.com. The site has merchandise and autographed memorabilia as well as updates on the brothers.
Carolina Panthers: Ron Rivera emerged as the leading candidate to be Carolina's next coach on Monday when the San Diego defensive coordinator arrived for a second interview with the Panthers. General manager Marty Hurney and team president Danny Morrison interviewed three other defensive coordinators last week: Perry Fewell of the New York Giants, San Francisco's Greg Manusky and Rob Ryan of Cleveland.
Denver Broncos: John Fox's interview for the Broncos' coaching vacancy was rescheduled after he was unable to fly out of North Carolina on Monday due to bad weather. Fox will interview instead on Wednesday, as will New Orleans defensive coordinator and ex-Bills head coach Gregg Williams. The Saints lost at Seattle in a divisional playoff game Saturday.
Houston Texans: Wade Phillips doesn't expect to be a head coach again, and that's fine. He's happy to finally be working close to where he grew up. Phillips reported to work Monday for his first day as the Houston Texans' defensive coordinator.
Cleveland Browns: The Browns are into their second week searching for a coach. They still don't have much to choose from. So far, the Browns have interviewed two coaches -- St. Louis offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur and Atlanta offensive coordinator and ex-Bills head coach Mike Mularkey -- as they look to replace Eric Mangini.
New York Jets: Rex Ryan got things off to a rip-roarin' start before this weekend's game with New England. "This is about Bill Belichick vs. Rex Ryan," the Jets' brash coach declared Monday. "There's no question. It's personal. It's about him against myself, and that's what it's going to come down to."
Compiled from News and wire service reports.