The Jacksonville Jaguars sacked offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett and quarterback Blake Bortles one day after the team's seventh consecutive loss.
Coach Doug Marrone fired Hackett and benched Bortles on Monday, making sweeping changes to one of the league's worst offenses.
Marrone promoted quarterbacks coach Scott Milanovich to play-caller and backup quarterback Cody Kessler.
Milanovich spent five seasons (2012-16) as coach for the Canadian Football League's Toronto Argonauts before landing in Jacksonville last year. Kessler lost all eight starts for the Browns in 2016.
The Jags also could be without running back Leonard Fournette, who was suspended one game without pay for leaving the sideline, running across the field and throwing punches at Buffalo Bills defensive end Shaq Lawson. Fournette has three days to appeal.
Ditka out of hospital
Hall of Fame tight end and former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka, 79, has been released from a hospital after being treated for a mild heart attack last week.
Steve Mandell, Ditka's agent, confirmed a report by the Chicago Sun-Times that the former coach was sent home. He tells The Associated Press Ditka "is doing better."
Lions' Jones out for season
The Detroit Lions put wide receiver Marvin Jones on injured reserve after he missed the past two games with a knee injury. Jones' absence leaves the Detroit receiving corps down another player. The Lions traded Golden Tate earlier this season.
Jones has 35 catches for 508 yards and five touchdowns this season.
Second-year receiver Kenny Golladay has been impressive and figures to be the team's most dangerous target the rest of the season.
Chargers' Gordon has sprain
Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn received some slightly good news when it was announced that running back Melvin Gordon is week-to-week after he sprained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee during a 45-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals.
Lynn said that the fourth-year running back is "highly doubtful" for this week's key AFC showdown at Pittsburgh but that he is hopeful of returning before the end of the regular season.
Austin Ekeler is expected to become the lead back if Gordon misses any time.
Broncos' Heuerman out
Jeff Heuerman's breakout season came to a premature end with word that he sustained broken ribs and a bruised lung in the Denver Broncos' 24-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Heuerman is the third tight end the Broncos have lost this season.
Heuerman had two receptions for 44 yards before getting hurt Sunday. For the season, he has 33 receptions for 281 yards, both career highs, and two touchdowns, tying his career best.