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San Diego Chargers
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Chargers | Merriman to decide how much he plays

Fri, 05 Sep 2008 09:45:08 -0700

Chris Jenkins, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports San Diego Chargers LB Shawne Merriman (knee) will decide how many snaps he can play in the team's season opener, according to defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell. "He looks good," said Cottrell. "I can't tell how many plays he's going to go. I hope he can go the whole game, but we're not going to ask that of him."

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Chargers | Cottrell hired as defensive coordinator

Mon, 19 Feb 2007 11:50:47 -0800

The San Diego Chargers have officially announced hiring Ted Cottrell as the team's new defensive coordinator.

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Chargers | Turner the favorite for head coaching position?

Sun, 18 Feb 2007 22:25:30 -0800

Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports the San Diego Chargers appear to be leaning towards San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Norv Turner as their next head coach. The Chargers are talking to Turner as if they are looking to hire him. Sources say Turner is leaning toward hiring former defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell to run the team's defense. Cottrell worked in the league office this past season. Chargers general manager A.J. Smith had talks with Turner late Sunday, Feb. 18, and even talked contract figures with him.

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Chargers | Cottrell to succeed Phillips?

Wed, 14 Feb 2007 06:23:45 -0800

Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports former Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell is a likely candidate to be the team's next defensive coordinator, replacing Wade Phillips, who left to become the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys.

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Chargers | Team could hire Cottrell

Sun, 11 Feb 2007 20:47:48 -0800

Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports the San Diego Chargers could hire former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell in some capacity, possibly as linebackers coach. Cottrell is currently working in the NFL office.

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NFL | Cottrell attempting to land NFL job

Fri, 02 Jun 2006 06:14:28 -0700

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell was at the NFL offices in New York Thursday, June 1, to interview for a job as the league's vice president of football operations and development. Cottrell said league officials didn't set a timetable for filling the position, which opened when Art Shell left to become head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

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NFL | Fritz Pollard Alliance watching NFL VP vacancy

Sun, 07 May 2006 22:15:19 -0700

Jason Cole, writing for NBCSports.com, reports the Fritz Pollard Alliance, who monitors minority hiring, is watching Oakland Raiders head coach Art Shell's former position with the NFL, senior vice president of football operations and development. The Pollard group has received assurances Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly is not already designated the position. The group wants Hall of Fame LB Willie Lanier and former NFL assistant coach Ted Cottrell to get a look.

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NFL | Cottrell still hoping to land an NFL job

Wed, 03 May 2006 06:22:41 -0700

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports former NFL defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell is still hopeful of landing an NFL job. Cottrell, 58, filed retirement papers with the NFL in February, but he hasn't given up hope of catching on with another team. "I'm not retired," he said. "That was just to make sure I had some money coming in come August. I still want to work for a few more years." Cottrell said he has no real leads at this time but remains hopeful. "Something may happen during training camp where some team decides it needs some help," he said.

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Vikings | Cottrell to retire

Tue, 14 Feb 2006 05:52:07 -0800

Don Seeholzer, of the Pioneer Press, reports former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell revealed Monday, Feb. 13, that he has filed retirement papers with the NFL. "I don't want to retire," Cottrell, 58, said. "I'm being forced into retirement." Cottrell has been unable to land a job with an NFL team, despite 10 head coaching changes. "It's been a bizarre year," Cottrell said. "All these openings but no jobs. I've called some people and it's the same old story. 'We'll let you know if anything opens up.'"

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Rams | Team interested in Cottrell

Sat, 11 Feb 2006 08:09:40 -0800

Bernie Miklasz, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the St. Louis Rams have some interest in longtime defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell as defensive line coach.

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Rams | Cottrell reportedly could be a candidate

Sat, 21 Jan 2006 19:50:02 -0800

The Star Tribune reports former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell is reportedly a candidate for a coaching position with the St. Louis Rams.

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Vikings | Cottrell may head to UCLA

Fri, 20 Jan 2006 06:07:26 -0800

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell has been mentioned as a candidate for the same position at UCLA.

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Bills | Cottrell talks to Levy - not yet a formal candidate

Tue, 17 Jan 2006 06:31:05 -0800

The Buffalo News reports Buffalo Bills general manager Marv Levy has talked to former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell, but at this point Cottrell is not a formal candidate for the team's vacant head coaching position.

