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Falcons' Williams doubtful: Atlanta Falcons cornerback Brian Williams is listed as doubtful with an injured left knee for today's NFC divisional game against Green Bay. Williams, Atlanta's primary nickel back and a ninth-year veteran, was injured in the regular season finale against Carolina. If Williams can't play, Christopher Owens will take his place.

Tatupu not cleared yet: Seattle linebacker Lofa Tatupu went through a practice without helmets or pads, but has still not been cleared to play Sunday against Chicago in the NFC divisional playoff. Tatupu suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of last Saturday's 41-36 upset of New Orleans on a hard collision with the Saints' Julius Jones.

Snow for Ravens-Steelers: Light snow, temperatures in the high 20s to low 30s and moderate winds are predicted for the Ravens-Steelers game today at Heinz Field. The stadium has a new grass field that was installed at the NHL's expense following the Capitals-Penguins Winter Classic on Jan. 1. This is the third surface at Heinz Field this season.

Three Stanford coaches joining Harbaugh: New 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh has hired away three coaches from his former Stanford staff to join him. The 49ers named Greg Roman offensive coordinator, Vic Fangio defensive coordinator and Tim Drevno offensive line coach.

Shurmur introduced: Pat Shurmur was introduced Friday as Cleveland's new coach, the fifth in 13 years for the perpetually bad Browns, who have just one playoff appearance and little else to boast since their 1999 expansion return. "This is the first head coach I've ever hired," said Holmgren, the club's president. "I trust it will be my last. I don't want to do it again."

Fox eyes another Super Bowl: In his first news conference since being hired as Denver Broncos coach with a four-year, $14 million contract, John Fox set his expectations high. "I'm here to try to add another ring and trophy to that foyer," he said, referring to the two Super Bowls the Broncos won under John Elway in 1997 and 1998.

Compiled from News and wire service reports.

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