JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars agreed to
terms Saturday with five new assistant coaches, including two
Coach Jack Del Rio hired former Cleveland defensive coordinator
Mel Tucker to replace Gregg Williams, who left after one season in
what his agent called an "amicable divorce."
Russ Purnell was hired as special teams coordinator.
Tucker spent the last four years with the Browns, serving three
seasons as defensive backs coach and one as defensive coordinator.
He also has eight years of college experience, including four at
Purnell previously served as special teams coordinator for
Indianapolis under coach Tony Dungy. He replaces Joe DeCamillis,
who left Jacksonville for Dallas earlier this month. Purnell also
spent time with Seattle, Tennessee and Baltimore.
The Jaguars also added quality control coach Johnny Cox,
defensive line assistant Charlie Jackson and strength and
conditioning coach Luke Richesson.
Jacksonville coach Jack Del Rio fired longtime strength and
conditioning coach Mark Asanovich late in the season and parted
ways with secondary coach Donnie Henderson after one season.