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Morning links: Jaguars hire Gus Bradley

Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports that Seattle Seahawks offensive defensive coordinator Gus Bradley is the new head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

"I am very proud to accept the offer to be the next head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars," Bradley said in a prepared statement. "Shad Khan and Dave Caldwell expect to win, and that's what I wanted to hear. That's why I am coming to Jacksonville -- to win a Super Bowl. I can't wait to meet everyone in Jacksonville on Friday and get this going."

Bradley, who was a finalist for the head coaching vacancy in Philadelphia that went to University of Oregon head man Chip Kelly, interviewed with the Jaguars on Wednesday.

So the search for a new defensive coordinator begins for Seattle head coach Pete Carroll, which could potentially begin on his own staff, with linebacker coach Ken Norton Jr. and secondary coach Kris Richard.

Another candidate who could make some sense is Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who served as Seattle’s defensive line coach for a year during Carroll’s tenure.

ESPN’s Sarah Spain talks with Seattle tight end Sean McGrath about the joy he experienced upon learning he was being added to the team’s 53-man roster late in the 2012 season. It provides some nice background on McGrath’s winding road to the NFL.

Former NFL scout Gil Brandt has Seattle selecting Clemson wide receiver Deandre Hopkins at No. 25.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider tells Brock Huard and Mike Salk of 710 ESPN Seattle that he will listen to offers for reserve quarterback Matt Flynn.