SANTA CLARA -- Offensive coordinator Greg Roman became regarded as a serious candidate for an NFL head-coaching position on Tuesday. The Jacksonville Jaguars on Tuesday hired Atlanta director of player personnel David Caldwell as their general manager. Roman and Caldwell were teammates and roommates in the 1990s at John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. The status of Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey is unsettled with the hiring of Caldwell as GM.
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The Jaguars have hired Atlanta director of player personnel Dave Caldwell as the team’s new general manager. "We got our man," owner Shad Khan said in a statement. "I have a lot of faith in David Caldwell and I can assure our fans that the best days for the Jacksonville Jaguars are in front of us." In a statement, Caldwell said: "I am thrilled to accept the offer to become the next general manager of the Jacksonville Jaguars. There are no bad GM opportunities in the NFL, but to work on behalf of a dynamic owner in a rabid football city like Jacksonville is truly special. This is where I wanted to be and I could not be happier. I can't wait to get to Jacksonville and get started."