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NFL: The NFL is launch­ing a so­cial jus­tice plat­form, with an em­pha­sis on education, eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment and com­mu­nity and po­lice re­la­tions. The plat­form is called In­spire Change and in­cludes the fund­ing of grass-roots or­ga­ni­za­tions such as Big Broth­ers Big Sis­ters of Amer­ica and Op­er­a­tion HOPE. It also will es­tab­lish a dig­i­tal learn­ing cur­ricu­lum for African-Amer­i­can history in 175 un­der­served high schools.

Car­di­nals: For­mer Den­ver Bron­cos head coach Vance Joseph has been hired as de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor. Bron­cos: A per­son with knowl­edge of the sit­u­a­tion told The As­so­ci­ated Press that for­mer head coach Gary Ku­biak won’t be run­ning the of­fense un­der new head coach Vic Fan­gio as had been ex­pected.

Jets: New York made the hir­ing of Adam Gase as head coach of­fi­cial, two days after com­ing to an agree­ment with the for­mer Mi­ami Dol­phins coach. Gase will be of­fi­cially in­tro­duced on Mon­day. Dol­phins: A per­son fa­mil­iar with the de­ci­sion said New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots lineback­ers coach Brian Flores is a fi­nal­ist in Mi­ami’s coach­ing search, and they’re ex­pected to of­fer him the job when his team’s post­sea­son ends. Ravens: Greg Ro­man has been pro­moted to of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor, coach John Har­baugh con­firmed, mark­ing the end of Marty Morn­hin­weg’s ten­ure. Pack­ers: New coach Matt LaFleur an­nounced Mike Pet­tine is stay­ing on as de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor. Bears: Kicker Cody Parkey said he is stay­ing off so­cial me­dia after his missed field goal at the end of Chicago’s 16-15 wild-card loss to the Philadel­phia Ea­gles . ... An NFL source told the Chicago Tri­bune the Bears were meet­ing with for­mer Colts coach Chuck Pagano for their de­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor job.

Jaguars: De­fen­sive end Calais Camp­bell’s fine stem­ming from his Week 11 hit on Pitts­burgh Steel­ers quar­ter­back Ben Roeth­lis­berger has been re­scinded by the league, per the NFL Net­work’s Ian Rapoport. Camp­bell was flagged for fall­ing on Roeth­lis­berger with his body weight, not be­cause of a late hit.

Steel­ers: Pitts­burgh hired Teryl Austin as a se­nior de­fen­sive as­sis­tant coach. His fo­cus will be the sec­ondary.

Obit­u­ar­ies: Col­lege Foot­ball Hall of Famer and for­mer Min­nesota Vik­ings as­sis­tant coach John Michels has died. He was 87. Michels worked on the Vik­ings’ coach­ing staff from 1967-93. He played on Ten­nessee’s 1951 na­tional cham­pi­onship team and was a con­sen­sus All-Amer­i­can in 1952 . ... Rick Forzano, coach of the Detroit Lions dur­ing the mid-1970s and hired a young Bill Belichick to work on his staff, has died. He was 90. Forzano also had stints as coach at Con­necti­cut and Navy.


Bears kicker Cody Parkey re­acts after miss­ing a field goal Sun­day in Chicago.

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