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DeMeco Ryans had four interviews scheduled, but he canceled two of them

The NFL’s current process for filling head-coaching vacancies necessarily distracts coaches whose teams are still playing, consuming time and attention that otherwise would be devoted to the next playoff game. To his credit, 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans recognized the issue, and took steps to minimize the distraction.Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that Ryans [more]

Cardinals request interview with Dan Quinn

Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn interviewed for a pair of head coaching openings on Friday and he could sit down with another team as well.Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Cardinals have requested an interview with Quinn. He interviewed with the Colts and Broncos on Friday.Quinn has not scheduled an interview with the [more]

Report: Cardinals will interview Aaron Glenn on Saturday

The Cardinals will interview Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn on Saturday, Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports.The Cardinals are seeking a replacement for Kliff Kingsbury after replacing General Manager Steve Keim with Monti Ossenfort on Tuesday.Arizona has completed an interview with former Colts head coach Frank Reich and have scheduled interviews with Broncos defensive coordinator [more]

Report: Sean Payton’s Panthers interview tentatively rescheduled for Monday

The Panthers and Sean Payton were supposed to meet about the team’s head coaching vacancy on Friday, but the interview was put on hold.Panthers owner David Tepper and other team officials set to meet with Payton in New York returned to Charlotte on Thursday after the death of Charlotte FC soccer player Anton Walkes.Adam Schefter [more]

Sean Payton’s Panthers interview is on hold

The Panthers were planning to interview former Saints head coach Sean Payton for the vacant position in Carolina. For now, that meeting is on hold.Via Joe Person of TheAthletic.com, the interview has been postponed following the death of Charlotte FC soccer player Anton Walkes in a boating accident.Owner David Tepper, his wife Nicole, and other [more]

Report: Russell Wilson has contacted Sean Payton, wants him as Broncos coach

Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson would apparently like to ride with Sean Payton as his next head coach.That’s at least according to Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports who said during Thursday’s episode of The Heard that Wilson has reached out to Payton to make his feelings known.“Russell Wilson has contacted Sean — legally, by the way, [more]

Falcons interview Brian Flores for defensive coordinator

Brian Flores is a strong candidate to become the next head coach of the Cardinals, but if he doesn’t get that job, Falcons defensive coordinator might be his next option.Flores interviewed for the Falcons’ defensive coordinator vacancy, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.Although Flores, the former Dolphins head coach, is suing the NFL for [more]

Report: Cardinals offered Ian Cunningham the GM job, but he opted to stay with Bears

The Cardinals introduced Monti Ossenfort as their new General Manager this week, but he apparently wasn’t the first choice.Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Bears assistant General Manager Ian Cunningham was offered the job but turned it down. Cunningham’s decision to stay in Chicago on Thursday prompted the Cardinals then to pivot to Ossenfort. Cardinals [more]

Report: Patriots to interview Shawn Jefferson for offensive coordinator

Another candidate has emerged to be the Patriots’ next offensive coordinator.New England will interview Shawn Jefferson for the position on Friday, according to Josina Anderson of CBS Sports.Jefferson has spent the last two seasons as the Cardinals receivers coach, with associate head coach added to his title in 2022. He’s also spent time with the [more]

If he returns, Sean Payton likely will get at least $20 million per year

It’s being reported as news that Sean Payton wants $20 million to $25 million per year as part of his next coaching job. But it’s really not news. It’s a given.Once it became obvious last year that Payton to the Dolphins was a behind-the-scenes done deal that became derailed by the Brian Flores lawsuit, it [more]

Report: Cardinals request interview with Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn

The Cardinals requested an interview with Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports.The Cardinals are seeking a replacement for Kliff Kingsbury after replacing General Manager Steve Keim with Monti Ossenfort on Tuesday.Arizona has completed an interview with former Colts head coach Frank Reich and have scheduled one with Broncos defensive coordinator [more]

Monti Ossenfort: The first order of business is getting Kyler Murray healthy

One of the difficulties of Monti Ossenfort’s first season as the Cardinals’ General Manager is that the club likely won’t have quarterback Kyler Murray on the field for a significant portion of it.After tearing his ACL against the Patriots in December, Murray will be on the mend indefinitely. In his introductory press conference on Tuesday, [more]

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