AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita NFL spokesman Greg Aiello had no comment on Porter’s statement. Foster out, Goings to start: Carolina’s featured running back, DeShaun Foster, was still dealing with the emotions of yet another season-ending injury. The UCLA product broke his fibula when he was tackled in the third quarter of Sunday’s NFC divisional playoff win over Chicago. The starting job will go to Nick Goings, who filled in last year when Carolina lost five running backs to injuries. On the other end …: A smiling Shaun Alexander said Monday he expects to play in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Carolina Panthers after leaving Seattle’s playoff win over Washington with a concussion. Had the call stood, the Steelers would have had the ball at their own 48 with an 11-point lead. The call in Indianapolis incensed Pittsburgh linebacker Joey Porter, who said after the game: “I know they wanted Indy to win this game; the whole world loves Peyton Manning. But come on, man, don’t take the game away from us like that.” The NFL acknowledged Monday that referee Pete Morelli erred when he overturned on replay Troy Polamalu’s interception of a Peyton Manning pass Sunday in the playoff game between Pittsburgh and Indianapolis. “He maintained possession long enough to establish a catch,” Mike Pereira, the league’s vice president of officiating, said in a statement. “Therefore, the replay review should have upheld the call on the field that it was a catch and fumble.” “We’ve got to wait and see,” Alexander said. “But it looks pretty good.” Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said doctors and the team will continue to monitor Alexander. But the coach expects Alexander to practice Wednesday, the Seahawks’ next work day. Dungy mulls future: Tony Dungy plans to return as Indianapolis coach but left open the possibility of retirement following a season marked by the death of his 18-year-old son. “I really don’t know how I’ll react the next few days,” he said Monday, a day after the Colts were eliminated from the playoffs. “I think I’ll be back. But it will really be the first time I’ve had to think about it.” Coaching updates: Former Minnesota coach Mike Tice interviewed with the New York Jets, the final candidate to meet with the team to fill their vacant head coaching job. General manager Terry Bradway said through a team spokesman that Tice was “well prepared and did a good job.” But indications are New England defensive coordinator Eric Mangini could be offered the position as early as today, when Bradway, assistant GM Mike Tannenbaum and owner Woody Johnson huddle to make a decision. … Oakland interviewed Tampa Bay defensive line coach Rod Marinelli for its head coaching position on Monday. ESPN also reported Marinelli had emerged as a “strong finalist” for the Detroit job and “likely” would interview again today. … Jim Bates stepped down as Green Bay defensive coordinator after getting passed over for the Packers’ head coaching job. Seahawks tackle jailed: Seattle Seahawks starting right tackle Sean Locklear was being held without bail Monday in the King County Jail for investigation of domestic violence, the team said. Locklear was booked early Sunday, hours after playing in the team’s 20-10 playoff win over the Washington Redskins. He was awaiting an appearance before a judge, scheduled for today because of the holiday. Locklear’s status for Sunday’s NFC Championship Game was unclear. Coaching updates: New England Patriots defensive coordinator Eric Mangini has accepted an offer to become the next New York Jets coach, a person familiar with the situation told the Associated Press. Mangini, who turns 35 Thursday, becomes the youngest head coach in the NFL. He replaces Herman Edwards, who left for Kansas City after five seasons. The Jets moved quickly to hire Mangini after interviewing former Vikings coach Mike Tice earlier in the day. … 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!