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Here's all that's gone down on the NFL's 'Black Monday' so far

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Here's all that's gone down on the NFL's 'Black Monday' so far

For 12 NFL teams, the Monday after Week 17 is the first chance to prepare for the upcoming playoff run.

But for the 20 other franchises, the Monday after Week 17 is known as "Black Monday," a day where changes are made and the offseason begins.

So, what's happened around the league? Let's catch you up.

FIRINGS

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Dirk Koetter barely survived 2017. He won't make it past 2018, though.

Tampa actually dismissed the coach right after their Week 17 loss, which dropped them to 5-11. In three years, he went 19-29.

New York Jets

The Jets got rid of Todd Bowles after four years. His 24-40 record includes a particularly bad 6-21 stretch in New York's past 27 outings.

This news is interesting for Redskins fans. Bowles played for Washington from 1986-1990 and, if the 'Skins decide to move on from defensive coordinator Greg Manusky, he could be a potential replacement.

Denver Broncos

The Broncos had back-to-back losing seasons for the first time since the early '70s. That spelled doom for Vance Joseph.

Denver started 2-0 this year but finished 6-10 overall. Joseph is a longtime defensive coach, so perhaps he can catch on elsewhere in a more specific role.

Arizona Cardinals

Steve Wilks won't even get a second chance. Arizona is dropping Wilks after just one season at the helm.

No offense in 2018 was worse than the Cardinals' unit. Wilks was a reputable defensive coordinator before his promotion in the desert, so look for him to get scooped up if he wants to go back to that level of coaching.

Miami Dolphins

It's three-and-out for Adam Gase in Miami. In those three campaigns, he finished a game under .500. He made the playoffs once.

He's just 40 and could return to an offensive coordinator role shortly. The Dolphins will now need to find a new head coach and also decide whether to move forward with Ryan Tannehill or another, younger QB.

Cincinnati Bengals

Marvin Lewis has told people in Cincinnati he will not be returning as head coach. The leader of the Bengals since 2003 is finally moving on.

Lewis' tenure was a long and complicated, but the bottom line is this: He was in charge of that team for a decade and a half and never won a playoff game. His tenure ends with a 131-122-3 record with seven playoff appearances.

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A house for mom, dinner for his linemen and a custom Bentley: How Dwayne Haskins spent his first million

A house for mom, dinner for his linemen and a custom Bentley: How Dwayne Haskins spent his first million

Dwayne Haskins learned a lot in his first go-round in the NFL, including just how much work is required to be a successful starting QB and how intense a typical season with the Redskins can be.

He also was exposed to the dark reality of taxes for the first time, which are far scarier than even the most devastating opposing pass rush.

In a video for GQ Sports and their "My First Million" series, Haskins discussed how he, well, spent his first million dollars as a pro. It's an epic tale, one filled with wild stories and useful lessons — including the following relatable take.

"Taxes are no joke, bro," he said.

The biggest choice the first-rounder made for himself was to pick out a custom-made Bentley that cost him $250,000. He loves it and calls it "my baby" and the "Batmobile." He's also now out of the vehicle-purchasing game for a while because of it.

"I'm not buying no more cars," Haskins said. "Not a very great investment to buy cars."

Next up for the passer was to take care of his mom, so he paid for a house that totaled about $750,000. 

"Being able to just, 'Hey mom, I've got a surprise for you, here's a house,'" Haskins recalled. "Definitely made those 14-plus years of hard work worth it."

So, that's all, right? Those two items add up to a million, so we're done here? 

Well, the house isn't technically for Haskins, so therefore, it doesn't take up room on his ledger. So the story continued.

The 22-year-old committed about $70,000 to jewelry and has about $5,000 to $7,000 set aside for a vacation to the Bahamas he's got planned for next month. He also has an estimated $10,000 in murals at his place and spent about $40,000 on clothes, including some suits to wear on game day and to events.

Then, there was a rookie dinner, where he had to treat his offensive linemen to a meal. Those guys didn't go the salad route, either.

"Of course they ordered all the appetizers, all the steaks they can get," he said. "They do not want to go to Applebee's. They want to go to the best steak place they can find... I'll do it again if I have to."

For a guy who didn't have to pay for much in college aside from a car note and maybe some bills at the library, it was quite a transition into adulthood and moneyhood. He's taken steps to hire a financial adviser and put his earnings into "different buckets," though, and seems confident he'll be in good shape for a long time.

Plus, if he excels in the coming seasons, there'll be plenty more millions coming his way. And by then, he won't be surprised when a lot of that goes to taxes.

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Report: CBA proposal would change NFL playoff structure, add 7th spot in both conferences

Report: CBA proposal would change NFL playoff structure, add 7th spot in both conferences

Teams on the brink of the playoffs could receive a big boost in the upcoming NFL season. 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the league's new collective bargaining agreement proposal would add an additional playoff spot in both conferences and eliminate a first-round bye for the second seed, ultimately creating a six-game slate for Wild Card weekend. 

There's growing confidence that the players and owners can strike an agreement, and that could come as early as next week, according to Schefter.

That optimism comes less than a month after NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith hinted that a two-year strike may be necessary for the players to receive everything they're seeking in the new deal. 

If the proposal gets passed through, the league would implement the playoff changes for the 2020-2021 season. 

Players that are on the top-seeded team in each conference would also receive pay during the first-round bye, which is not the case under the current agreement. 

There are still issues to resolve before the two sides reach an agreement, according to ESPN. Chief among those issues is the back-and-forth about allowing the possibility of a 17-game regular season, which the league would not phase in until at least 2021. 

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