Five changes on Jaguars coaching staff

Jaguars offensive coordinator Carl Smith, special teams coordinator Pete Rodriguez, quarterbacks coach Ken Anderson and wide receivers coach Steve Walters will not be back with the coaching staff. The contract of special teams assistant Mark Michaels has expired. Replacements will be named once they are hired.

"I appreciate the effort each of these men gave during their time here," said head coach Jack Del Rio. "These decisions are always very difficult, but any decision that is made is done solely from the desire to win football games. I wish each of these coaches nothing but the best as they move on."

Smith was the Jaguars' offensive coordinator for the past two seasons after being hired in January of 2005. He came to Jacksonville after coaching for 17 seasons in the NFL and 14 years at the collegiate level. Smith previously served as offensive coordinator from 1986-96 with the New Orleans Saints.

Rodriguez served as the team's special teams coordinator for the past three seasons. He was originally hired in 2004 after spending six seasons as the special teams coordinator for the Seattle Seahawks. He has 19 years of NFL coaching experience.

Anderson spent three of his four seasons in Jacksonville as the team's quarterbacks coach and was the wide receivers coach in 2004. He joined the Jaguars in 2003 as a member of Del Rio's first coaching staff in Jacksonville. Anderson has 14 years of NFL coaching experience and played in the NFL with the Cincinnati Bengals for 16 years.

Walters served as the Jaguars' wide receivers coach for the last two years after spending the previous six seasons as the Tennessee Titans' wide receivers coach. Walters was hired in 2005 to help develop the Jaguars' young receiver corps. He has 24 years of NFL coaching experience and spent 11 years as a collegiate coach.

Michaels spent the past two seasons in Jacksonville after being hired in March of 2005. He was the special teams coordinator at Seattle in 2004, where he also assisted Rodriguez from 2001 to '03. He has 20 years of coaching experience including eight years in the NFL.

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