>>Bears Interview Two GM Candidates
The Chicago Bears have interviewed Tennessee Titans vice president of player personnel Lake Dawson and Houston Texans director of pro personnel Brian Gaine for their general manager job.
The team says the interviews happened on Tuesday.
The Bears fired general manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman after going 5-11 and missing the playoffs for the seventh time in eight years.
The Bears have interviewed Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase for their coaching job.
>>Tannenbaum To Become Dolphins Executive
(Davie, FL) -- Mike Tannenbaum is set to become the new executive vice president of football operations for the Miami Dolphins. The move takes effect starting February 1st. Tannenbaum had been working as a consultant for the Fins since August as well as a coaching agent. NFL Network reports he will stay on his agent role while client and current Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn interviews for head coaching opportunities. Tannenbaum had spent 16 years with the New York Jets, including seven as a general manager. The Dolphins finished third in the AFC East this season at 8-and-8.
>>Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham Headed To Draft
(Norman, OK) -- Without having played a down for Oklahoma, wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham's time for the Sooners is coming to an end. Head coach Bob Stoops says the embattled wideout is headed to the NFL Draft. Green-Beckham was dismissed from Missouri last April following a drug-related incident, which involved an 18-year-old woman being pushed down several stairs. He then transferred to the University of Oklahoma and had to sit out the 2014 season due to transfer restrictions. In two college seasons, he caught 87 passes for nearly 13-hundred yards and 17 touchdowns in 25 games for the Tigers.
>>Peterson Court Date Set For February 6th
(Minneapolis, MN) -- The NFL Players Association's lawsuit against the league on behalf of suspended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is set to begin February 6th. Pro Football Talk reports Peterson and the NFLPA are hoping for a resolution by the time the new league year begins in March. The former NFL MVP is not up for reinstatement until April 15th. Last month, an appeals officer upheld NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to ban Peterson for the remainder of the 2014 season. The suspension came after the running back pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor reckless assault charge for injuring his four-year-old son in May. Being reinstated earlier would help the Vikings trade or release Peterson, so he can potentially find a new team in 2015.
>>LAPD In Custody Of O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy
(Los Angeles, CA) -- LAPD officials say they have O.J. Simpson's 1968 Heisman Trophy in their hands. The trophy is USC's copy of the statue and was on display in the athletic department when it was stolen more than 20 years ago, the same year Simpson was arrested for murder. Detectives had gone to court seeking a search warrant for phone records including tracking information, for an unnamed person who they say recently called USC saying he bought the trophy from a friend and wanted to authenticate it.
Simpson sold his own Heisman Trophy for over 250-thousand dollars to help pay the 33-million dollar civil judgment against him for the murders of ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.