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Fisher to serve as consultant for competition committee

Former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher has accepted an invitation from the league to serve as a consultant to the NFL's Competition Committee, the *Tennessean* reported Sunday.

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Fisher, who had been co-chairman of the committee with Falcons president Rich McKay, was dismissed as Titans coach earlier this month and replaced by Mike Munchak.

"I wanted to have an opportunity to stay involved," Fisher told the newspaper. "I am very close with all the members on the committee and the support staff. You can imagine the time we've spent together over the years, it's almost been like a second job. To be able to continue to participate, it is exciting to me."

The committee oversees competition and suggests rule changes. Fisher said he will join the committee, as a non-voting member, in meetings next month in Florida.

Fisher, 53, was 142-120 in 17 seasons as head coach of the Titans and Houston Oilers, the franchise's previous incarnation, guiding Tennessee to three divisional titles, six playoff berths and a trip to the Super Bowl, in which it lost to the St. Louis Rams, after the 1999 season.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told the Tennessean that Fisher's replacement as co-chairman has not been decided and that Fisher could serve as consultant for "some period of time."

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