"I loved Rex because he was so tough," Shanahan recently told ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure. "Rex would hang in there, get the crap knocked out of him every week. He never flinched. He'd hang in there and take all the hits. He didn't mind the pressure on him."
NFL news roundup: Latest league updates from Monday, Jan. 30
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NFL sets salary cap at $224.8 million per team in 2023
The NFL informed teams Monday that the 2023 salary cap would be a record $224.8 million per club, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Monday.
Chargers hire ex-Cowboys OC Kellen Moore as new offensive coordinator
The Los Angeles Chargers are expected to hire former Cowboys OC Kellen Moore as their new offensive coordinator, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported Monday.
Cardinals request interviews with Bengals DC Lou Anarumo, OC Brian Callahan for head coaching job
Bengals DC Lou Anarumo and OC Brian Callahan have been requested for interviews for the Arizona Cardinals' vacant head coaching position.
Kyle Shanahan explains decision not to challenge DeVonta Smith catch in 49ers' NFC title game loss
The NFC title game got away from the 49ers as quarterback injuries finally caught up with Kyle Shanahan's club. Perhaps the match might have unfolded differently had the Eagles not converted a fourth-and-3 deep shot to DeVonta Smith for 29 yards on the opening drive.
Lane Johnson fights through torn adductor for chance at another title: 'My sense of urgency is high'
Lane Johnson wasn't about to let a torn adductor in his groin stop him from battling for a chance to hoist another Lombardi Trophy. The Eagles' star right tackle suffered the injury on Christmas Eve but is now heading to Super Bowl LVII.
Chris Jones, 'the most unstoppable man in football,' leads Chiefs defense to Super Bowl LVII
Kansas City Chiefs star defensive tackle Chris Jones entered Sunday's AFC Championship Game without a postseason sack in 13 games. The drought ended in a massive way in the Chiefs' 23-20 win over Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Bengals HC Zac Taylor on Joseph Ossai's late-hit penalty: 'We're not going to make it about one play'
Bengals defensive end Joseph Ossai had a late hit on quarterback Patrick Mahomes that resulted in Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker knocking down the game-winning 45-yard field goal. After the game, Ossai was fighting back emotions in the locker room, but head coach Zac Taylor does not blame him, saying, "we're not going to make it about one play."
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce after beating Bengals: 'Burrowhead, my (expletive). It's Mahomes' house!'
There was a lot of trash talk leading up to Sunday's AFC Championship Game. Following the Chiefs' last-second win, tight end Travis Kelce had a succinct response to the pre-game "Burrowhead" narrative.
Chiefs defeat Bengals to advance to Super Bowl LVII, will face Eagles
The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-20, in the AFC Championship Game Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LVII, where they will take on the Philadelphia Eagles.
Jalen Hurts, Eagles find 'way to get it going' to earn Super Bowl berth
Jalen Hurts' breakout season reached new heights after a 31-7 win over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday and it is now set to culminate on Feb. 12 in Super Bowl LVII.
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