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Cardinals fire coach Ken Whisenhunt, GM Rod Graves

ArizonCardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt calls play against Chicago Bears during first half an NFL football game Sunday Dec. 23

Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt calls a play against the Chicago Bears during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Paul Connors)

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TEMPE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals have fired coach Ken Whisenhunt after six seasons that included the long-suffering franchise’s only Super Bowl appearance.

The team also ousted general manager Rod Graves, who had been with the franchise for 16 years. He’d been general manager since 2007.

Cardinals President Michael Bidwill says the team has reached out to Andy Reid, just fired as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.

Bidwill also said Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton is a candidate for the head coaching job and would be the first to be interviewed.

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