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The Sun Devils announced the hiring of former NFL coach and ESPN analyst Herm Edwards as football coach Sunday night, ushering in a new, unexpected era for the program.

A news conference to introduce Edwards is scheduled for Monday morning and his hiring is pending approval by the Arizona Board of Regents.

The school said in a release that Edwards will oversee a “New Leadership Model” that’s similar to the NFL approach using a general manager structure.

“Our goal for this football program is to reach unprecedented heights, and therefore we need to find a way to operate more innovatively and efficiently than we have in the past, our vision for this program is to have a head coach who serves as a CEO and is the central leader with a collaborative staff around him that will elevate the performance of players and coaches on the field,” athletic director Ray Anderson said in a statement. “In the spirit of innovation, in the classroom and in our community. Equally important, the head coach will be a dynamic and tireless recruiter.”

The Sun Devils fired coach Todd Graham after six seasons on Nov. 26 and wanted to move quickly with the early-signing period for high school recruits starting Dec. 20.

Arizona State did make a quick,Womens Breno Giacomini Jersey, albeit surprising move by hiring the 63-year-old Edwards, who hasn’t coached since 2008 after being fired by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs.

Edwards spent the last nine years as an NFL analyst for ESPN and has not coached in college since serving as a San Jose State assistant in 1989. He’s also served as a coach for the Under Armour All-American game for the past eight years, working with some of the nation’s top high school recruit.

Anderson, a former NFL executive and agent who previously represented Edwards,Womens C. J. Fiedorowicz Jersey, has made some innovative moves since being hired as Arizona State’s AD in 2014. Bringing in Edwards to run the football program has created a stir nationally and within the Sun Devils’ fan base.

“My personal commitment to build young men to be whole people through the game of football is completely in alignment with the vision President Michael Crow and Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson have for this program,” Edwards said in a statement. “I stand ready for the challenge of working with them to elevate Sun Devil Football. I am very excited and humbled to be the Arizona State head football coach.”

The “New Leadership Model” will include sport and administrative divisions to manage the football program, the two sides sharing resources and planning to further the program.

The Raiders already knew they'd be without one of their top pass-catchers this week with Michael Crabtree suspended. Now they know their other starter will be on the shelf as well.

Wide receiver Amari Cooper was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants as he recovers from both a concussion and an ankle injury sustained last week. With both receivers out,Womens Kareem Jackson Jersey, Oakland will likely start Seth Roberts and Cordarrelle Patterson at the position, though the latter has also been limited by a hip injury and is questionable to play. The Raiders are of course facing a Giants team that has dealt with their own injury issues at wide receiver this year and that will be starting Geno Smith at quarterback.

Antonio Brown has proven nearly unstoppable over his career, and his absence would obviously leave a massive hole in the offense. It's not all bad news for the Steelers though, but a midweek toe injury could keep him out of the lineup for Monday's matchup with the Bengals. Brown was listed as questionable on Saturday's final injury report after missing the last two days of practice,Womens Shane Lechler Jersey, as rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster is good to go after missing last week's game with a hamstring issue.

The Falcons won't have cornerback Desmond Trufant available as he recovers from a concussion, it's still a big loss if you don't have a player graded in the top 10 at his position, and while the secondary managed to play better last year without him during their Super Bowl run, per Pro Football Focus. That loss is exacerbated by the Falcons' matchup against a team with two excellent receivers in Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. The pressure will be on Robert Alford and Brian Poole to step up.

The Bills have a ton of injuries to deal with on offense -- 10 in all -- and four players have been ruled out. That includes top receiver Kelvin Benjamin as he deals with a knee injury. Jordan Matthews would figure to be the de facto No. 1 option in the passing game, as are the team's top two tight ends. Tyrod Taylor and LeSean McCoy have their work cut out for them keeping up with the Patriots' attack, but he's questionable to play as well, especially if any of those questionable players can't go.