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Chargers | Could look at Cottrell - if Phillips leaves

Thu, 12 Jan 2006 06:46:30 -0800

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports former Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell could emerge as the front-runner for the same position with the San Diego Chargers if Wade Phillips gets a job elsewhere.

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Vikings | Cottrell fired

Mon, 09 Jan 2006 09:40:56 -0800

Updating previous reports, ESPNews reports the Minnesota Vikings have fired defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell.

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Vikings | Cottrell won't be retained

Sun, 08 Jan 2006 22:21:51 -0800

Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, reports the Minnesota Vikings have informed defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell he will not be retained by the team. Cottrell said new head coach Brad Childress called him Sunday evening, Jan. 8, to inform him of his decision. "He said he's going in a different direction," Cottrell said. "I just have to move on."

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Vikings | Cottrell would like to stay in Minnesota

Sat, 07 Jan 2006 06:42:33 -0800

Don Seeholzer and Sean Jensen, of the Pioneer Press, report Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell would like to stay in Minnesota with the team. He doesn't know what his chances are. "I spoke to Brad (Childress) today, but only very briefly," Cottrell said. "He was in a rush. It was a hectic day for him. He said he'd be back next week." Childress was vague on the composition of his staff, admitting he has some positions earmarked but not ruling out any of Mike Tice's former assistants. Cottrell could also be a candidate with other teams, but he said there's nothing on the front burner.

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Vikings | Cottrell interviews with team

Wed, 04 Jan 2006 17:46:47 -0800

The Associated Press reports the Minnesota Vikings interviewed defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell Wednesday, Jan. 4. "Ted's a serious candidate," his agent, Joe Linta, said Wednesday night. "It's a real possibility he could get this." Linta said his client spent several hours interviewing with owner Zygi Wilf and others and was "very happy with how they conducted the interview and very impressed with how committed they are to fixing the problems that went on there this season."

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Vikings | Cottrell to interview Wednesday

Tue, 03 Jan 2006 20:43:09 -0800

Dave Campbell and Doug Tucker, of the Associated Press, report Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell will interview for the team's vacant head coaching position Wednesday, Jan. 4, according to agent Joe Linta. If a head coaching job doesn't work out for Cottrell, he is sure to receive plenty of interest to be another team's defensive coordinator.

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Vikings | Cottrell to interview for head coaching job

Mon, 02 Jan 2006 14:51:06 -0800

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the Minnesota Vikings will interview Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell for the vacant head coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 3.

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Vikings | Cottrell Says Defense Playing Well

Thu, 02 Jun 2005 22:22:57 -0700

Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell said his defense was very impressive at the team's developmental camp Thursday, June 2. "We came back and really had a nice day of execution and communication," Cottrell said. "The guys you see are really starting to blend together real nicely. I'm really excited about it."

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Vikings | More on Team's Defense

Mon, 23 May 2005 22:14:55 -0700

Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell isn't the only Viking excited about the team's new-look defense, as the many players maintain a positive outlook too. "We can be a top-five defense, no question about it," said FS Darren Sharper. "Coach Cottrell has had No. 1 defenses before, and now he has the players here that will allow him to do what he likes to do. We just have to get on the field and prove it." Cottrell has said he's been impressed with the unit's overall leadership and level of skill.

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Vikings | Cottrell Excited About Defense

Tue, 17 May 2005 22:31:57 -0700

Vikings.com reports Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell has liked what he's seen from his defense in the early stages of Organized Team Activities. "There's a difference between this year and last year at this time, it's like night and day," Cottrell said. "There's no comparison, none. I think we all see it. I think we all see that the players see it, which is very important."

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Vikings | Cottrell Given Assistant Head Coach Title

Thu, 24 Mar 2005 09:44:55 -0800

Kevin Seifert, of the Star Tribune, reports Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell will take over as the assistant head coach as an additional title. According to head coach Mike Tice, Cottrell continues to have final say over the defense.

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Vikings | Cottrell Confident in Defense

Sun, 01 Aug 2004 09:29:19 -0700

Bill Williamson, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell is determined to improve the team's defense this year and is confident in his unit's personnel. "I feel like I'm up to this challenge," Cottrell said. "I really think this is the year people start thinking the Vikings can play defense. I know people have talked about the lack of talent here in the past. But I think we have enough. We have enough to win here."

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Vikings | Cottrell To Coach Linebackers

Fri, 23 Jan 2004 14:19:38 -0800

Bill Williamson, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings new defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell will also coach the team's linebackers, according to head coach Mike Tice.

