The Jacksonville Jaguars' coaching staff distanced itself from a court brief filed last week by the NFL Coaches Association. And it wasn't the only staff to do so Wednesday.
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"I checked with our guys and not one member of our coaching staff had knowledge of last week's brief filed by the Coaches Association prior to the news breaking," Del Rio told The Associated Press. "None were consulted or involved in any way. This action was taken without approval. Heck, it wasn't even mentioned to any of us.
"We just hope that this all gets resolved soon so we can get back to coaching up our guys."
"They assured me that they weren't informed or consulted about it," Devaney said.
The NFLCA didn't identify any individual coaches in its brief to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
"Owners and fans increasingly demand immediate success," the NFLCA lawyers wrote in the brief, "and coaches whose teams cannot fulfill such severe expectations face likely dismissal, which means the uprooting of families, economic dislocation, and a significantly less promising career path."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.