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    Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

    Getty Images New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in...
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    Brandon Staley was the Chargers’ guy all along

    Getty Images Last week, both ESPN reported that Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll had emerged as the favorite to become the next coach of the Chargers. That was, we now know, not the case. The Chargers have hired former Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley. Per a source with...
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    Raiders tight ends coach Frank Smith joining Chargers staff

    Getty Images The Los Angeles to Las Vegas coaching shuttle service will have someone going the other direction. After the Raiders hired Gus Bradley to be their defensive coordinator, Las Vegas’ tight ends coach Frank Smith will be joining the Chargers’ staff as run game coordinator, according...
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    Report: Kevin O’Connell candidate for Chargers offensive coordinator

    Getty Images The Chargers announced Brandon Staley is their new head coach on Sunday night. As the former Rams defensive coordinator, Staley’s plan to develop likely offensive rookie of the year Justin Herbert is paramount. Apparently one part of the strategy could be to bring another Rams...
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    Report: Chargers to hire Brandon Staley as head coach

    Getty Images There were reports last week that Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll was the favorite for the Chargers head coaching job, but that was before the Chargers spoke to Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley a second time. Staley spoke with the team for the second time on...
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    Chargers announce Brandon Staley as franchise’s 17th head coach

    USA TODAY Sports The Chargers announced their agreement with Brandon Staley as the 17th head coach in franchise history. Staley served as the defensive coordinator for the Rams in 2020 after three seasons as an outside linebackers coach for Chicago (2017-18) and Denver (2019). The Chargers...
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    Brandon Staley interviewing with Texans, Chargers, Eagles

    Getty Images After the Rams fell to the Packers on Saturday, their defensive coordinator is hitting the interview circuit. According to NFL media’s Tom Pelissero, Brandon Staley interviewed with the Texans on Sunday morning and will have an in-person interview with the cross-town Chargers on...
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    Brian Daboll appears to be the favorite for Chargers head coaching job

    Getty Images Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll may be the next head coach of the Chargers. Daboll has emerged as the favorite for the Chargers, vacancy, according to reports from both the Orange County Register and ESPN. The Chargers can’t officially hire Daboll until the Bills’...
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    Report: Anthony Lynn is a candidate for Seahawks offensive coordinator position

    Getty Imags There was talk last week that former Chargers coach Anthony Lynn could become a candidate for one of the various head-coaching openings elsewhere. That has yet to come to fruition. Here’s what has: NFL Media reports that Lynn has spoken with Seahawks coach Pete Carroll about...
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    Pep Hamilton, Tony Elliott among Dolphins offensive coordinator candidates

    USA TODAY Sports The Dolphins are in need of a new offensive coordinator and the list of candidates for the position is taking shape. Multiple reports indicate that six coaches are in the mix to fill the opening created by Chan Gailey’s resignation earlier this month. The group includes a pair...
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    Report: Chargers are expected to interview Robert Saleh for second time

    Getty Images One of the coaching cycle’s hottest candidates will continue his interviewing tour in the coming days. While Robert Saleh is reportedly interviewing with the Eagles on Thursday, NFL media’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo report the Chargers are expected to bring in Saleh for a...
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    Washington adds Nick Polk, JoJo Wooden to G.M. candidate list

    Getty Images The Washington Football Team started the process of looking for a new General Manager this week and two more candidates were added to their list on Thursday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that they would like to interview Falcons director of football operations Nick Polk and...
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    Report: Jaguars, Urban Meyer met again Wednesday

    Getty Images The wait to find out if Urban Meyer will be the next head coach of the Jaguars continues as the two sides reportedly continue talking about the possibility. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Meyer and the Jaguars met again on Wednesday. Per the report, both sides are interested...
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    Jon Gruden: I don’t think one guy is going to fix the defense

    USA Today Sports The Raiders hired Gus Bradley to take over as defensive coordinator on Tuesday, with Bradley saying he wants Las Vegas to be a fast and physical defense that generates takeaways. While the Raiders have invested heavily in their defense through the draft and free agency over...
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    Derwin James starving for football after missing entire season

    Getty Images When the Chargers fired Anthony Lynn as their head coach this month, many noted that the job is an attractive one because of how good quarterback Justin Herbert looked as a rookie. Herbert isn’t the only Chargers player who got off to a quick start. Defensive end Joey Bosa was the...
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    Report: Chargers have spoken to Urban Meyer

    Getty Images There’s been a lot of talk about Urban Meyer becoming the next head coach of the Jaguars, but it appears that may not be his only NFL option. NFL Media reports that the Chargers and Meyer have spoken recently. The report adds that there has not been a formal interview at this...
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    Robert Saleh heading for Eagles interview after wrapping up with Jets

    Getty Images 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh sat down for a second interview with the Jets on Wednesday, which would seem to indicate a real chance that Saleh could be their next head coach. Saleh left that interview without the job, however, and he’s now scheduled for his first...
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    Former 49ers, Chargers linebacker Steve Hendrickson dies at 54

    USA TODAY Sports Former NFL linebacker Steve Hendrickson, who won a Super Bowl with the San Francisco 49ers, died on Friday at the age of 54, via Marty James of the Napa Valley Register. Hendrickson appeared in 100 career games over seven seasons spent with the 49ers, Dallas Cowboys, San Diego...
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    Eagles request interview with Robert Saleh

    Getty Images The Eagles are starting to make up for lost time in their head coaching search. They fired Doug Pederson on Monday and Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that they have requested an interview with 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Tuesday. Saleh has interviewed with five of...
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    Raiders hire Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator

    Getty Images Jon Gruden said he wanted to move quickly to find a new defensive coordinator and now he’s done so. The Raiders are hiring former Chargers defensive coordinator and Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley for the position, the team announced on Tuesday. Bradley had served as Los Angeles’...
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