NFL Notes: Head-Coaching Candidates, Bengals, Cowboys, Seahawks, Steelers

Head-Coaching Candidates

Tom Pelissero of NFL Media offers a list of NFL assistant coaches who could generate interest next year for head-coaching vacancies around the league.

Pelissero’s list includes:

  1. Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy
  2. Seahawks defensive coordinator Kris Richard
  3. Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel
  4. Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia
  5. Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo
  6. Raiders offensive coordinator Todd Downing
  7. Dolphins defensive coordinator Matt Burke

Pelissero admits that it’s shaping up to Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and everyone else, much like it was last year. Sources tell Pelissero that McDaniels is “ready and excited if the right opportunity comes.”

Some other names that will likely draw interest include:

  1. Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich
  2. Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks
  3. Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther
  4. Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub
  5. Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin
  6. Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur
  7. Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz
  8. Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy
  9. Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier
  10. Seahawks offensive line coach/assistant head coach Tom Cable
  11. Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith


  • Bengals CB Adam Jones is dealing with a transverse process fracture in his back, which is considered a pain management issue for him moving forward. (Jim Owczarski)


  • Cowboys VP Stephen Jones said during a radio interview that they will “absolutely not” be trading one of their receivers before the upcoming deadline. (Jon Machota)



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