Tuesday’s NFL News and Rumors: The ripple effects of Raiders’ decision to fire Mayock

The NFL head coaching and general manager hiring cycle continues -- here's the latest news and rumors as teams prepare to make offers.

This is setting up to be one of the longest NFL head coach and general manager hiring cycles in recent memory. With each day, the pool of teams in search of new leadership has grown rather than shrunk. Two more jobs opened up Monday. We go through all the news and rumors on Day 9 of the NFL offseason.

NFL News and Rumors Today

The Las Vegas Raiders became the fourth team to need a new GM and the eighth searching for a new coach after firing Mike Mayock Monday and sending out signals that Rich Bisaccia is all but done too. That decision further gummed up the works that was already filled with Juicy Fruit.

Chicago Bears

Fired: Matt Nagy (HC), Ryan Pace (GM)

Scheduled/requested HC interviews:

  • Todd Bowles
    Buccaneers defensive coordinator
  • Jim Caldwell
    Former Colts, Lions head coach
    Saturday, Jan. 15
  • Brian Daboll
    Bills offensive coordinator
    Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Matt Eberflus
    Colts defensive coordinator
    Monday, Jan. 17
  • Brian Flores
    Former Dolphins head coach
    Friday, Jan. 14
  • Leslie Frazier
    Bills defensive coordinator
    Friday, Jan. 21
  • Nathaniel Hackett
    Packers offensive coordinator
    Saturday, Jan. 15
  • Byron Leftwich
    Buccaneers offensive coordinator
  • Doug Pederson
    Former Eagles head coach
    Wednesday, Jan. 12
  • Dan Quinn
    Cowboys defensive coordinator

Scheduled/requested GM interviews:

  • Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
    Browns vice president of football operations
  • Morocco Brown
    Colts director of college scouting
    Tuesday, Jan. 18
  • Ran Carthon
    49ers director of player personnel
  • Glenn Cook
    Browns vice president of player personnel
  • Ed Dodds
    Colts assistant general manager
    Monday, Jan. 17
  • Jeff Ireland
    Saints assistant general manager
    Friday, Jan. 14
  • Champ Kelly
    Bears assistant director of player personnel
    Thursday, Jan. 13
  • Omar Khan
    Steelers vice president of football and business administration
  • Reggie McKenzie
    Dolphins senior personnel executive
  • Monti Ossenfort
    Titans director of player personnel
    Saturday, Jan. 15
  • Joe Schoen
    Bills assistant general manager
    Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Eliot Wolf
    Patriots director of scouting
    Tuesday, Jan. 18

The latest: Brown and Wolf get their face time with the McCaskeys Tuesday, and logic suggests the Bears are nearing some sort of resolution with their GM search. But that’s only Step 1 of a consequential offseason in the Second City.

The Bears won’t be hiring a head coach before this weekend, assuming they still plan on interviewing Frazier.

Denver Broncos

Fired: Vic Fangio (HC)

Scheduled/requested interviews:

  • Eric Bieniemy 
    Chiefs offensive coordinator
  • Brian Callahan
    Bengals offensive coordinator
  • Jonathan Gannon
    Eagles defensive coordinator
    Wednesday, Jan. 19
  • Luke Getsy
    Packers QB coach/passing game coordinator
    Friday, Jan. 14
  • Aaron Glenn
    Lions defensive coordinator
    Thursday, Jan. 13
  • Nathaniel Hackett 
    Packers offensive coordinator
    Thursday, Jan. 13
  • Jerod Mayo
    Patriots LB coach
    Wednesday, Jan. 19
  • Kellen Moore
    Cowboys offensive coordinator
    Tuesday, Jan. 18
  • Kevin O’Connell
    Rams offensive coordinator
  • Dan Quinn
    Cowboys defensive coordinator
    Tuesday, Jan. 18

The latest: It’s a big day for Broncos GM George Paton. He finally gets to sit down with Quinn, who many view as the front-runner for the Denver job. Quinn and Paton have a long history that dates back at least to 2005 when they were on staff together in Miami.

Houston Texans

Fired: David Culley (and offensive coordinator Tim Kelly)

Scheduled/requested interviews:

  • Brian Flores
    Former Dolphins head coach
    Friday, January 14
  • Jonathan Gannon
    Eagles defensive coordinator
    Tuesday, Jan. 18
  • Joe Lombardi
    Chargers offensive coordinator
    Saturday, Jan. 15
  • Hines Ward
    Florida Atlantic special assistant to the head coach
    Saturday, Jan. 15

The latest: Nick Caserio did the easy part. He fired Culley after one season. But he’s not exactly nailing the hard part. His dream of luring Josh McDaniels out of New England seems to be far-fetched. Caserio’s roster of candidates, at least as of now, seems thin to put it kindly.

