Bucs hire Jagodzinski as offensive coordinator

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January 30, 2009|By From Sun news services

Three weeks after being dismissed by Boston College for pursuing the New York Jets' head coaching job, Jeff Jagodzinski was hired yesterday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be their offensive coordinator.

Jagodzinski led Boston College to a pair of bowl appearances and lost twice to Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference title game during his two seasons with the Eagles. He was an NFL assistant for eight years with the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons before moving to BC, where he tutored quarterback Matt Ryan, the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Eagles: : Defensive coordinator Jim Johnson has had a recurrence of skin cancer that was diagnosed in 2001, this time in his spine, team officials say. No surgery is scheduled for Johnson, who has begun radiation treatments, and he intends to continue coaching, team trainer Rick Burkholder said.

Cowboys: : Tight end Martellus Bennett put two rap videos on YouTube this week - one that got him in trouble with the team, then another apologizing for it. Bennett reportedly was fined $22,647 - which is one game check for next season - for the first video, which used derogatory terms for blacks and gays and brags about having Jerry Jones' money. Bennett, who is black, wore a Cowboys helmet and had a drink during the performance, which has been removed from YouTube.

TV: : Herm Edwards, fired as coach of the Chiefs last Friday, joined ESPN as an analyst, the network announced. He will appear on several ESPN television and radio programs starting next month.

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