The Arizona Cardinals filled the NFL's final head coaching vacancy by hiring Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians on Thursday.

Arians, 60, went 9-3 as Colts interim head coach while Chuck Pagano was undergoing treatment for leukemia this season.

"It has been an unbelievable 12 months," Arians said.

Also, former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt was introduced Thursday as offensive coordinator for new coach Mike McCoy in San Diego. Arians was Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator when the Steelers beat Whisenhunt's Cardinals in the 2009 Super Bowl.

Jaguars: New general manager Dave Caldwell hired Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley as coach. Bradley replaces Mike Mularkey, who went 2-14 in his only season in Jacksonville.

"(Team owner) Shad Khan and Dave Caldwell expect to win, and that's what I wanted to hear," Bradley said. "That's why I am coming to Jacksonville -- to win a Super Bowl."

Many believed Caldwell would target good friend and college roommate Greg Roman, the 49ers' offensive coordinator.

Seattle filled its defensive coordinator position by hiring Dan Quinn away from the University of Florida.

Bears: Rod Marinelli won't return as defensive coordinator next season. New coach Marc Trestman said Marinelli has "made up his mind to move on."

Browns: Cleveland named former San Diego coach Norv Turner its new offensive coordinator. "I was able to learn a great deal in the time that I worked for him in San Diego," new Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said.


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Patriots: The team put tight end Rob Gronkowski on injured reserve with a forearm injury.

Saints: A federal judge in New Orleans dismissed linebacker Jonathan Vilma's defamation lawsuit against commissioner Roger Goodell in connection with the bounty case.