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Monday, April 29, 2013
David Caldwell ready to hire in front office

By Paul Kuharsky

General managers making moves fire coaches when the season ends. They fire scouts after the draft.

When he took over as the general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars, David Caldwell fired coach Mike Mularkey and most of his staff. Now he’s let go the top two members of the scouting staff he inherited as well as a scout.

Per Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, the Jaguars have parted ways with director of player personnel Terry McDonough, director of pro personnel Louis Clark and southwest regional scout Chris Prescott. Prescott is the son of Jaguars former chief financial officer Bill Prescott.

Caldwell will now bring in his own people for those posts, and perhaps more.

One prime candidate is likely to be Chris Polian.

Caldwell worked for Bill Polian in Indianapolis, and Chris Polian was on the staff there. Caldwell came to Jacksonville from Atlanta, where the Falcons hired Chris Polian after the Polians were fired by the Colts following the 2011 season.

There will be other candidates with expiring contracts or who come free in similar moves with other new regimes.