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With the end of the NFL regular season comes changes, as teams let go of head coaches and general managers in search of a fresh start. Black Monday is typically when the coaching carousel starts, since it’s the day that most teams fire underachieving coaches.
It can start earlier, such as when Ben McAdoo got released in December, but for the most part teams don’t start making moves until the regular season is done.
As coaching rumors and news heats up, we’ll be tracking all the action here. Follow us from the first job opening up, to the last one getting filled.
Bruce Arians has been hounded by retirement rumors most of the season, and he’s vehemently denied them every time. The latest report came from Pro Football Weekly, which Arians decried as “fake news.”
He’ll likely retire after the season, according to a Sunday morning report from Adam Schefter. However, the team may try to convince him to stick around one more year. Update: Arians decided to retire.
The Cardinals have requested an interview with Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo, .
Following Arians’ retirement, the Cardinals have also asked to interview Eagles DC Jim Schwartz and Patriots DC Matt Patricia, .
The Cardinals also want to interview Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, .
The Cardinals requested an interview with former Titans head coach and current Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, .
Defensive coordinator James Bettcher is set to interview for the head coaching job as soon as Wednesday, Jan. 3, .
The Cardinals will talk to Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong about the head coaching job,
Vikings OC Pat Shurmur will meet with the Cardinals on Thursday, Jan. 4, .
The Cardinals’ brass made a trip to Philadelphia to meet interview John DeFilippo and Jim Schwartz on Friday, Jan. 5, .
T, and according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Cardinals interviewed Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak.
Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong interviewed with the Cardinals on Monday, Jan. 8, .
Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks will interview with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Jan. 10, .
According to one report, the Cardinals are expected to hire Pat Shurmur. Unless he goes to the Giants, .
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Jan. 13
Cardinals interests include: James Bettcher, John DeFilippo, Brian Flores, Mike Munchak, Matt Patricia, Jim Schwartz, Pat Shurmur, Steve Wilks.
If Steve Sarkisian leaves for Seattle, Jedd Fisch is expected to be a top candidate as a replacement, per Jason La Canfora.
Dan Quinn says that Sarkisian isn’t going anywhere.
The Ravens have targeted Chuck Pagano, who had a stint as their DBs coach, to be their new defensive coordinator, . Nothing ever came of it, however.
The Panthers are zeroing in on Norv Turner to replace the recently fired Mike Shula as OC, .
Ron Rivera will meet with Turner on Thursday, Jan. 11, and .
Chicago has requested an interview with Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy, .
The team would reportedly like to find a coach with experience developing quarterbacks to work with Mitchell Trubisky.
Look for the Bears to look into Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael as a potential head coach candidate, .
The Bears have asked to interview Panthers DC Steve Wilks, .
The Bears plan to interview Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo, .
The Bears have requested interviews with Patriots OC Josh McDaniels and Vikings OC Pat Shurmur, .
Nagy will be the next Bears coach.
Nagy is expected to keep Vic Fangio as the defensive coordinator, .
Bears interests include: Pete Carmichael, John DeFilippo, Matt Nagy, Josh McDaniels, Pat Shurmur, Steve Wilks.
Marvin Lewis may or may not be stepping down, but the Bengals are primed to move on without him no matter his next move. The club Lewis said after Sunday’s win, which knocked the Ravens out of playoff contention, , but it’s complicated. On Monday, and on Tuesday, the decision came: he’s … staying. For some reason.
Lions DC Teryl Austin interviewed for the defensive coordinator position on Friday, Jan. 5, . Former DC Paul Guenther will join the Raiders under Jon Gruden.
The Bengals are closing in on hiring Teryl Austin as their new defensive coordinator, . Josina Anderson said Austin has accepted the job, which was officially announced soon after.
Former Bengals QB Jon Kitna will interview to join the coaching staff, likely for the QBs coach opening. Secondary coach Kevin Coyle will not be return, according to Alex Marvez.
The Bengals hired former Cowboys offensive line coach Frank Pollack for the same role after parting ways with Paul Alexander, who’s now interviewing in Dallas.
The Browns will interview Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan for their OC job. Bill O’Brien says he wants Ryan to stay, .
Former Bengals OC Ken Zampese, who was fired after the team’s disastrous 0-2 start to the year, will interview for an offensive assistant job, . It turns out, he’s getting the quarterbacks coach job, . He held that role for more than a decade with the Bengals.
Sean Ryan will interview for the OC job on Wednesday, Jan. 10, .
Backup quarterback Kellen Moore plans to retire and become the Cowboys’ new QBs coach, according to The Sporting News’ Alex Marvez.
The Cowboys fired offensive line coach Frank Pollack and have interviewed former Bengals and Seahawks line coaches Paul Alexander and Tom Cable, respectively.
