RTC: Duffner, Philbin reunited in Miami

January, 21, 2014
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Linebackers coach Mark Duffner liked living in Jacksonville and working for head coach Gus Bradley and the Jaguars, but the opportunity to work with an old friend was something he couldn't pass up.

That's the reason he decided on Sunday evening to join the Miami Dolphins' coaching staff, where he will be reunited with Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin, with whom he worked in Green Bay, writes Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

Duffner was hired by Jack Del Rio in 2006 and was retained by Mike Mularkey in 2012 and Bradley when he was hired in January 2013.

"The guy gave me a chance when nobody else would," said Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen, an undrafted free agent who has started 44 games -- including five as a rookie in 2009. "... I ended up playing quite a bit as a rookie because of what he taught me."

Here are some additional pieces of Jaguars-related content from around the Web in our daily Reading the Coverage feature:

The Jaguars certainly need to improve their pass rush and O'Halloran lists several players the Jaguars will look at this week at the Leo position (hybrid end/linebacker): Jeremiah Attaochu, Dee Ford, Adrian Hubbard, Kyle Van Noy.

NFL.com's Dan Hanzus writes that the Jaguars are one of eight eligible teams the league could appoint to be the subject of the HBO documentary "Hard Knocks" if no team volunteers.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell joined the Rich Eisen podcast and discussed playoff expansion and the possible elimination of the extra point, among other things.

NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Dane Brugler gives 10 observations from Monday's North team practice while Rob Rang of The Sports Xchange and CBSSports.com did the same for the South team practice.

Here are my observations from the South team practice.

Mike DiRocco | email

ESPN Jacksonville Jaguars reporter

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