JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The Jacksonville Jaguars have an energetic head coach to go along with their brash general manager.
The Jaguars hired Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as the franchise’s fifth head coach Thursday, the latest move in the team’s rebuilding project.
Bradley, 46, joins general manager Dave Caldwell, who led the coaching search after being hired last week.
It was just a matter of time before Gus Bradley became a head coach in the NFL, and the Jacksonville Jaguars are extremely fortunate that Gus will be on our sidelines for many years to come, Caldwell said in a statement.
Bradley spent the last four seasons in Seattle, earning a reputation as a fiery assistant who demanded – and often got – the most from his players. His defense improved each of the last three years and finished in the top 10 in points and yards the last two.
Seattle filled its vacant defensive coordinator position by hiring Dan Quinn away from Florida.
New special teams coach hired by Colts
The Colts hired Tom McMahon as their special teams coordinator. McMahon replaces Marwan Maalouf, who left after one season with what the team described as a mutual agreement. He was the special teams coach in Kansas City last season and had the same job with St. Louis from 2009-11.
Around the league
New England placed tight end Rob Gronkowski (forearm) on injured reserve. Cleveland named Norv Turner, fired by San Diego as head coach this month, its offensive coordinator.
San Diego hired former Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt to serve as the team’s offensive coordinator. A federal judge dismissed New Orleans linebacker Jonathan Vilma’s defamation lawsuit against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in connection with the bounty case. Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was moved from a central Montana drug treatment center to the state prison in Deer Lodge.