Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel, left, talks with inside linebacker Brian Cushing (56) and inside linebacker Justin Tuggle (57) on the bench during the second half an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. The Texans won 31-20.
Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel, left, talks with inside linebacker Brian Cushing (56) and inside linebacker Justin Tuggle (57) on the bench during the second half an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. The Texans won 31-20. Phelan M. Ebenhack AP
Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel, left, talks with inside linebacker Brian Cushing (56) and inside linebacker Justin Tuggle (57) on the bench during the second half an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015. The Texans won 31-20. Phelan M. Ebenhack AP
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Reports: Vrabel turns down 49ers defensive coordinator job

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