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Jacksonville's Mel Tucker turns down Vikings' defensive coordinator job

Mel Tucker will not be the next defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN. Tucker was offered the position after interviewing in Minnesota earlier this week, but has decided to stay in Jacksonville as the Jaguars' defensive coordinator.
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Mel Tucker will not be the next defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings, according to ESPN. Tucker was offered the position after interviewing in Minnesota earlier this week, but has decided to stay in Jacksonville as the Jaguars' defensive coordinator.

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