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The NFL lost a bid to scuttle former Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden's lawsuit accusing the league of maliciously forcing him to resign last October through leaks of offensive emails to the media. A Nevada judge ruled against the league in a battle pitting the coach who departed the Raiders with more than six seasons remaining on his record 10-year, $100 million contract against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Attorneys for neither side commented following a 90-minute hearing in Las Vegas. Gruden emerged from the courtroom declaring “Go Raiders.” He told reporters he hoped his case against the league and Goodell would play out.

For 15 years, Aaron Glenn was an outstanding NFL cornerback, a team leader, and a coach in the making. Teammates, fans and coaches of the New York Jets, for whom he spent eight seasons as a shutdown defender, recognized it. Same thing when Glenn went to Houston and Dallas. He retired as a player after the 2008 season, and since 2014 has served as an assistant coach in Cleveland, New Orleans and, the past two years as defensive coordinator in Detroit. He believes he’s ready for a head-coaching gig. The problem? Not many of the people making such decisions know much about Glenn — nor the other African American and minority candidates in the pipeline.

Jordan Love acknowledges having mixed emotions when he learned Aaron Rodgers was returning for an 18th season with the Green Bay Packers. Love said he was “super happy” for his teammate while realizing that it likely meant at least another year of watching from the sideline. Love gets to experience a small taste of what it’s like to be a starting quarterback for now. Love is getting the majority of first-team reps with Rodgers among several notable Packers veterans sitting out voluntary organized team activities this week.

Omar Khan is the new general manager for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Khan is replacing Kevin Colbert, who is retiring at the end of the month following more than two decades with the club. Khan has been a longtime member of Pittsburgh's front office, most recently serving as senior vice president of football and business operations. Khan's immediate goal will be helping to make sure the Steelers stay competitive following the retirement of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who stepped away in January after 18 seasons.

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