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Report: Jeff Fisher was at Bucs' hotel

1/1/2012

ATLANTA -- It may be nothing more than coincidence, but Jeff Fisher reportedly was seen Saturday at the same hotel where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were staying.

Fisher’s son, Trent, plays for Auburn, which played in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Saturday night. Fisher previously coached the Tennessee Titans and is expected to be a top candidate for several jobs after the season. There is no indication if Fisher met or interviewed with anyone from the Bucs.

The Bucs still have Raheem Morris under contract through 2012, but the team has lost its last nine games and could be looking to make a move. After firing Jon Gruden following the 2008 season, the Bucs made Morris one of the league’s lowest-paid coaches.

They had to continue to pay Gruden about $5 million a year through this season. With Gruden’s pay off the books, the Bucs could be in a position to make a run at Fisher, who is likely to command a high salary.