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Perrotto reports "strong indications" that Russell will be the new manager.
The Bucs appear set for three hires next week. They have hired Chuck Tanner as special assistant to the GM, and the 2007 team was disgusting to Coonelly, Rob Biertempfel reports.
Sounds like they couldn't persuade Jack Wilson to come and work for them.
Pirates to hire Alex Rodriguez as player/manager later in the week.
Ah, just kidding. My money's on Joe Randa for player/manager.
Another loss would drop the Steelers to 4-3, where they'd be in a tie for first with the idle Ravens. I smell a smackdown simmering on the stove. Game on at 1pm. Elsewhere, the Browns are at St. Louis as road favorites.