The Jaguars are losing one of their top defensive players this week with Telvin Smith on the sidelines. That could mean more playing time for Paul Posluszny, however, unless the team is ready to lean on rookie Blair Brown. The Jaguars could have a pair of starters back on their offensive line, with Jermey Parnell and Patrick Omameh listed as questionable. Both have missed multiple games to date.

Injuries must be accounted for when making Fantasy and picks pool/gambling decisions, and we've taken care of a lot of the legwork for you by collecting all the final injury reports in one place. Below you'll see the game status of every player on each team's injury report if they're ruled questionable or worse a few minutes after they're in. We'll also give quick thoughts on how those designations affect your decisions for Week 13.

Before we get to the injuries, here are some Week 13 Fantasy resources to give you even more help with setting your lineups:

With Ben McAdoo out, who's the Giants' next head coach?

The perennial hot candidate from New England, he's an inventive offensive coordinator who has a great bond with Giants fave and coaching legend Bill Belichick, not to mention the respect of Tom Brady.

He's resisted overtures to leave the Patriots, but this would be his second shot at head coach after things did not go well in his first go-around with the Denver Broncos. Maybe McDaniels would jump at the chance to join a franchise that Belichick remains fond of with the opportunity to hand pick his next quarterback with the Giants currently in the top 3 of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Also won't hurt if, the Giants make a move at general manager and lure the likes of former Patriots front man Scott Pioli. Pioli is the son-in-law of Hall of Famer and Oradell native Bill Parcells, say, and he used to drive to Giants training camp in the mid-1980s as a student at Central Connecticut State. A McDaniels-Pioli pairing could make some sense.

Every NFL team's worst-ever football moment, remembered

It's a game — on the grand scheme of things, a fleeting affair — this sport called football. But throughout NFL history,Authentic Kareem Jackson Jersey, and we're not just alluding to the Giants and Eli Manning. Here, moves on the football field and in the front office have left fans reeling, at Sporting News, we decided to look at the worst of those moments.

We removed off-field controversies and off-field decisions. There are no buses to and from Baltimore, no court cases, but because owner malfeasance, no deaths. Not because they don't matter, domestic violence, murder charges and untimely disease should not share a space with missed field goals and fumbles. Pain is a spectrum.

So we present each team's worst moment on the lesser side of that divide; the gameplay and roster doctoring that belong in a hall of fame of follies.

Steve Young might have been 38 years old and waning in 1999, but he wasn't done. He had just led the league in touchdowns the previous season, and had led the league in completion percentage for five of the previous seven campaigns. He had more left to give.

Until a final hit forced him to remember he also had a life to live.

Young's last play still resonates, which tackles the concussion cover-up controversy surrounding the NFL. Up 17-0 against the Cardinals,Authentic Breno Giacomini Jersey, especially with its depiction in the Frontline documentary League of Denial, Young got a pass away before the hit. He'd never throw another one in the NFL.

In terms of talent, Gale Sayers was an all-time great with all-time grace. In his first five seasons,Authentic C. J. Fiedorowicz Jersey,866 yards (at 5.1 yards per carry) and gained 1, he ran for 4,313 more receiving. In total,Authentic Ryan Griffin Jersey, he scored 50 touchdowns in that span as a runner and elite returner — and man did he do it in style.

But two devastating knee injuries derailed Sayers' career in a time of poorer medical practice. Sayers was leading the league in rushing in 1968 when he tore ligaments in his right knee against the 49ers. Already a step slower by 1970, Sayers represents the starkest case of what could've been, Authentic Shane Lechler Jersey,Sayers suffered a second knee injury — this time to the left side. The youngest Hall of Fame inductee in football history, still holding the rookie record for touchdowns with 22.

In 1989,Authentic Marcus Peters Jersey, the Bengals faced the 49ers in Super Bowl XXIII — in what would be Bill Walsh's final game as San Francisco's coach. And Cincinnati lost 20-16, and it lost the hard way.

