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Report: Ravens interviewing Joe Cullen on Thursday

University of Michigan defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald might yet get the Ravens’ defensive coordinator job, but the team isn’t done interviewing.Jamison Hensley of ESPN reports the Ravens will meet with Jaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullen about the job on Thursday. Cullen was the Ravens’ defensive line coach from 2016-20.The Ravens also have interest in [more]

Report: Jaguars interviewing Nathaniel Hackett a second time

Conflicting reports emerged Wednesday morning about how far along the Jaguars are in their search for a new head coach. (Or perhaps it’s an attempt to leverage Bucs offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich as part of negotiations.)Now comes news from Eugene Frenette of the Jacksonville Times-Union that the Jaguars will have a second interview with Packers [more]

Report: Jaguars aren’t close to a deal with any head coach

The Jaguars are trying to hire Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich. Unless they aren’t.In response to a report from Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times that the Jags are attempting to finalize a contract with Leftwich, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the team continues to talk to Leftwich and Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, [more]

Report: Jaguars trying to finalize deal to make Byron Leftwich head coach

It looks like one of the nine head coach vacancies is about to be filled.According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Jaguars are trying to finalize a deal with Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich to become the team’s new head coach.Leftwich had a second interview with the Jaguars on Tuesday after the [more]

Bears complete second interview with Jim Caldwell

The Chicago Bears have wrapped up their second interview with Jim Caldwell for their open head coaching position.Caldwell met with new Bears General Manager Ryan Poles, who was hired by the team earlier in the day on Tuesday.Caldwell has twice been a head coach in the NFL with the Colts and Detroit Lions. He replaced [more]

Report: Bears have scheduled second interviews with Dan Quinn, Matt Eberflus

The Bears hired General Manager Ryan Poles on Tuesday. The former Chiefs’ executive director of player personnel hit “the ground running” as he said he would.Poles began the process of in-person second interviews on his first day on the job.The Bears met with Jim Caldwell in Chicago, Albert Breer of SI.com reports.The team has second [more]

Raiders request interview with Todd Bowles

Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles has interviewed with three teams about head coaching jobs this month and a fourth team is now interested in speaking with him.Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Raiders have requested an interview with Bowles. He’s already met with the Jaguars, Bears, and Vikings, but is not among the candidates [more]

Byron Leftwich set for second interview with Jaguars

With the Buccaneers out of the playoffs, their offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich is free to interview for head coaching jobs this week and he’s lined one up for Tuesday.According to multiple reports, Leftwich will have a second interview with the Jaguars. Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus has also had two interviews with the Jaguars.Leftwich was [more]

2022 NFL Draft order: Bills, Titans, Bucs, Packers get their spots

Four more teams were eliminated from the playoffs over the weekend and that means four more spots in the 2022 NFL Draft order have been set.The Bills will pick 25th after falling to the Chiefs in overtime on Sunday night and the Titans will be right behind them as a result of their loss to [more]

Jim Caldwell: I didn’t turn down interviews with Raiders, Vikings

Former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell issued a statement on Saturday morning responding to a report about his interest in a pair of head coaching interviews.Dan Graziano of ESPN reported this week that Caldwell declined the chance to interviews with the Raiders and Vikings about their vacancies. Caldwell said that report is incorrect.“I [more]

Report: Jaguars had a “conversation” this week with Josh McCown

The Texans want another team to interview former NFL quarterback Josh McCown for a head-coaching vacancy, to legitimize Houston’s plan to hire him. Will the Texans settle for a “conversation”?Aaron Wilson reported on Friday morning that the Jaguars had a “conversation” this week with McCown. Michael Silver thereafter reported that the “conversation” was not an interview. [more]

The 2021 coaching searches are moving slowly, and that’s good

Nearly two weeks after the end of the 2021 regular season, none of the eight franchises with a head-coaching vacancy have made a hire. (And, of course, moments after we publish this, someone will.)The amount of patience being exhibited by the teams is unusual. How unusual?Peter King explained on Friday’s PFT Live that, of the [more]

Report: Jim Caldwell declined interview requests with Vikings, Raiders

Former Lions and Colts coach Jim Caldwell has had two interviews during the current cycle. He could have had at least two more.Via Dan Graziano of ESPN.com, Caldwell has declined opportunities to interview for current vacancies in Minnesota and Las Vegas.This could mean that Caldwell believes he’ll be getting the job in Chicago or Jacksonville. [more]

In-demand coordinators could emerge with new contracts promising eventual promotions

As teams with coordinators who find themselves of interest for head-coaching vacancies elsewhere fret over losing talented and desirable employees, those teams have a device available to persuade an assistant to stay put for now and to elevate to the top job later.The NFL still allows teams to enter into a firm and binding agreement [more]

Report: Michigan sources think Jim Harbaugh would take the Raiders job

The Raiders are looking for a new head coach. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is looking for a path back to the NFL. Is it a match made in football heaven?Dueling reports from TheAthletic.com paint a dramatically different picture regarding the possibility of Harbaugh returning to the franchise with which he began his coaching career, 20 [more]

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