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Chargers | Huddling With Phillips

Wed, 14 Jan 2004 13:37:32 -0800

Len Pasquarelli, of ESPN.com, reports the San Diego Chargers are scheduled to meet with former Atlanta Falcons interim head coach Wade Phillips Thursday, Jan. 15, about their vacant defensive coordinator position. The Chargers were interested in former New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell, but he decided to join the Minnesota Vikings earlier this week.

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Vikings | Cottrell Hired as Defensive Coordinator

Tue, 13 Jan 2004 09:42:47 -0800

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports the Minnesota Vikings hired former New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell as their new defensive coordinator.

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Vikings | Cottrell Offered Two-year Deal

Thu, 08 Jan 2004 21:23:54 -0800

Updating previous reports, Associated Press reports the Minnesota Vikings have offered former New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell a two-year offer to become their new defensive coordinator.

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Chargers | Cottrell Scheduled for Friday

Thu, 08 Jan 2004 21:23:29 -0800

Updating previous reports, Associated Press reports Ted Cottrell, who was the defensive coordinator for the New York Jets, is scheduled to interview with the San Diego Chargers Friday, Jan. 9, about their defensive coordinator position.

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Chargers | Cottrell to Visit

Wed, 07 Jan 2004 09:35:41 -0800

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the San Diego Chargers will have former New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell in for an interview either later this week or early next week. The team will be interviewing him about their vacant defensive coordinator position.

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Vikings | Cottrell to Visit

Wed, 07 Jan 2004 09:24:04 -0800

Updating ongoing reports, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports former New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell will interview with the Minnesota Vikings Wednesday, Jan. 7, about their vacant defensive coordinator position.

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Vikings | Cottrell to Visit this Week

Mon, 05 Jan 2004 09:45:44 -0800

Updating previous reports, Jay Glazer, of SportsLine.com, reports former New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell is scheduled to meet with the Minnesota Vikings later this week.

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Chargers | Interested in Cottrell

Mon, 05 Jan 2004 09:45:12 -0800

Jay Glazer, of SportsLine.com, reports the San Diego Chargers have contacted former New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell about their vacant defensive coordinator position.

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Jets | Cottrell Let Go

Tue, 30 Dec 2003 07:59:53 -0800

Jay Glazer, of SportsLine.com, reports the New York Jets have fired defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell.

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Jets | Planning Ahead

Mon, 27 Oct 2003 15:48:45 -0800

Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports if New York Jets DE John Abraham (groin) is out or limited next week, the Jets would go back to their DE rotation that they've used when Abraham was limited by a hamstring pull vs. Dallas and when he was suspended vs. Buffalo. DL Bryan Thomas would start and Chester McGlockton would play end in certain situations when DC Ted Cottrell wants a bigger run presence at that position. Both Thomas and McGlockton have struggled to make plays lately.

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Jets | Tackling Needs To Improve

Wed, 21 Aug 2002 16:31:06 -0700

NewYorkJets.com reports New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell said the team needs to work on tackling, as he said he doesn't like it when they miss out on opportunities to make stops. "I think we had nine [missed tackles] in Baltimore. That's too many," Cottrell said. "It was not from players not wanting to do it, but it was just being out of position a little bit."

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Jets | Cottrell Pleased with Abraham

Fri, 24 May 2002 11:57:23 -0700

New York Jets CB Donnie Abraham has the hands to be a great interceptor in the league, according to defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell. NewYorkJets.com reports that Cottrell is pleased to have Abraham with the team and likes the fact that he takes advantage of opportunities on the field when presented to him.

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Jets | Glenn Making Smooth Transition

Fri, 24 May 2002 11:48:20 -0700

New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell reported on NewYorkJets.com that backup LB Jason Glenn is handling the transition from middle linebacker to the outside very well. He said that Glenn "has a knack for making some plays" and is doing a great job learning the new position.

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Buccaneers | Speak With Cottrell

Sat, 26 Jan 2002 19:28:56 -0800

The Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have spoken with New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell about their head coaching vacancy.

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Chargers | And Then There Were Three...

Wed, 23 Jan 2002 09:56:48 -0800

Jay Paris reports for the North County Times that San Diego Chargers general manager John Butler said he wants a few more days to think over who the team will hire as their new head coach. Butler's reportedly "comfortable" with his three candidates: Marty Schottenheimer, Norv Turner and Ted Cottrell. However, he's not quite ready to pick one of them as the guy just yet. He's fairly certain the team's new head coach will come from that group.

