Jim Mora

Jim Mora:

The Seahawks fired coach Jim Mora after just one season Friday, and speculation on his replacement immediately centered on Southern California coach Pete Carroll.

Carroll, 58, has been offered the job of both coach and president at an annual salary of $7 million for five years, according to the Los Angeles Times.

ESPN.com said an announcement of Carroll joining the Seahawks could come early next week.

Carroll went 6-10 in 1994 with the Jets and then 27-21 while twice reaching the playoffs from 1997-99 with the Patriots.

Seattle is 9-23 since its last playoff appearance in January 2008, after four consecutive NFC West titles.

Mora, who finished his only season in Seattle 5-11, had three years and almost $12 million remaining on his contract.

"This team, more importantly, this community, means so much to me that it hurts not being able to see this through," Mora said. "I am disappointed I did not get the chance to complete my contract. This is a tough business that sometimes demands immediate gratification."

Chiefs hire Weis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Barely a month after getting fired at Notre Dame, Charlie Weis signed as offensive coordinator with the Chiefs.

Weis previously worked with Chiefs coach Todd Haley while they were assistants with the Jets as well as with general manager Scott Pioli in New England.

"My relationship with Todd and my relationship with Scott and several other persons in the organization made Kansas City look like a fine landing spot for me," Weis said. "I couldn't be more pleased."


Bills owner Ralph Wilson confirmed the team has spoken to Bill Cowher about the team's coaching vacancy, but added he isn't sure whether the former Steelers coach is interested in the job.

• Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin didn't practice because of a left high ankle sprain, a condition compounded by a sprained left knee, and his participation in Sunday's playoff game against the Packers will be a game-time decision.

• The Cowboys are expecting right tackle Marc Colombo, who has been out since breaking his left leg and suffering ligament damage in his ankle Nov. 15 at Green Bay, and running back Tashard Choice (concussion) to play in Saturday night's game against the Eagles.

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