FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- The New York Jets are choosing stability over a shake-up.
The team announced Friday it has extended the contracts of general manager Mike Maccagnan and coach Todd Bowles, keeping the pair for at least the next three seasons through 2020.
The extensions are for two years each, according to a person with direct knowledge of the contracts. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team did not announce terms.
"During their time here, they have worked together to help the organization build a foundation on which to grow," acting owner and CEO Christopher Johnson said in a statement. "They are identifying, developing, and getting productivity out of our players.
"I believe we are headed in the right direction" (see full story).
Cowboys: Smith, Scandrick placed on IR
FRISCO, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys are putting left tackle Tyron Smith and cornerback Orlando Scandrick on injured reserve before the season finale at Philadelphia.
Smith sprained his right knee in a win at Oakland two weeks ago and came out after one series in last week's loss to Seattle, which eliminated the Cowboys from playoff contention. Scandrick sustained small bone fractures in his back against Washington and missed three games.
Dallas filled the open roster spots Friday by promoting offensive tackle Kadeem Edwards and receiver Lance Lenoir from the practice squad.
It was a difficult season with injuries for Smith, who made his fifth straight Pro Bowl. He missed two games and sat out practice frequently while dealing with back, hip and groin issues.
After missing just one game in his first five years, Smith has been out all or most of seven games the past two years.
Patriots: Harrison finished discussing Steelers
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- James Harrison is happy to be with Patriots. He's done talking about his departure from the Steelers.
The 39-year-old linebacker would not say what factored into his decision to leave and would not address the critical comments by some former teammates since his release by Pittsburgh last week.
"I like to compete," he said Friday. "That's my main reason to go out and play the game."
Harrison said he didn't receive any other offers after he was released, and he's ready to contribute as needed with the Patriots. New England hosts the Jets on Sunday, needing a win or Steelers loss to clinch home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
"I'm going to go out there whenever they ask," Harrison said (see full story).
NFL: Jaguars’ Ngakoue fined over $30K
NEW YORK -- Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has been fined $30,387 by the NFL for making physical contact with a game official during a loss to San Francisco last Sunday.
Ngakoue was assessed a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after he bumped referee Jeff Triplette while shouting at 49ers running back Matt Breida as officials were trying to separate Breida and Jaguars defensive tackle Malik Jackson.
San Francisco's Cassius Marsh was also docked $18,231 on Friday for roughing the passer, as was the Los Angeles Chargers' Joey Bosa. The Chargers' Rayshawn Jenkins was fined $9,115 for unnecessary roughness during a punt against the New York Jets.
Atlanta cornerback Desmond Trufant was fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct after he threw a punch at New Orleans' Michael Thomas but missed.
Also docked $9,115 were Dallas' Geoff Swaim (illegal crackback block) and Houston's Jadeveon Clowney (facemask).