Breer adds that Terry Fontenot of the Saints impressed in his interview with Denver, and could also be under consideration for the vacant position in Atlanta.
Ryan O’Halloran of The Denver Post mentions that after Dave Ziegler of the Patriots dropped out of the Broncos’ GM race, only Paton, Fontenot, Champ Kelly, and Brian Stark currently remain among those who have been interviewed.
O’Halloran says that he would take advantage of the contract situation of QB Drew Lock and attempt to sign a free agent quarterback such as Tyrod Taylor orAndy Dalton.
O’Halloran adds that LBVon Miller would be much harder for the team to move on from, and also thinks that veteran S Kareem Jackson deserves the chance to return next season after playing well.
In the upcoming draft, O’Halloran is of the mindset that the team should select a cornerback, defensive end, and safety with their first three picks.
Vikings college scouting director Jamal Stephenson is a candidate to follow Paton to Denver as his top assistant if he takes the GM job. (O’Halloran)
Albert Breer notes that one possible replacement for former Eagles’ HC Doug Pederson is Chiefs’ passing game coordinatorMike Kafka, as the team was interested in him as offensive coordinator last season and GM Howie Roseman knows him well from his time as a backup quarterback in Philadelphia.