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Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Chargers cut loose four coaches

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

The Chargers' strong finish didn't save some assistant coaches.

Two days after the team was dispatched in the AFC divisional playoffs by Pittsburgh, coach Norv Turner made some changes.

Secondary coach Bill Bradley and tight ends coach Clancy Barone were released from their contracts, according to the team in a statement. It was also announced the contracts for offensive line coach Jack Henry and assistant defensive secondary coach Kevin Ross will not be extended.

"We appreciate the contributions and hard work of these four men and wish them only the best in their future endeavors," Turner said.

The Chargers fired defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell at the midway mark of the 2008 season. The team will be looking for another defensive coordinator if Cottrell's replacement, Ron Rivera, gets a head coaching job this offseason. He is interviewing in Detroit on Wednesday.