Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles had surgery on his right wrist last week to fix a problem that kept him on the injury report all season.

The team confirmed the surgery Tuesday. ESPN first reported the surgery.

Bortles dealt with the issue in his throwing wrist throughout the season. He appeared on the injury report every week but did not miss a practice or a game.

Jacksonville picked up the fifth-year option in Bortles’ rookie contract last year, guaranteeing him $19 million in 2018 if he’s on Jacksonville’s roster the first day of the league year in March. The Jaguars are prohibited from cutting Bortles if he’s hurt or recovering from an injury.

Gronkowski update

New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski says he expects to play in Sunday’s Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Gronkowski has been in the NFL concussion protocol after taking a hit from Jacksonville’s Barry Church in the AFC championship game. Gronkowski said he would leave his status up to the doctors.

Harbaugh as analyst

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh will serve as an analyst during NBC’s Super Bowl coverage.

Harbaugh will provide insights during the pregame, halftime and post-game shows.

Changes in Buffalo

Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott continues shuffling his staff by hiring former Houston Texans defensive backs coach John Butler to replace Gill Byrd, who was fired after one season.

Butler spent the past four seasons in the same role with the Texans before being fired after their season ended.

Byrd is out despite overseeing a talented defensive backfield that accounted for 17 of Buffalo’s 18 interceptions.

Flocking to Cardinals

Al Holcomb followed his boss Steve Wilks from Carolina to Arizona and takes over a Cardinals defense that could be the team’s biggest strength next season.

And it will be the coordinator Holcomb that runs the defense, the new head coach says.

“Al is going to call the defense,” Wilks said at Holcomb’s introductory news conference. “I believe in hiring coaches and allowing those guys to do their job.”

Trusted by Titans

Tennessee coach Mike Vrabel has his coordinators, and he’s trusting a man who interviewed for the Titans’ head coaching job to further develop Marcus Mariota and the offense.

Matt LaFleur was hired as offensive coordinator and Dean Pees as defensive coordinator.

LaFleur was the third candidate to interview for the Titans’ head coaching job. He was offensive coordinator for the Los Angeles Rams in 2017.

Detroit hires

A person familiar with the situation says former Detroit Lions assistant coaches Tony Oden and Kris Kocurek have joined coach Adam Gase’s staff with the Miami Dolphins.

Kalil to retire

The Carolina Panthers say two-time All-Pro center Ryan Kalil plans to retire after the 2018 season when his contract expires.

Kalil, who turns 33 in March, was plagued by neck and shoulder injuries the last two seasons that limited him to 14 games.