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Chargers | More On the Head Coach Search

Tue, 22 Jan 2002 19:44:17 -0800

Bernie Wilson reports for the Associated Press San Diego Chargers GM John Butler will only say his search for a new head coach is down to three candidates, Marty Schottenheimer, Norv Turner or Ted Cottrell. He said Tuesday night that he had finished his interviews and will ponder which of the three has the best chance to revive the staggering franchise. Butler said he hasn't had discussions with any of the candidates' agents. Schottenheimer is believed by many to be the favorite. His agent, Tom Condon, arrived in Mobile late Tuesday afternoon and was trying to set up a meeting with Butler.

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Chargers | Coaching Search Notes

Mon, 21 Jan 2002 09:15:02 -0800

CNN/SI's Peter King reports former Redskins head coach Marty Schottenheimer hasn't received a concrete offer from the San Diego Chargers yet to become their new head coach, however one could be coming if he wants the job. During an interview on XTRA 690 Monday, Ted Cottrell, another candidate for the Chargers' coaching position, said it was news to him that Schottenheimer was reported as a lock to be the Chargers next head coach.

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Chargers | Search Update

Fri, 18 Jan 2002 20:19:56 -0800

The Associated Press reports San Diego Chargers GM John Butler confirmed he had a good interview with head coaching candidate Marty Schottenheimer, but he offered up no other word on the team's coaching search. Butler wouldn't say if he made an offer. Butler plans to interview New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell on Monday. A third candidate is Norv Turner, the Chargers offensive coordinator.

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Chargers | Coaching Search Update

Thu, 17 Jan 2002 09:44:23 -0800

As an update to previous reports, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports the San Diego Chargers are expected to meet with former Redskins head coach Marty Schottenheimer in Las Vegas either Thursday or Friday. He's considered as a strong candidate for their vacant coaching spot. The team has a tentative scheduled meeting with Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell on Monday.

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Chargers | More On the Coaching Situation

Wed, 16 Jan 2002 20:35:12 -0800

Updating an earlier story, the Associated Press reports a source close to former Washington Redskins coach Marty Schottenheimer told The AP that the Chargers and Schottenheimer would meet sometime Thursday about their vacant coaching position. The interview likely will take place in Las Vegas. GM John Butler also said he'd like to interview Ted Cottrell, the New York Jets defensive coordinator, either Sunday or Monday.

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Colts | Search Update

Wed, 16 Jan 2002 20:17:20 -0800

The Associated Press reports in addition to the previously reported interview with New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell, agent Ray Anderson said Tony Dungy will meet with the Indianapolis Colts about their head coach slot. Anderson would not say when the meeting would occur. Dungy is also scheduled to meet with Carolina. "What I can confirm is that we made contact with Indianapolis and Carolina today and interviews will be forthcoming," Anderson said. "We certainly appreciate getting the chance to talk to Indianapolis and Carolina."

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Jets | Cottrell Keeping Busy

Wed, 16 Jan 2002 10:56:51 -0800

The New York Times reports New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell will be a busy guy this week. He has interviews lined up for three head coaching positions in the next few days. As reported, he'll meet with the Carolina Panthers on Thursday and the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. He's also going to meet with the San Diego Chargers after receiving a fax from the Chargers seeking an interview. He interviewed for head coaching jobs with the Bills and Jets a year ago.

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Panthers | Coaching Update

Tue, 15 Jan 2002 20:17:46 -0800

Pat Yasinskas reports for the Charlotte Observer the Carolina Panthers completed their interviews with New York Giants defensive coordinator John Fox Tuesday. Team officials said Fox's initial interview went extremely well. He also had dinner with owner Jerry Richardson and team officials Monday night. As previously reported, New York Jets defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell and former Bucs coach Tony Dungy are expected to be next in line for interviews. There are two other potential candidates, Ravens defensive coordinator Marvin Lewis, but he is still in the playoffs and LSU coach Nick Saban, but the Panthers have yet to contact him.

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Panthers | Cottrell On the List

Tue, 15 Jan 2002 16:14:00 -0800

Len Pasquarelli reports for ESPN.com the Carolina Panthers have received permission from the New York Jets to talk to defensive coordinator Ted Cottrell about their vacant head coaching slot. It marked the second consecutive day in which the Jets granted permission to talk to Cottrell, who will meet with Indianapolis Colts officials by the end of this week. According to one team source, contrary to some reports, Marty Schottenheimer is "a non-factor" in Carolina.

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