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Marinelli, Crennel, Mangini out as NFL coaches

Associated Press - December 29, 2008 12:23 PM ET

A day after the NFL's regular season ended, the Lions, Browns and Jets are looking for new coaches.

Rod Marinelli was a lock to get fired by Detroit after completing the first 0-16 season in league history. He was 10-38 in his 3-year stay, winning only 1 of his last 24 games after the team started 6-2 in 2007.

Romeo Crennel (kreh-NEHL') was let go as expected by Cleveland. The Browns were a disappointing 4-12 after going 10-6 last season.

And in a mild surprise, Eric Mangini (man-JEE'-nee) was fired by New York after four losses in the last five games kept the Jets from making the playoffs with Brett Favre (fahrv) at quarterback.

Three coaches were fired during the regular season - Mike Nolan in San Francisco, Scott Linehan (LIN'-uh-han) in St. Louis and Lane Kiffin in Oakland.

Mike Singletary replaced Nolan and is expected to be retained after the 49ers went 5-4 over their final nine games. Interims Jim Haslett in St. Louis and Tom Cable in Oakland are on shakier ground.

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