Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Daily coaching and G.M. vacancy update


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[Editor's note:  Every day, we'll post a new update on the various coaching and G.M. vacancies, until all of them are filled.  And we'll eventually try to come up with a different way to explain that via anEditor's note.]
Arizona Cardinals:  The Cardinals have promoted Steve Keim to G.M.  For their vacant coaching position, the Cardinals have interviewed defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy.  They plan to interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, and Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley finally has accepted an offer to interview for the position.
Carolina Panthers:  The G.M. candidates include in-house interim hire Brandon Beane, Titans V.P. of player personnel Lake Dawson, Giants senior pro personnel analyst Dave Gettleman, Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton, Montral Alouettes G.M. Jim Popp, and Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross, according to theCharlotte Observer.
Chicago Bears:  G.M. Phil Emery’s list of candidates for head coach remains at 13:  Bears special-teams coordinator Dave Toub, Vikings linebackers coach Mike Singletary, 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, Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, and Vikings special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer.
Cleveland Browns:  The Browns are considering Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton, former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt, Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman, Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, and Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski.  The Browns also reportedly had interest in Bill Cowher, who has said he’s not returning to coaching this year.
Jacksonville Jaguars:  The Jaguars have hired G.M. Dave Caldwell.  He could soon decide whether to retain or fire coach Mike Mularkey.
Kansas City Chiefs:  Packers director of operations John Dorsey has interviewed for the G.M. job, and many believe he soon will be hired.  Former Eagles and Browns G.M. Tom Heckert is another possible candidate.
New York Jets:  The Jets’ search continues to expand, with Dolphins assistant G.M. Brian Gaine and Chargers director of player personnel Jimmy Raye joining the list.  Other candidates include Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross and 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble.
Philadelphia Eagles:  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, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, and former Bears coach Lovie Smith.  Former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski has said that Jon Gruden would be interested in the job, but that the Eagles have yet to contact Gruden.
San Diego Chargers:  The Chargers have hired G.M. Tom Telesco.  Coaching candidates include Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and UCLA coach Jim Mora, who reportedly is not interested.

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