According to Don Banks of SI.com, Jeff Fisher, the longest tenured head coach in the NFL (16-plus seasons) is out as coach of the Tennessee Titans.
The move could be announced as soon as Friday, according to a league source. Banks reports it is uncertain whether it will be termed a firing, resignation or mutual parting of ways.
Fisher, who compiled a 142-120 record (including a 5-6 playoff mark), was entering the final year of his contract. Owner Bud Adams didn't decide to retain him until Jan. 7, five days after the Titans finished a 6-10 season (their worst record since 2005). The Titans are the only NFL team to have losing streaks of at at least six games in each of the past two seasons.
When Adams decided to release quarterback Vince Young, it was believed he had sided with the coach in the Fisher-VY debate. But Fisher was also upset over the firing of defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil, one of his closest friends, last week.
Fisher, who will be 53 next month, was set to make $6.5 million next season. He had been with the Oilers/Titans organization since being named interim head coach in 1994. He's been an NFL head coach more than four seasons longer than the league's next most-tunured head coach, the Eagles' Andy Reid.