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The Tennessee Titans announced Saturday that they fired head coach Mike Munchak.

Munchak spent more than 30 years with the franchise, going back to being drafted in 1982 when the team was in Houston as the Oilers.

Munchak had a Hall of Fame career as an offensive lineman and took over as coach in 2011. He was 22-26 as the Titans coach with no playoff appearances.

The Titans will immediately search for a new coach.

Under Munchak, the Titans went just 2-20 against teams that finished with winning records, which reportedly played a role in CEO and president Tommy Smith's decision to fire him.

The Titans started off 3-1 in 2013 but struggled offensively and finished 7-9. Tennessee was also struck by injuries, including to young quarterback Jake Locker.

---The Houston Texans fired defensive coordinator Wade Phillips on Saturday after meeting with new coach Bill O'Brien, ESPN.com reported.

Phillips served as defensive coordinator for three seasons and was interim coach for the last three games of 2013 when Gary Kubiak was fired. Phillips interviewed for the head coaching job two weeks ago.

Before coming to Houston, Phillips was the Dallas Cowboys' head coach.

O'Brien had brief meetings with the rest of the assistant coaches Saturday and is not expected to retain any of them. He will reportedly hire Romeo Crennel to replace Phillips.

---Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles left Saturday's AFC wild card playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts early in the first quarter with a concussion.

Charles did not return to the game. He was replaced by rookie Knile Davis.

Charles was injured when his head hit the turf as he was tackled by Colts cornerback Greg Toler on a seven-yard run. Charles was helped off the field and was examined by team doctors. He was later taken to the locker room.

Charles led the conference with 1,287 rushing yards and paced the team with 70 catches for 693 yards and seven touchdowns. He led the NFL with 19 total touchdowns.

---The Tampa Bay Buccaneers named former Cal coach Jeff Tedford as their offensive coordinator Saturday.

Tedford spent the previous 11 seasons as Cal's coach, where he was the winningest coach in the school's history. He worked with former first-round draft picks, quarterbacks Kyle Boller and Aaron Rodgers, during his tenure.

Prior to coaching the Golden Bears, Tedford was offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oregon from 1998-2001.

The Bucs are expected to name former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier as defensive coordinator.

---The Washington Redskins denied a report Saturday that quarterback Robert Griffin III will have a say in who the team hires as its next head coach.

Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins told ESPN's Adam Schefter that Griffin and owner Dan Snyder will figure in the decision to replace Mike Shanahan, who was fired on Monday.

"I'm sure Mr. Snyder and Robert and those people will have a lot of input as to who the hire is," Cousins said.

However, a team spokesman informed NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk that general manager Bruce Allen said Griffin will not be part of the decision-making process.

---The Indianapolis Colts signed defensive end Jake McDonough to a reserve/future contract Saturday.

McDonough was signed to the Colts practice squad Dec. 26 and released Friday. He was originally signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent May 10 and waived July 25.

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