The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Thursday that deposed Browns defensive coordinator Mel Tucker has joined the Jacksonville Jaguars’ coaching staff. Here’s an excerpt from the story:
- Former Browns defensive coordinator Mel Tucker officially signed with the Jaguars Thursday night for the same position there.
- Tucker, who was replaced by former Raiders coordinator Rob Ryan, spent four seasons with the Browns, including one as coordinator. In 2008, the Browns defense finished 26th overall, but second in the NFL with 23 interceptions. Only the Ravens had more with 26.
- Tucker’s defense also finished 16th in the NFL with 21.9 points allowed. The Browns finished second to last with 17 sacks, ahead of only the Chiefs, who had 10. For comparison’s sake, the Cowboys finished first with 59.
- Tucker takes over a Jaguars defense that finished 17th overall last season.
According to the Florida Times-Union, Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said Friday that he’s not commenting on his coaching vacancies until he fills all seven positions.