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Falcons assistant Gibbs to become consultant

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (Feb. 23, 2005) -- Alex Gibbs has walked away from coaching again, giving up his job with the Atlanta Falcons.

The team announced Gibbs, 64, would become a consultant after serving this past season as assistant head coach and offensive line coach on Jim Mora's staff.

Gibbs will be replaced by Jeff Jagodzinski, who last season coached the tight ends. Clancy Barone, assistant offensive line coach under Gibbs, was promoted to tight ends coach.

Gibbs, one of the most respected line coaches in the game, previously left his job with the Denver Broncos because of exhaustion and depression. He coached the line on the team that won back-to-back Super Bowls.

After three years in semiretirement, Gibbs got back on the sideline last season. He joined Mora's staff in Atlanta.

The Associated Press News Service

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