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NFL News & Rumors: Monday 12/31

This post will be continuously updated throughout the day, so check back for the latest news and rumors around the league.

NFL

  • ESPN analyst Jon Gruden will interview for NFL head coaching jobs this offseason. (NFLTR)

Bears

  • Bears fired HC Lovie Smith (NFLTR)
  • Lovie Smith is reportedly “ready to coach in 2013.” (Ian Rapoport)
  • Bears have already requested permission to interview Broncos OC Mike McCoy for their head coaching vacancy. (NFLTR)
  • Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong will interview with the Bears for head coach job. (Michael C. Wright)
  • LB Brian Urlacher mentioned that he intends on playing again next season. (ESPN Chicago)
  • Devin Hester mentioned that he’s considering retirement.  (Chicago Tribune)
  • Bears sign: WR Dale Moss, Gs Derek Dennis and Chris Riley, CB Isaiah Frey, TE Gabe Miller, and DE Aston Whiteside to reserve/future contracts.

Bills

  • The Buffalo Bills have fired head coach Chan Gailey after three years with the team. (NFLTR)
  • Bills sign: RB Zach Brown, OT Adam Grant, DE Corbin Bryant, DT Jarron Gilbert, and LB Brian Smith to reserve/future contracts.

Browns

  • Browns fired head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Heckert on Monday. (NFLTR)
  • Cardinals vice president of player personnel Steve Keim could be an option for the Browns GM job. (Jason Cole)
  • Falcons OC Dirk Koetter will interview with the Browns at some point this week. (NFLTR)
  • The Browns have Cardinals DC Ray Horton on their “radar” for their head-coaching vacancy. (Mary Kay Cabot)
  • Browns sign LB Solomon Elimimian to a reserve/future contract.

Cardinals

  • The Cardinals fired both HC Ken Whisenhunt and GM Rod Graves. (NFLTR)
  • Cardinals vice president of player personnel Steve Keim looks like the favorite to take over as Cardinals GM. Could also be an option for the Browns and Jaguars. (Jason Cole)

Chargers

  • The San Diego Chargers announced that head coach Norv Turner and GM A.J. Smith have been fired. (NFLTR)
  • Chargers hire Ron Wolf as a consultant to help lead the GM and coach searches (Albert Breer)

Chiefs

  • Chiefs have been granted permission to interview Falcons OC Dirk Koetter on Tuesday. (Chris Mortensen)

Cowboys

  •  Cowboys signed CB Brandon Underwood to reserve/future contract.

Dolphins

Eagles

  • The Philadelphia Eagles finally parted ways with head coach Andy Reid on Monday. (NFLTR)
  • Falcons OC Dirk Koetter will interview with the Browns at some point this week.  (NFLTR)
  • Eagles sign: WR B.J. Cunningham, DT Ronnie Cameron, TE Derek Carrier, LB Marcus Dowtin, OL Matt Reynolds, G Julian Vandervelde, and CB Eddie Whitley to reserve/future contracts.

Falcons

  • Falcons OC Dirk Koetter will interview with the Chiefs, Browns and Eagles regarding their head coach vacancies at some point this week. (NFLTR)

Jaguars

  • Jaguars have asked permission to interview 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble for their GM opening. (Adam Schefter)
  • Cardinals vice president of player personnel Steve Keim could be an option for the Browns GM job. (Jason Cole)

Jets

  • Jets have fired GM Mike Tannenbaum. (NFLTR)
  • The Jets asked for permission to interview Giants director of college scouting Marc Ross for their GM job. (Kimberly Jones)
  • Jets have asked permission to interview 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble for their GM opening. (Adam Schefter)
  • Jets signed S Jaiquawn Jarrett to a reserve/future contract.

Lions

  • Lions fired WR coach Shawn Jefferson, RB coach Sam Gash, TE coach Tim Lappano. (Anwar Richardson)

Patriots

  • OC Josh McDaniels has reportedly notified teams he will remain with the Patriots and pass on interviewing for HC jobs. (Adam Schefter)

Raiders

  • Raiders fired OC Greg Knapp.  (Vic Tafur)

Rams

  • Danny Amendola mentioned that he wants to return to the Rams next season.  (stlouisrams.com)
  • Rams sign: LB Jabara Williams, WRs Nick Johnson and Raymond Radway, DE Mason Brodine, RB Chase Reynolds, TE Cameron Graham, G Brandon Washington, and OT Ty Nsekhe to reserve/future contracts.

Ravens

  • Ravens assistant GM Eric DeCosta released a statement saying that he intends to remain with the Ravens and will decline requests to interview for other teams. (Jason La Canfora)

Titans

  • Titans will retain head coach Mike Munchak for next season, despite what was another disappointing season for the team. (NFLTR)
  • Titans sign: WR Diondre Borel, DT Zach Clayton, DE Thaddeus Gibson, S Suaesi Tuimaunei and TE Martell Webb to futures contracts.
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