[Editor’s note: With the hiring cycle seven days old and only two head-coaching jobs filled, we thought it would make sense to wipe the slate clean and provide a fresh, one-stop update as to all current vacancies.]
Arizona Cardinals: Looking for both a coach and a G.M., the Cardinals have interviewed defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. They plan to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden. The Cardinals also sought permission to interview Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, but to date Haley has not accepted. Cardinals V.P. of player personnel Steve Keim is regarded as the leading candidate to be promoted to the position of G.M.
Buffalo Bills: The Bills hired Syracuse coach Doug Marrone.
Carolina Panthers: The Panthers announced coach Ron Rivera will return.
Chicago Bears: G.M. Phil Emery continues to pursue a wide variety of candidates, most of which have offensive backgrounds. They include Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman, Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan, Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, Cowboys special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis, Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements, and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell. (It eventually will be easier to list the offensive coordinators whom the Bears haven’t interviewed.)
Cleveland Browns: With Chip Kelly out of the mix, the Browns have “rebooted” their search. Currently, the Browns are looking at Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton, former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, and Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman.
Jacksonville Jaguars: Candidates for the vacant G.M. job include Falcons director of player personnel Dave Caldwell, Cardinals V.P. of player personnel Steve Keim, 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble, and Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross. There have been conflicting reports regarding whether coach Mike Mularkey will be retained; it’s believed that the next G.M. will make a final decision.
Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs have hired coach Andy Reid. Packers director of operations John Dorsey and former Browns G.M. Tom Heckert are among the candidates to replace Scott Pioli as G.M.
New York Jets: 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble is believed to be the leading candidate. Other candidates include Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and Falcons director of player personnel Dave Caldwell.
Philadelphia Eagles: With Chip Kelly opting to stay at Oregon, the Eagles’ current candidates include Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, Falcons special-teams coordinator Keith Armstrong, Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, and Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy. The Eagles also are reportedly interested in Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden.
San Diego Chargers: Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye and Colts vice president of football operations Tom Telesco are considered to be the top candidates for the G.M. job. Coaching candidates include Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, but that process won’t get rolling until the Chargers have a new G.M.