Report: Weis to join Chiefs as an assistant

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ESPN, citing team and league sources, reported Wednesday that former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis has agreed to become the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Head coach Todd Haley and Weis are friends from their days as assistants with the New York Jets.

BROWNS: Eric Mangini drove away from Cleveland's team headquarters. It's not known if he's coming back.

The embattled coach left the Browns' training facility at 5:35 p.m. on Wednesday after presumably having his big meeting with new team president Mike Holmgren . As he drove away in his car, Mangini did not stop to speak with reporters outside.

Team spokesman Bill Bonsiewicz would not confirm if Mangini, who is fighting for his job, got to make his case to Holmgren.

- The agent for return specialist Josh Cribbs said the Pro Bowler will clean out his locker at the team's facility after an insulting contract offer from the club.

Cardinals: Four-time Pro Bowl receiver Anquan Boldin did not practice Wednesday because of a sprained left ankle and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was out with a bruised left kneecap.

PATRIOTS: Wes Welker 's season officially ended on Wednesday when New England put him on injured reserve because of a knee injury.

STEELERS: Offensive line coach Larry Zierlein has been fired, the first Steelers assistant coach to lose his job since coach Mike Tomlin was hired in 2007.

INSTANT REPLAY: The NFL has adjusted instant replay rules to allow reviews of time remaining for the last play of each half or an overtime period in the playoffs.

GIANTS: Mike Waufle has been fired as defensive line coach.


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