Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said he has not made any decision about who will be in charge of his team next season.
Shortly after ESPN reported Thursday that the team planned to fire coach Chuck Pagano on Monday, Irsay issued a one-sentence statement: "As of today, no decision has been made with respect to any structural changes within the Colts organization for 2016 and beyond."
Indianapolis ends its regular season Sunday against Tennessee.
Speculation has swirled for months around Pagano, who declined to take a one-year contract extension last offseason.
There have rumors of a rift between Pagano and General Manager Ryan Grigson all season, too.
Indy (7-8) was expected to be a Super Bowl contender this season. But poor play, bad decisions and a rash of quarterback injuries sabotaged everything.
Belichick backs Kelly
Patriots coach Bill Belichick called Chip Kelly's firing by the Philadelphia Eagles "really disappointing" and praised his coaching skills.
Kelly was dismissed Tuesday. The Eagles are 6-9 but upset New England 35-28 last month.
"Chip is a great coach," Belichick said. "He'll end up somewhere, and he'll do a great job there."
Belichick said the Eagles gave Kelly enough time: "You have to change the culture. … It takes some time to go through that. I don't think there is any shortcut to it."
Manziel better but …
Johnny Manziel's footwork, decision-making and grasp of a pro offense improved significantly in his second season. But now that it's over, the Browns want him to concentrate on his off-field issues.
After Manziel was ruled out of Sunday's season finale against Pittsburgh because of a concussion, coach Mike Pettine and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo both said the 23-year-old QB needs to work on his personal life.
"Here is a guy that has an NFL skill set," Pettine said. "He's very talented. If you spend some time with him, he's a likable guy. You root for him. But there are problems … I don't think you can be as effective as you can be as a player if things aren't right off the field, and he's a good example of that."
• Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins is expected to start Sunday's regular-season finale at Dallas, though coach Jay Gruden wouldn't say how much his top players would play. His team clinched the NFC East title last week.
• Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick fully participated in Thursday's practice after being limited the day before because of a sore thumb, elbow and lower back.
• Tom Coughlin, 69, isn't saying whether he wants to return as Giants coach for a 13th season. There has been rampant speculation about Coughlin's future in the past month with the Giants (6-9) losing five of their past six games. "What I want to do is win a game [against the Eagles] on Sunday," he said.
• Defensive end Mario Williams will be cut by the Bills this offseason, a person with direct knowledge of the discussions told the Associated Press.