The Chargers were rebuffed in their efforts to interview Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell about their general manager position, but they have landed interviews with two other candidates.
Multiple reports indicate the Chargers have asked for and received permission to interview Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco and Cardinals vice president of player personnel Steve Keim. Telesco has been in the Colts organization since 1998 and was promoted to his current position after six years as the team’s director of player personnel.
Keim has been with the Cardinals since 1999 and survived Black Monday while General Manager Rod Graves and coach Ken Whisenhunt were fired. Keim routinely pops up on lists of general manager candidates and was up for the Rams job that ultimately went to Les Snead last year.
The Chargers hired Ron Wolf to consult on their search for A.J. Smith’s replacement. Jimmy Raye, the team’s current director of player personnel is also thought to be in the mix for the job.
Photo of Steve Keim via the Cardinals’ website