Vance Joseph Broncos GM on Monday morning. His first season with the Broncos included regression on both sides of the ball. Update: Joseph is staying.
The Broncos hired three assistants for Joseph: quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan, running backs coach Curtis Modkins, and interior offensive line coach Sean Kugler.
The Lions submitted a request to interview Patriots DC Matt Patricia for their head coaching job, .
Detroit has asked to interview Texans DC Mike Vrabel, . for Wednesday, Jan. 3.
The Lions have requested permission to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, and .
Packers assistant head coach/linebackers coach Winston Moss will interview Tuesday, Jan. 2, .
Vikings OC Pat Shurmur will meet with the Lions on Thursday, Jan. 4, .
on Tuesday, Jan. 2.
The Patriots are prepared for Matt Patricia to leave, most likely for the Lions, according to sources of Mike Florio.
that Patricia is likely to become Detroit’s next head coach.
Lions interests include: Teryl Austin, Jim Bob Cooter, Winston Moss, Matt Patricia, Pat Shurmur, Mike Vrabel, Steve Wilks.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers tried to interview Lions DC Teryl Austin for their defensive coordinator position, but Detroit blocked them, . They will interview in-house candidate Darren Perry for the job, .
Mike Pettine, former Browns coach, will interview with the Packers for the DC job on Tuesday, Jan. 9, .
The Packers want to interview Gus Bradley, whose contract as Chargers defensive coordinator is set to expire, for their DC position,
Adam Schefter reported that the .
According to a report from the Houston Chronicle, Bill O’Brien and GM Rick Smith are in a “toxic” and “dysfunctional” relationship, leaving open the possibility of O’Brien seeking a job elsewhere.
The Texans are expected to keep O’Brien, Schefter reported Sunday morning, but it’s not a done deal. There are still issues to workout between the two sides.
With Rick Smith taking an extended leave of absence due to his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis, on Monday to discuss direction of personnel department.
The Colts have requested permission to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, and .
The Colts have been given permission to interview Texans DC Mike Vrabel, . That .
The Colts plan to interview Seahawks DC Kris Richard, . the interview will take place on Friday, Jan. 5.
Josh McDaniels will interview with the Colts first, on Thursday, Jan. 4, .
Indy interviewed Baylor head coach Matt Rhule .
Rhule withdrew his name from the Colts’ coaching search on Thursday.
Steve Wilks has , and they’re focused on offensive coaches to fill the job.
tweeted that McDaniels is the clear favorite to land the Colts’ head-coaching gig. McDaniels also told potential assistants to wait on him, according to Rapoport. Also, Mike Vrabel is a finalist to land the coaching gig.
Colts interests include: Josh McDaniels, Matt Rhule, Kris Richard, Mike Vrabel, Steve Wilks.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs aren’t just losing OC Matt Nagy, who took the Bears’ head coaching gig. Assistant coach Brad Childress also plans to retire, .
Chiefs RBs coach Eric Bieniemy is expected to replace Nagy as OC, .
Los Angeles Chargers
Despite interest from elsewhere (and his contract expiring), Gus Bradley will remain with the Chargers as their defensive coordinator, . he got a new three-year deal.
New York Giants
Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is expected to interview with the Giants.
The Giants have submitted requests to interview Patriots DC Matt Patricia and OC Josh McDaniels for their head coaching job, .
The Giants have requested permission to interview Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, and .
Former Broncos assistant coach Eric Studesville will be interviewed by the Giants, . He was the team’s running backs coach since 2010 and an assistant head coach in 2017, but was fired along with several other assistants after the season.
Add Vikings OC Pat Shurmur to the list of candidates the Giants will interview, .
Interim coach Steve Spagnuolo gets the first crack at interviewing for the full-time job. That’s scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 3,
The Giants interviewed Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels on Friday, Jan. 5.
Pat Shurmur interviewed with the Giants on Saturday, Jan. 6.
Jim Schwartz was supposed to interview with the Giants this weekend, but , so they will wait until after the Eagles’ season is over … unless the Giants have already made a hire then. So yeah, .
Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks interviewed with the Giants on Tuesday, Jan. 9. For the first time in the hiring process, . However, Wilks is still set to interview with the Cardinals on Wednesday, .
Eric Studesville’s interview is set for Wednesday, Jan. 10, .
him if Nick Saban, fresh off his latest national championship at Alabama, was interested in returning to the NFL to coach the Giants. It would surprise the rest of us, Bruce.
The Giants interviewed Eric Studesville on Jan. 10, .
Pat Shurmur is still a favorite to land the Giants’ head-coaching gig, . The Giants can move quickly if the Vikings lose against the Saints in the Divisional Round. Steve Wilks is also still a favorite.
. Wilks, if hired, would be the first minority head coach in franchise history.
