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Cardinals only team with coach vacancy
January 17, 2013, 7:30 am
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Could the Cardinals be holding out to fill their head coaching position until Greg Roman is available? (AP)

The Jacksonvile Jaguars, as many expected, hired a coordinator from an NFC West team as head coach.

No, not that coordinator. And, no, not that NFC West team.

New general manager David Caldwell did not wait for his college teammate and roommate Greg Roman to become available. On Thursday, the Jaguars hired Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as head coach.

Of the eight teams that fired their head coaches, the Arizona Cardinals are the only club that has yet to fill their vacancy. The Cardinals have already interviewed five candidates who remain available.

Also, it appears as if 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble will remain with the club. He was considered a strong general manager candidate when the regular season ended.

National reports had him tabbed for the New York Jets. Gamble interviewed with the Jets, but the Jets have continued to interview candidates for the position. Gamble has returned to work with the 49ers for the past two weeks to get ready for free agency. The Jets and Cleveland Browns are the only teams that have yet to fill their GM positions.

Here's a run down of the coaching and GM turnover in the NFL:

Arizona Cardinals
Fired coach Ken Whisenhunt
Fired GM Rod Graves
Hired GM Steve Keim, promoted from vice president of player personnel
No coach hired, yet
Coach interviews: Darrel Bevell, Seattle offensive coordinator; Bruce Arians, Indianapolis offensive coordinator; Jay Gruden, Cincinnati offensive coordinator; Ray Horton, Arizona defensive coordinator; Todd Haley, Pittsburgh offensive coordinator

Buffalo Bills
Fired coach Chan Gailey
Hired coach Doug Marrone, former Syracuse coach

Carolina Panthers
Fired GM Marty Hurney
Hired GM David Gettleman, former N.Y. Giants senior pro personnel analyst

Chicago Bears
Fired coach Lovie Smith
Hired coach Marc Trestman, former Montreal coach of the CFL

Cleveland Browns
Fired coach Pat Shurmur
Hired coach Rob Chudzinski, former Carolina offensive coordinator
Fired GM Tom Heckert Jr.
No GM hired, yet

Jacksonville Jaguars
Fired GM Gene Smith
Hired GM David Caldwell, former Atlanta director of player personnel
Fired coach Mike Mularkey
Hired coach Gus Bradley, former Seattle defensive coordinator

Kansas City Chiefs
Fired coach Romeo Crennel
Hired coach Andy Reid, former Eagles coach
Fired GM Scot Pioli
Hired GM John Dorsey

New York Jets
Fired GM Mike Tannenbaum
No GM hired, yet

Philadelphia Eagles
Fired coach Andy Reid
Hired coach Chip Kelly, former Oregon coach

San Diego Chargers
Fired coach Norv Turner
Fired GM A.J. Smith
Hired GM Tom Telesco, former Indianapolis vice president of football operations
Hired coach Mike McCoy, former Denver offensive coordinator

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