Jacksonville Jaguars fire coach Mike Mularkey

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The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired coach Mike Mularkey, a former Atlanta Falcons assistant, after just one season, the worst in franchise history (2-11).

New general manager David Caldwell made the announcement two days after he was hired, giving him a clean slate heading into 2013.

Caldwell also said the team has no plans to pursue New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow, who led Florida to a pair of national titles.

BROWNS: A person familiar with the decision says the team has hired Carolina offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their new coach.

Chudzinski will become the Browns’ sixth full-time coach since 1999, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on the condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the hiring.

Former Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt, an Augusta native, had previously met with the team regarding its coaching vacancy.

STEELERS: Rookie running back Chris Rainey, a former Florida star, has run out of chances in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers cut the troubled 24-year-old after his arrest on a battery charge in Gainesville, Fla., on Thursday, the latest in a series of off-the-field incidents that have threatened his career.

EAGLES: Lovie Smith interviewed with Philadelphia as the team continued its search to replace head coach Andy Reid, who was fired after a 4-12 finish.

Smith is the seventh candidate to meet with owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and president Don Smolenski.


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