First, leading 16-13 with fewer than four minutes to go, the Bengals had to bear witness to teammate and nose tackle Tim Krumrie's broken leg — a graphic replay the telecast mercilessly put on repeat. Then,Womens Ryan Griffin Jersey, the Bengals allowed an inexplicable drive from Joe Montana and the 49ers.

Starting at their own 8 yard line, the drive culminating in a game-winning, Montana and company marched down the field, 10-yard touchdown pass to John Taylor with just 34 seconds left to play. The Bengals couldn't recover. They still haven't recovered.

The Bills deserve immense credit for making four straight Super Bowls — a Herculean task. But it's the dubious distinction of four straight Super Bowl losses that everyone remembers,Womens Marcus Peters Jersey, 1991, and no play symbolized that run of almosts more than Scott Norwood's missed field goal in Super Bowl XXV on Jan. 27, the first of the four appearances.

Down 20-19 with eight seconds to go, the Bills left Norwood with a game-winning, 47-yard field goal attempt. He missed. And Al Michaels' famous "No good ... wide right" call became synonymous with blown opportunities in Buffalo.

For a franchise with seven Super Bowl appearances and two titles, the Broncos have some bad memories. An ill-fated Super Bowl snap against the Seahawks. A shocking playoff loss to a Jaguars team in its second season. And down goes Davis. But the Broncos Super Bowl XXII blunder stands above — or below — these many miscues.

The Broncos entered the game as three-point favorites over Washington. The final score ... turned out differently. They ended the first quarter with a 10-0 lead — then Washington won 42-10 behind a record-breaking performance from quarterback Doug Williams, who threw all four of his touchdowns in the second quarter and left the Broncos embarrassed.

A little more than a minute remained in the 1988 AFC Championship Game between the Broncos and Browns. The Broncos led 38-31. And Browns running back Earnest Byner looked poised to score the game-tying touchdown — until he fumbled. On the cusp of a clutch legacy, Byner made the play that would overshadow a solid career and become quintessential evidence to the "God hates Cleveland" curse.

The 27th team to join the NFL entered its 27th game on Dec. 11, 1977 still winless. Tampa Bay's reputation preceded it to the point that Archie Manning — quarterbacking the oft-awful Saints — said "losing to the Bucs would be a disgrace."

Alas, improving their franchise record to 1-26. But first they had to lose more than two dozen consecutive games, the Saints lost. And the Buccaneers snapped their streak, a stretch of futility unlike anything we've seen since.

The Cardinals' run to Super Bowl XLIII was unexpected, captained by 37-year-old future Sporting News contributor Kurt Warner and first-year coach Ken Whisenhunt. They entered the Super Bowl as 6.5-point underdogs against the Steelers. And when Pittsburgh started the fourth quarter with a 20-7 lead, that number suddenly looked conservative.

But two touchdown passes from Warner to Larry Fitzgerald (and a safety) later, the Cardinals had a 23-20 lead and — if you believe in such things — momentum. Big Ben Roethlsiberger responded by leading an eight-play, 78-yard drive that ended in a now-iconic corner-of-the-endzone touchdown catch by Santonio Holmes with 25 seconds remaining.

The Steelers won the Super Bowl. The Cardinals kept their drought alive; their last championship remains a 1947 pre-merger title as the Chicago Cardinals.

Freezer Bowl — when a Wild Card game between the Chargers and Bengals featured wind chills of 59-below-zero and an Air Coryell offense stifled by the cold — but it's a hot prospect that makes this list.

Fair or unfair, Ryan Leaf embodies the "bust" label. Drafted second-fiddle to Peyton Manning in 1998, Leaf had a record of 4-14, tossing 13 touchdowns to 33 interceptions. And to make matters worse, Leaf took the opposite trajectory and suffered for the constant comparison. In just 21 games and 18 starts as a Charger, Leaf wasn't even a likeable loser. He had one of those faces, and a flair for tantrums.
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