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Dennis Green parts ways with assistants

TEMPE, Ariz. (Jan. 2, 2006) -- Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green fired two assistant coaches and said a third, defensive line coach Deek Pollard, had retired.

The contracts of offensive line coach Everett Lindsay and special teams coach Kevin O'Dea were not renewed.

Lindsay played for Green at Minnesota and joined the Cardinals' staff as an offensive line assistant in 2004. He was promoted to offensive line coach when Bob Wylie was fired six games into last season.

O'Dea was Arizona special teams coach for two seasons. Earlier, he was an assistant coach for Detroit, Tampa Bay and San Diego.

Pollard, 66, had been out of football for five years when he joined Green's staff.

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