NFL report: Jaguars hire Doug Marrone as coach, Tom Coughlin as an executive

The Jacksonville Jaguars have hired Doug Marrone as head coach and brought back Tom Coughlin in an executive role. 

Marrone was chosen to replace Gus Bradley, who was fired in late November after going 14-48 in three-plus seasons. The Jaguars (3-13) also gave General Manager Dave Caldwell a two-year contract extension. 

Coughlin, who was Jacksonville's first coach and won two Super Bowls in eight seasons with the New York Giants, will serve as executive vice president of football operations. 

Marrone, who also interviewed with Los Angeles and San Francisco, served as Jacksonville's interim coach for the final two games.

Injury updates

Receiver Jordy Nelson will sit out Green Bay Packers practice at midweek to focus on rehab for his rib injury, but Coach Mike McCarthy says Nelson could play in the Packers' divisional-round playoff game this weekend in Dallas if he can practice Saturday. 

Nelson left in the second quarter of the 31-13 win over the New York Giants in a wild-card game Sunday. He took a shot to the left side of his body from safety Leon Hall's helmet while jumping for a pass that went incomplete. McCarthy says Nelson spent Sunday night in the hospital. Nelson was back at Lambeau Field on Monday. … Linebacker Justin Houston, who missed Kansas City’s last two games with a knee injury, and Chiefs rushing leader Spencer Ware, who missed the regular-season finale with a rib injury, are “good to go” for Sunday’s playoff game against Pittsburgh, Coach Andy Reid said. … 

The NFL has begun a review of the concussion protocol conducted on Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore when he left his team's playoff game at Pittsburgh after being shaken up. 

Moore was hit in the chin as he threw a pass, and the play drew a roughing-the-passer penalty on Pittsburgh's Bud Dupree. Dolphins medical staff attended to Moore on the field, and he was evaluated on the sideline by an independent neurological consultant and team physician before returning to the game. Moore missed only one play in Miami's 30-12 loss Sunday.

Porter is charged

Former Pro Bowl linebacker and current Pittsburgh Steelers assistant coach Joey Porter was charged early Monday with assaulting a doorman at a Pittsburgh bar and a police officer who intervened. 

Police said the incident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. Sunday, hours after the Steelers’ 30-12 playoff victory over the Miami Dolphins. 

According to a criminal complaint filed by police officer Paul Abel, Porter — who appeared to be intoxicated — grabbed the 5-foot-6, 145-pound Abel by the arms and lifted him off the ground during the altercation, and grabbed his wrists “so tightly I could not pull them away from him, no matter how hard I tried,” Abel said. 

Porter was charged with aggravated assault on Abel, simple assault on the doorman, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

Etc.

North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky will make himself available for the NFL draft. The junior announced his decision to leave school on The Players Tribune. The move is part of a rapid rise for a player who had never started a college game until last fall but is now projected as a potential first-round pick. In his only season as the Tar Heels' starter, Trubisky set school records for yards passing, touchdown passes, completions, attempts and total offense. … 

The San Francisco 49ers interviewed Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay for the team's vacant head coaching job and Carolina assistant general manager Brandon Beane for the GM job on Monday. CEO Jed York met with McVay first and then sat down with Beane later as part of his cross-country interview tour. McVay is the grandson of former Niners executive John McVay, who teamed with coach Bill Walsh to build a dynasty in San Francisco. Walsh hired McVay as director of player personnel when he took over as coach in 1978. McVay was part of the organization for five Super Bowl titles. 

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