NFL roundup: Titans reportedly hire Whisenhunt
San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt has accepted an offer to become the head coach of the Tennessee Titans, multiple media outlets reported Monday.
The Chargers were eliminated by the Denver Broncos in Sunday's playoff game, giving Whisenhunt the opportunity to accept offers elsewhere.
The Detroit Lions were the other team reportedly interested in Whisenhunt, and they had planned to send their team plane to San Diego to talk to Whisenhunt further, according to an ESPN report. But Whisenhunt asked the Lions to delay that meeting until he was finished with his business with the Chargers.
However, when the season was concluded, Whisenhunt became more deeply involved with the Titans and eventually reached an agreement.
Whisenhunt has been an NFL head coach before. He had a 45-51 record as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 2007-2012, and he took them to the Super Bowl following the 2008 season.
---The Kansas City Chiefs placed a league-high three players -- running back Jamaal Charles, safety Eric Berry and punt returner Dexter McCluster -- on the 2013 All-NFL team, chosen in voting conducted by the Professional Football Writers of America.
Only five players from the PFWA's 2012 All-NFL team were repeats: Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, and two players from the Seattle Seahawks, cornerback Richard Sherman and safety Earl Thomas. Johnson is a member of the PFWA's All-NFL team for the third consecutive season, the longest current streak.
---Denver Broncos cornerback Chris Harris suffered a torn ACL in Sunday's playoff victory over the San Diego Chargers.
Harris, who played through knee pain for several weeks, is out for the season at a thin position for the Broncos.
Harris will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.
---Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III attacked his critics through a posting on his Facebook page, explaining the attention he gets and defending the commercials he appears in.
It is not clear exactly what set Griffin off, but he took much criticism, especially late this season.
"You think I want it to be national news that I visit a beach? Or shop at Walmart? Or wore red shoes instead of green yesterday? Well I don't," Griffin wrote. "I'm 'striving' for greatness just like my fellow teammates do. The 'attention' that comes with being a QB in the league is what you are referring to. All the press conferences and talking to the media? Mandated by the league to have a press conference every week during the season and during team activities during the off-season."
After a successful rookie year, Griffin struggled in his second NFL season and came off ACL surgery. He led the Redskins to an NFC East title in 2012 before the team fell to 3-13 this season.
---Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is offering a $50,000 reward for information in helping find those responsible for burglarizing his home last week, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Burglars broke into Jackson's South Philadelphia home while he was away on vacation and reportedly stole $250,000 in cash, $125,000 in jewelry and two semi-automatic handguns.
----Deion Sanders said he will suit up for this year's Pro Bowl.
In the new format for the Pro Bowl this season, the 46-year-old Sanders and fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Rice will be captains of the two teams and will select players from the Pro Bowl rosters during a two-day draft a few days before the Jan. 26 game in Honolulu.
But Sanders offered a wrinkle on Monday when he tweeted: "Ladies and Gentlemen I am officially announcing "I WILL SUIT UP IN HAWAII" Please let @JerryRice know that a real captain leads by example!"
---The Indianapolis Colts signed six players to Reserve/Future contracts, including guard Zach Allen, center Thomas Austin, linebacker Alan Baxter, cornerback Marcus Burley, quarterback Chandler Harnish and tight end Martell Webb.
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