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Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Report: Mora out of mix in Denver

By Bill Williamson

The Denver Post is reporting that Jim L. Mora has pulled out of the running to become the Denver Broncos’ defensive coordinator.

He also told Philadelphia that he had withdrawn for consideration to be their defensive coordinator. He was Denver’s top choice. It appears Mora’s decision may have been financially-related.

He would have been a nice fit for new Denver head coach John Fox’s staff. The Denver Post points out a logical candidate in Denver, who has had five defensive coordinators in the past five seasons. The newspaper said Green Bay defensive line coach Mike Trgovac could be a candidate. He was Fox’s defensive coordinator in Carolina for six seasons.

He can’t be hired until the Packers’ season is over. Green Bay plays at Chicago in the NFC championship game Sunday. If time passes without Denver filling the spot, it could be a sign Denver is waiting for Trgovac. That wouldn’t be a bad hire as Trgovac is well respected and he and Fox clearly have a good working relationship.