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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Field crew putting the finishing touches on conference championship logo at Gillette Stadium.

Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's how the Jags can use first down play-action to open up an inside throwing window for QB Blake Bortles vs. the Patriots (see example below). With two tight end personnel on the field (Y,U), and both receivers (Z,X) aligned in reduced splits, this is a run-alert for the defense. Show the ball to RB Leonard Fournette (H) and clear-out the FS with WR Dede Westbrook (X) on the deep post. With the linebackers now removed (playing the run), and the FS occupied, there is an open window for WR Marqise Lee (Z) to run the dig route (square-in). And that's a high-percentage throw for Bortles to pick up a quick 15-20 yards.

Josh Weinfuss ESPN Staff Writer 

Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong's second interview with the Cardinals began early this morning and is continuing into the early afternoon, according to a source.

Tim McManus ESPN Staff Writer 

Eagles MLB Dannell Ellerbe is questionable for Sunday's NFC title game with a hamstring injury. He was a limited participant this week. Ellerbe missed time last week but was able to play against the Falcons. The Eagles' 53-man is otherwise healthy.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots CB Malcolm Butler on how Tom Brady looked in practice: "Looked pretty good to me." He expects Brady to play.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots WR Danny Amendola talks about catching passes from Tom Brady at practice.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Scott McCurley is rejoining the Packers defensive coaching staff, sources told ESPN. He coached inside linebackers under Dom Capers but was initially let go with Capers. He may have a different role under new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Also, special teams assistant Jason Simmons will shift to a defensive position. Maurice Drayton comes from the Colts to take Simmons' old role.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Shamar Stephen is ruled OUT for the NFC Championship with a knee injury. Andrew Sendejo, Adam Thielen and Mackensie Alexander are questionable.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Tom Brady, wearing red gloves on both hands, said he isn't talking about his injured right hand. Asked how confident he is that he will play Sunday, he said, "We'll see."