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Jaguars add Spicer, Blaney, McCree to coaching staff


Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey has added three more assistants to his coaching staff. Paul Spicer was named assistant defensive line coach, Brandon Blaney was named defensive assistant coach, and former Jaguars defensive back Marlon McCree has been named assistant secondary coach.

Spicer is in his second season on the Jaguars coaching staff and his first as assistant defensive line coach.  Spicer, 36, spent the 2011 season as a defensive assistant with the Jaguars.  Prior to joining the coaching staff, Spicer played nine seasons on the defensive line for the Jaguars from 2000-08, and was part of two playoff teams (2005, 2007).  He played in 115 games with 63 starts.

Blaney, 36, is in his second season with the Jaguars after serving as defensive quality control coach in 2011.  A veteran of 15 seasons coaching at the collegiate level, he previously spent eight years on the coaching staff at the University of Kansas. Blaney also coached four seasons at Youngstown State, two at Oklahoma and one at Ohio State.

McCree, 34, is an Orlando native who grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida. This is McCree's ninth season in the NFL, his first as a coach. He previously served two coaching internships in training camp with the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos. McCree was originally a seventh-round draft pick of the Jaguars in 2001 and went on to play eight seasons in the league including his first three in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars coaching staff now has eight assistants.

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