Jacksonville Jaguars

Fired: Urban Meyer (HC)

Scheduled/requested interviews:

  • Darrell Bevell
    Jaguars interim head coach
    Tuesday, January 11
  • Todd Bowles
    Buccaneers defensive coordinator
    Friday, January 3 (Jan. 7 has also been reported)
  • Jim Caldwell
    Former Colts and Lions head coach
    Tuesday, January 4
  • Matt Eberflus
    Colts defensive coordinator
    Saturday, January 15 (first); Thursday, January 20 (second)
  • Nathaniel Hackett
    Packers offensive coordinator
    Friday, January 14
  • Byron Leftwich
    Buccaneers offensive coordinator
    Friday, January 7
  • Kellen Moore
    Cowboys offensive coordinator
    Friday, January 7
  • Bill O’Brien
    Alabama offensive coordinator
    Thursday, January 13
  • Doug Pederson
    Former Eagles head coach
    Thursday, December 30
  • Dan Quinn
    Cowboys defensive coordinator

The latest: Two significant pieces of news dropped by NFL Network late Tuesday: O’Brien, in the words of Mike Garafolo, will likely not be the hire. But Eberflus certainly could be. The Colts assistant because the first known finalist for the job.

Las Vegas Raiders

Resigned: Jon Gruden (HC)

Scheduled/requested HC interviews:

  • Jerod Mayo
    Patriots LB coach

Scheduled/requested GM interviews:

  • Trey Brown
    Bengals scout
  • Ed Dodds
    Colts assistant general manager
  • Dave Ziegler
    Patriots director of player personnel

The latest: Jim Harbaugh is the name to watch here. Mark Davis’ decision to move on from Mayock, and presumably Bisaccia, might have been a set piece to lure Harbaugh back to the NFL. The Athletic reported Monday that Michigan is working to do right by Harbaugh this offseason after convincing him to take a pay cut last offseason, but will it be enough?

Miami Dolphins

Fired: Brian Flores (HC)

Scheduled/requested interviews:

  • Thomas Brown
    Rams assistant head coach
  • Brian Daboll
    Bills offensive coordinator
    Sunday, January 16
  • Leslie Frazier
    Bills defensive coordinator
    Sunday, January 16
  • Vance Joseph
    Cardinals defensive coordinator
  • Mike McDaniel
    49ers offensive coordinator
    Wednesday, Jan. 19
  • Kellen Moore
    Cowboys offensive coordinator
  • Dan Quinn
    Cowboys defensive coordinator

The latest: Joseph isn’t getting much attention, but he’s a name to watch in Miami. He might not be the Dolphins’ first choice, but with a so-so quarterback situation and eight other openings they’re competing against, he might look more and more appealing as the process goes on.

Minnesota Vikings

Fired: Mike Zimmer (HC), Rick Spielman (GM)

Scheduled/requested HC interviews:

  • Todd Bowles
    Buccaneers defensive coordinator
  • Nathaniel Hackett
    Packers offensive coordinator
    Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Kellen Moore
    Cowboys offensive coordinator
  • Jonathan Gannon
    Eagles defensive coordinator
    Thursday, Jan. 18
  • Raheem Morris
    Rams defensive coordinator
  • Kevin O’Connell
    Rams offensive coordinator
  • Dan Quinn
    Cowboys defensive coordinator
  • DeMeco Ryans
    49ers defensive coordinator
    Wednesday, Jan. 19

Scheduled/requested GM interviews:

  • Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
    Browns vice president of football operations
    Monday, Jan. 17
  • Brandon Brown
    Eagles director of player personnel
    Tuesday, Jan. 18
  • Glenn Cook
    Browns vice president of player personnel
    Thursday, Jan. 20
  • Monti Ossenfort
    Titans director of player personnel
    Sunday, Jan. 16
  • Ryan Poles
    Chiefs director of player personnel
  • Catherine Raîche
    Eagles vice president of football operations
    Monday, Jan. 17
  • John Spytek
    Buccaneers vice president of player personnel
    This week
  • Eliot Wolf
    Patriots player personnel consultant
    Thursday, Jan. 20

The latest: The Vikings on Tuesday got to better know Brown, who has worked the last five years with the Eagles, most recently as the director of player personnel. In addition to running Philadelphia’s pro scouting operation, he also has a hand in the draft. Brown also has spent time in the Colts’ front office.

New York Giants

Fired/retired: Joe Judge (HC), Dave Gettleman (GM)

Scheduled/requested HC interviews:

  • None announced

Scheduled/requested GM interviews:

  • Ran Carthon
    49ers director of pro personnel
    Monday, January 17
  • Ryan Cowden
    Titans vice president of player personnel
    Friday, January 14
  • Quentin Harris
    Cardinals vice president of player personnel
    Thursday, January 13
  • Joe Hortiz
    Ravens director of player personnel
    Saturday, January 15
  • Monti Ossenfort
    Titans director of player personnel
    Friday, January 14
  • Adam Peters
    49ers assistant general manager
    Monday, January 17
  • Ryan Poles
    Chiefs executive director of player personnel
    Thursday, January 13
  • Joe Schoen
    Bills assistant general manager
    Wednesday, January 12
  • Adrian Wilson
    Cardinals vice president of pro personnel
    Wednesday, January 12

The latest: The Giants might be closing in on making an offer. The New York Post first reported that Schoen was in-town for a second interview with assistant general manager Joe Schoen, who is also considered a top candidate for the Bears’ opening. Ryan Poles will also get a second look, per NFL Network.

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