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Updated: January 21, 2004, 9:38 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Arizona Cardinals: Dennis Green filled the last open spot on his coaching staff Tuesday when he signed former University of Central Florida head coach Mike Kruczek. The Cardinals have yet to confirm he is their new quarterbacks coach but Kruczek has. "It's good to be wanted," he told the Orlando Sentinel while he was in Mobile, Ala., attending Senior Bowl practices and interviewing with Green. "I was fortunate to be able to look into a couple-three opportunities, and joining Dennis is something I'm looking forward to. There are some good young players in the organization. To me, it looks like there's a good plan Dennis is putting together. You look at a team like Carolina, going from 1-15 to the Super Bowl in three years, and you have an idea of how quickly you can get things turned around."

Philadelphia Eagles: The special teams did such a good job this year that coach John Harbaugh had his contract extended by three years Tuesday. "This was probably my most rewarding year," Harbaugh told the Philadelphia Inquirer, referring to the high number of rookies and undrafted free agents he worked with. "We've had more experienced groups on special teams. We really turned the whole core group over, and it's a great tribute to our young guys that they took their roles so seriously and did such a great job."

Jacksonville Jaguars: Special teams guru Pete Rodriguez was let go by Seattle earlier this month but he didn't stay out of work for very long. Coach Jack Del Rio hired the two-time Special Teams Coach of the Year to resuscitate the Jags worst unit. Rodriguez will earn nearly $500,000 a season, making him one of the highest paid coaches at his position. "Pete Rodriguez is a guy with an excellent track record and a wealth of experience," Del Rio told the Florida Times-Union. "In discussing the position with several other people, he's also the guy I was the most comfortable with." Del Rio also shuffled his staff by moving quarterbacks coach Ken Anderson to wide receivers coach and adding quarterbacks coach to the duties of offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave.

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