Giants interests include: Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia, Jim Schwartz, Pat Shurmur, Steve Spagnuolo, Eric Studesville, Steve Wilks.
The Raiders might have made Jon Gruden an offer he couldn’t refuse: ownership stake to coach.
The Raiders are confident Jon Gruden is their coach, but will still call ESPN’s Saturday Wild Card game, . Gruden plans to call plays, and hire Paul Guenther as his DC.
Gruden said “I hope I’m a candidate” for the Raiders, a job he is almost certainly going to accept.
Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia will be allowed out of his contract, and is assumed to be joining Jon Gruden’s staff in Oakland, .
Paul Guenther will interview for Raiders’ DC position.
Tight ends coach Bobby Johnson , according to Ian Rapoport. He’s one of two candidates that would satisfy the team’s compliance with the Rooney Rule.
The rumors from the start were true and the Raiders plan to announce Gruden as the head coach Tuesday.
As if there were any doubt, ESPN’s Sean McDonough said goodbye to Gruden on their broadcast of the Chiefs-Titans game.
The Raiders interviewed Cowboys RB coach Gary Brown for the same position Wednesday,
Rich Gannon will not be Gruden’s quarterback coach, .
that Oakland hired Tom Cable, the Seahawks’ former offensive line coach.
Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is out, fired overnight Tuesday. There’s a rumor that . However, .
Defensive coordinator Kris Richard would be allowed out of his contract to interview for head coaching opportunities elsewhere, .
Seahawks will hire former Colts’ QB coach Brian Schottenheimer as their offensive coordinator, .
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on Sunday that The Titans will look at Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
Rapoport If the Titans lose to the Chiefs in the AFC Wild Card round, they could hand Mularkey his walking papers. Tennessee is poised to make a run for Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.
Titans ownership announces after win vs. Chiefs that .
Hirings/coaches staying put
Former 49ers and Bills offensive coordinator . He was an offensive line assistant for the team in 2006 and 2007.
The Ravens hired former Bengals WRs coach James Urban as their new QBs coach. In 2017, OC Marty Mornhinweg was also in charge of QBs.
The team promoted Don Martindale, who had been the linebackers coach, .
The Panthers are finalizing a deal to make Norv Turner the new offensive coordinator, replacing Mike Shula.
The Panthers made it official, hiring Norv Turner.
Matt Nagy, the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator in 2017, is the Bears’ new head coach.
The Bears hired former Oregon head coach Mark Helfrich to be the offensive coordinator.
Chris Tabor is returning to the Bears, this time as special teams coordinator. Tabor spent the past seven years serving in the same position with the Browns.
Charles London is going from Texans RBs coach to Bears RBs coach.
Good news for the Bears. They’ve reached a three-year agreement with defensive coordinator Vic Fangio, .
So much for those reports that Marvin Lewis would leave. Instead, he got a two-year extension.
as their new defensive coordinator.
Bob Bicknell was named the Bengals’ new wide receivers coach.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam told new GM John Dorsey that with no debate.
The team brought on Adam Henry as the new wide receivers coach and Ken Zampese as the new quarterbacks coach.
Jerry Jones reiterated that Jason Garrett will remain the Cowboys’ head coach. “You pay a price when you make a change at the head coach,” he said on 105.3 The Fan.
Jerry Jones plans to keep Rod Marinelli and Scott Linehan as coordinators, .
Despite rumors that he’d be out after just one year, Vance Joseph will remain coach of the Broncos.
Joseph confirmed that .
Green Bay Packers
Earlier this season, Mike McCarthy signed a one-year extension through 2019, .
Green Bay tapped former Browns head coach Mike Pettine as new defensive coordinator.
Not only is Bill O’Brien staying, but he’s expected to sign an extension, .
Bill O’Brien and new GM Brian Gaine both signed five-year contracts with the Texans.
Kansas City Chiefs
The Chiefs named running backs coach Eric Bieniemy as their new offensive coordinator. He’ll replace Matt Nagy, who was hired as the new coach of the Chicago Bears.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers announced that defensive coordinator Gus Bradley and offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt are both returning for the 2018 season.
Los Angeles Rams
The Rams promoted assistant wide receivers coach Zac Taylor to QBs coach. He’ll replace Greg Olson, who is now the Raiders OC.
The Dolphins hired Dowell Loggains . Loggains was formerly the Bears’ offensive coordinator and worked with Adam Gase in Chicago.
New York Jets
The Jets closed the door on any coaching change this year by signing Todd Bowles to a contract extension.
The Raiders finally made it official: the team will announce Jon Gruden as the head coach on Tuesday, Jan. 9.
Jon Gruden was introduced as the Raiders’ new head coach. Paul Guenther (DC), Greg Olson (OC), and Rich Bisaccia (special teams) were named coordinators. GM Reggie McKenzie said the team complied with the Rooney Rule by interviewing TEs coach Bobby Johnson and USC OC Tee Martin.
