Harbaugh has one season remaining on the $25-million, five-year contract he signed in January 2011. Several media outlets, including
"As you know, I'll only talk about the job that I have. We've been together a long time and it's a long-standing policy," Harbaugh said Thursday.
All season long, he has said he won't let outside issues affect him. His name has emerged as a possible candidate for what should be several
San Francisco General Manager Trent Baalke said this week that a decision on Harbaugh's future would come after the season. The 49ers (7-7) were eliminated from playoff contention in last Sunday's 17-7 loss at Seattle, giving them their first three-game losing streak under Harbaugh. San Francisco had reached three straight
"Trent and I have discussions every day," Harbaugh said, noting he still intends to coach out his contract. "I have said that I'm going to finish this until the end. My focus is the same as the players' focus, the same as the coaches' focus, focused on the practice field, focused in meetings, by our players, by our coaches and by me."
'Not easy' to bench
The Chicago Bears officially benched Jay Cutler on Thursday, deciding to start
"Certainly, it was not an easy decision," Trestman said. "In my mind those types of decisions never are, and I worked it through and think it through not only myself but with our staff."
Trestman said he met with General Manager
Cutler was taken aback by the decision, saying that he was "Shocked, I think at first. And then, I think, disappointed."
He said he wants to stay in Chicago and that he could work with Trestman next season, although their relationship would have to mend during the off-season.
Saying the word "Redskins" on the air isn't obscene or profane — at least not according to the Federal Communications Commission.
The FCC on Thursday dismissed a petition that called for one of the team's flagship radio stations not to have its license renewed. The petition claimed repeated use of the word "Redskins" violates rules against indecent content.
But the FCC said that the law defines profanity as sexual or excretory in nature — meanings that don't relate to the name of the football team.