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Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Report: Mora among Chargers' candidates

Seattle Times staff reporter

Jim Mora has been the Seahawks' assistant head coach less than a month, and he might already have a new opportunity.

Mora is among three candidates the San Diego Chargers have received permission to interview for their vacant head-coaching job, according to a report on the San Diego Union-Tribune's Web site Tuesday.

The newspaper named Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Norv Turner, and Mora, who was hired less than four weeks ago to be Seattle's secondary coach and assistant head coach. They will be interviewed over the coming week, the report said, as the Chargers seek a replacement for Marty Schottenheimer, who was fired Monday.

Mora, the former Atlanta Falcons coach, was not mentioned in an Associated Press report that named four candidates the team had received permission to talk with — Rivera, Turner, 49ers assistant head coach Mike Singletary, and Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan.

The Seahawks did not confirm that the Chargers had requested permission. Efforts to contact Mora about the Chargers' interest were not returned Tuesday.

Rackley re-signed

Derek Rackley, who handled the Seahawks' long-snapper job for nearly all of 2006, has re-signed a one-year contract with the team, his agent confirmed.

The deal has a base salary of $720,000, according to the NFL Players Association, but is bolstered by bonus and incentive dollars, agent Robb Nelson said.

Rackley joined the Seahawks after J.P. Darche injured his right hip during the regular-season opener in Detroit and had to be placed on injured reserve.

Keeping Rackley means the Seahawks might no longer have Darche in their plans.

Josť Miguel Romero: 206-464-2409 or jromero@seattletimes.com. Times reporter Danny O'Neil contributed to this article.

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