San Francisco 49ers
The 49ers announced a few hirings. Ken Norton Jr., who spent part of this season as the Raiders defensive coordinator before he was fired, was named their assistant head coach for the defense and inside linebackers coach. Johnny Holland is their new run game specialist/outside linebackers coach. Michael Clay was named assistant special teams coach.
As is tradition, talk of Pete Carroll’s retirement have budded up. As is tradition,
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Despite speculation about a Jon Gruden return to Tampa, the Bucs are reportedly sticking with Dirk Koetter for 2018.
Rumors were swirling that Mike Mularkey could be out, .
It appears that Jay Gruden is safe for another year. Ian Rapoport said that there is a “” of Washington’s injury woes, and that Gruden isn’t in danger of losing his job.
Bruce Arians made it official Monday morning: He is retiring.
following a 45-year coaching career.
after just one season.
John Fox was fired in Chicago after three seasons that didn’t really go very well.
Cowboys wide receivers coach Derek Dooley left to become the offensive coordinator and QBs coach for Missouri. .
QBs coach Wade Wilson’s contract will not be renewed, per Alex Marvez.
The Broncos are keeping Vance Joseph, but they fired six coaches: Jeff Davidson (OL), Johnnie Lynn (assitant DBs), Brock Olivo (special teams coordinator), Fred Pagac (OLB), Eric Studesville (assistant head coach/RBs) and Tyke Tolbert (WRs).
Jim Caldwell is out. The Lions’ move was reported earlier Monday morning.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers fired longtime defensive coordinator Dom Capers, according to multiple reports.
Green Bay continued , dismissing offensive coordinator Edger Bennett and QB coach Alex Van Pelt.
The Texans have mutually parted ways” with special teams coordinator Larry Izzo, . that defensive backs coach John Butler and running backs coach Charles London also won’t return.
Head coach Chuck Pagano was relieved of his duties following the Colts’ Week 17 win over the Texans.
New York Giants
The Giants fired Ben McAdoo after a 2-10 start and numerous controversies, most notably benching Eli Manning and ending his starting games streak. Steve Spagnuolo was named interim coach.
Jack Del Rio was fired by the Raiders after Oakland’s 30-10 loss to the Chargers in Week 17. This opens the door for a Jon Gruden return to Oakland.
The Panthers surprisingly fired GM Dave Gettleman just a couple weeks before training camp. They brought back Marty Hurney, who GM’d the team from 2002-12, to serve an interim role.
The Browns let go of GM Sashi Brown less than two years after hiring him.
Green Bay Packers
Ted Thompson is transitioning to new role on the team after 13 years as the GM. He’ll now serve as senior advisor to football operations.
New York Giants
Jerry Reese was fired alongside McAdoo, as the Giants started a complete housecleaning of the front office.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers are attempting to interview Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta to fill their vacancy, .
Green Bay’s request to interview assistant Vikings GM George Paton was declined by the Vikings, .
The Packers asked to talk to Seahawks GM John Schneider, but were denied, according to multiple reports.
If Bill O’Brien stays, longtime Texans GM Rick Smith could be shown the door. However, as of Sunday afternoon, .
The Texans are interested in Eagles VP of player personnel and Cowboys VP of player personnel Will McClay, .
Brian Gutekunst traveled to Houston to interview for the Texans GM job, but left before it took place, . Gutekunst, who was the Packers’ director of player personnel, is finalizing a deal to be their new GM.
Brian Gaine, currently with the Bills as their VP of player personnel, is now the favorite to be hired as the Texans’ new GM, . . Gaine was previously the director of player personnel in Houston.
Texans VP of football operations/assistant GM Jimmy Raye III interviewed for the GM job on Monday, Jan. 9. Brian Gaine will interview on Tuesday, Jan. 9, .
Hirings/GM staying put
John Fox is out, but GM Ryan Pace is staying. In fact, .
On the same day the team fired Sashi Brown, Cleveland tapped John Dorsey as its new general manager.
The Browns hired Eliot Wolf as assistant GM and Alonzo Highsmith as VP of player personnel. Both Wolf and Highsmith spent more than a decade with the Packers.
Green Bay Packers
The Packers are . He’s one of several in-house candidates for the position, along with Russ Ball and Brian Gutekunst.
The Packers are hiring Brian Gutekunst as their new GM, per multiple reports.
New York Giants
New York found its man to replace Reese, hiring former Panthers GM Dave Gettleman. He’ll be tasked with finding a new head coach and repairing a fractured locker room.
New York Jets
On the same day the Jets extended Todd Bowles, they also gave GM Mike Maccagnan a new contract.
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