NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS/AP) — The Tennessee Titans have parted with Jeff Fisher, who just completed his 16th full season as the NFL’s longest-tenured coach with his team.
The team announced the move Thursday night within an hour of a report by SI.com that they were negotiating Fisher’s departure.
The team said in a release that “Fisher will no longer be the head coach of the team.”
The move comes only three weeks after owner Bud Adams announced Fisher would stay on for the final year of his current contract in a move that would have left Fisher coaching for his future.
A news conference will be held either later Thursday night or Friday to discuss the first coaching change since the franchise relocated to Tennessee from Houston in 1997.
Fisher went to Taft High School in Woodland Hills and played football at USC.
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