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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