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Throughout the day on Monday (and now Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday!) week news and rumors will be flying about job security of various NFL coaches. Bookmark this page to stay updated constantly.
1:10 p.m. ET
- According to reports, Mike Sherman is close to being named head coach of the Buccaneers. And he could potentially hire Brad Childress as his offensive coordinator, though Chilly might also land with the Browns.
- Gregg Williams won a Super Bowl in New Orleans, but he could reportedly follow Jeff Fisher wherever Fisher lands (read: St. Louis).
- The rumor mill surrounding Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's been weird this offseason, but he could reportedly be out the door regardless of whether or not he's getting a head coaching job.
9:20 p.m. ET
- The Cardinals got Todd Haley his last job and they might get him his next one, as the former Chiefs coach is reportedly close to re-joining his old team.
- The Jets are reportedly contemplating eyeing potential replacements for Brian Schottenheimer, and a combo of Dirk Koetter and Tony Sparano could be in the mix.
- Hue Jackson talks like he's locked into the Raiders gig, but there's some rumblings that he could be on the hot seat.
- Although Ray Horton realizes that Jeff Fisher has to be the No. 1 choice for the Rams job, the St. Louis Post Dispatch is reporting that if Fisher takes the Miami job, St. Louis will give a second look to Horton, the Cardinals defensive coordinator. Apparently, Horton's initial five-hour interview went very well. "When it was over they called my agent and said they were blown away by him, and he couldn't have been any better," Horton said.
- According to Rapid Reporter Ron Clements, the Rams have received permission to interview Tennessee VP of football operations Lake Dawson and Titans VP of player personnel Ruston Webster for the vacant GM job. Both worked with Jeff Fisher in Tennessee.
- CBSSports.com's Clark Judge speculates that Vikings defensive coordinator Fred Pagac might be fired soon. According to Judge, four candidates have already lined up interviews to replace him -- Steve Spagnuolo, Raheem Morris, Mel Tucker and Mike Singletary.
- The Chiefs reportedly have decided to remove the interim tag for coach Romeo Crennel, meaning the job is all his. It seems like general manager Scott Pioli wanted Crennel to have the job all along.
- It didn't take long for the Patriots to hire their next offensive coordinator to replace Bill O'Brien. It's their old offensive coordinator of course as Josh McDaniels will take over O'Brien's spot for 2012 AND will begin work immediately, helping New England in this postseason.
- According to NFL.com's Jason La Canfora, the Dolphins have permission from the Falcons to interview offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey. Jacksonville already has shown interest in Mularkey.
11:20 p.m. ET
- Josh McDaniels is interviewing with his old team, the Patriots, for his old job, offensive coordinator, this weekend.
12:13 p.m. ET
- Mike Tice, the Bears offensive line coach, was promoted to offensive coordinator to fill the role left vacant by Mike Martz' departure.
- Ray Horton, the Cardinals defensive coordinator, is set to interview with the Rams for their head coaching position soon.
9:03 a.m. ET
- Our Ryan Wilson takes a look at who might replace Bill O'Brien as offensive coordinator for the Patriots.
- You'd think his work with the Jaguars would have kept Jack Del Rio off of coaching candidate lists. You'd be wrong: Del Rio will reportedly interview with the Chiefs for their head-coaching position.
4:15 p.m. ET
- Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin has been a busy man lately, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Philben was in Kansas City on Wednesday, and by this weekend, he'll interview for the Dolphins head coaching job as well.
- Although he and general manager A.J. Smith kept their job, Chargers coach Norv Turner fired defensive coordinator Greg Manusky after just one season. Interesting, because, three days ago, Turner said he thought Manusky had done a good job this year.
9:00 a.m. ET
- Raheem Morris was spotted dining with Redskins brass, and Washington could be interested in hiring Morris as a defensive coach. The only problem with that scenario is that Buccaneers were the worst team in the league in points allowed this season.
- Yahoo Sports' Michael Silver has written that the Jeff Fisher sweepstakes has become a two-way race between the Dolphins and the Rams. Fisher was scheduled to interview with St. Louis today.
- NFL.com's Albert Breer is saying that Jay (not Jon!) Gruden is the favorite to land the head coaching job in Jacksonville. The Bengals offensive coordinator, however, can't interview until Cincinnati is out of the playoffs. Until then, it sounds like the Jaguars will continue to interview every hot offensive coordinator they can find.
8:20 p.m. ET
- According to multiple reports, Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien will interview for the Penn State job on Thursday. Though his interview with the school has been reported and then denied previously, it seems like O'Brien might have a real shot at landing this position, especially since it appears he's not a candidate for any current open NFL head coaching jobs.
5:58 p.m. ET
- The Rams have requested permission from the Ravens to interview director of player personnel Eric DeCosta for the St. Louis general manager spot, according to PFT. DeCosta is seen as the possible successor to Ozzie Newsome in Baltimore. St. Louis also has received permission from the Falcons to interview director of player personnel Les Snead.
10:53 a.m. ET
- Here's another fun rumor: the Bears job is the job that Jeff Fisher has reportedly "always wanted." Just one little problem -- the Bears are keeping Lovie Smith. For now.
- Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy's name is picking up steam. The Denver Post reports he's one of the people in the running for the Jaguars job. McCoy's also been linked to the Chiefs offensive coordinator position.
6:06 p.m. ET
- Jeff Fisher's the hottest name on the coaching circuit and he officially visited Miami -- even flying there on a helicopter! -- to talk to owner Stephen Ross about the Dolphins gig.
- Perhaps the most shocking news of the day came when the Chargers announced that they were keeping Norv Turner and A.J. Smith in 2012. Unless you're CBSSports.com's Clark Judge anyway -- he wrote this was happening yesterday and doesn't think it's a surprise.
- But the Bears weren't done! Well, actually they didn't do anything, but offensive coordinator Mike Martz did resign from the team. Our Mike Freeman writes that the Bears are in a state of upheavle.
- General Manager Jerry Angelo gets the boot by the Bears, but Chicago decides Lovie Smith "will remain."
6:00 p.m. ET
- Colts owner Jim Irsay calls firing Bill and Chris Polian a tough decision, and adds that "it's not outside the realm of possibility" that Jim Caldwell returns as head coach. When asked if Peyton Manning will play again he responded, "I don't."
- According to CBSSports.com's Clark Judge, the Chargers are considering retaining coach Norv Turner and general manager A.J. Smith.
- The Rams will interview Jeff Fisher this week for their vacant coaching job. If they land Fisher, then they would try to find a general manager.
4:03 p.m. ET
- The Jets just finished their season-ending press conference with Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum, who said that nothing will change in 2012! But no, really, Brian Schottenheimer will be back, Mark Sanchez will start, and Santonio Holmes will be back. Also, Rex explains why he cried in the locker room.
- According to the Buffalo News, Bills defensive coordinator George Edwards has been fired and replaced by Dave Wannstedt.
2:42 p.m. ET
- There are mutliple reports that Colts owner Jim Irsay has fired front office executives Bill and Chris Polian. Jim Caldwell isn't officially gone, but it's not looking good at this point.
- According to the Chicago Tribune, Bears special teams coach Dave Toub will interview for the Dolphins job.
1:59 p.m. ET
- Our own Will Brinson put together a list of potential candidates to replace Steve Spagnuolo in St. Louis.
- A report from the New York Daily News says that Brian Schottenheimer will interview with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Because the Jets offense was just so awesome this year, apparently.
- According to a report, the Jaguars have called the Panthers seeking permission to talk with offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who, along with Cam Newton, took the Panthers from the NFL's worst offense in 2010 to seventh-best in 2011.
- Although there were reports that Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien was the prime coaching target for Penn State, it sounds like O'Brien won't be headed to Happy Valley after all.
- During his last regular-season news conference, Colts coach Jim Caldwell said he's "moving forward" with his day-to-day work. Caldwell also said he met with owner Jim Irsay on Sunday night and with executives Bill and Chris Polian on Monday morning. Obviously, at this moment, Caldwell is still employed. Which led Indy Star reporter Phillip B. Wilson to tweet, "Colts fans, to be honest, I have no idea what's going on ... maybe team won't announce changes for another day or two, IDK."
- And we have victim No. 2: Raheem Morris was fired by the Bucs on Monday after closing out the season with a 10-game losing streak.
- An interesting set of tweets from UniversalDraft.com's Chris Kouffman: "<s>@</s>ArmandoSalguero with a stunning revelation that Carl Peterson was told to have dinner w/ Jon Gruden and allowed to offer Gruden the job ... which included total control over football operations, ability to hire and fire whomever he wanted...and Gruden TURNED IT DOWN. Yikes."
- The Dolphins release a statement saying they're gearing up for their coaching search.
- The Rams made the Spags firing official and also fired general manager Billy Devaney. CBSSports.com's Clark Judge believes St. Louis should target an offensive-minded coach in order to build around quarterback Sam Bradford.
- We have our first victim on Black Monday! Steve Spagnuolo, as expected, was fired by the St. Louis on Monday. Spags was 10-38 in three years with the Rams but should be a hot name for defensive coordinator positions.
- The Jaguars have asked permission from the Falcons to interview offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey.
- You want to talk about a coach in demand? How about Jeff Fisher. Mike Freeman writes that the two jobs that intrigue him the most are Indianapolis and Tampa Bay.
- Speaking of the Jets, their public relations staff announced that BOTH general manager Mike Tannenbaum and coach Rex Ryan will be at Monday's press conference. That's not "normal" and it could mean that people's jobs are in trouble.
- Despite a disappointing season in which the Jets didn't make the playoffs, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine -- whose reputation has largely remained intact this year -- has reportedly drawn interest from the Dolphins.
- Norv Turner's unlikely to be fired on Monday. Yes, we're surprised too. But Chargers president Dean Spanos wants to take "a couple days" to evaluate Turner and general manager A.J. Smith.
9:07 a.m ET
- CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman reports that the Bucs spent all evening gathering intel on Raheem Morris from players. Ownership is starting to believe that though they don't want to fire Morris, they might have to fire Morris.
- CBS Sports Charley Casserly reported on Sunday that there was "strong sentiment" in Indy to bring Jim Caldwell back as Colts coach in 2012.
- There was plenty of scuttlebutt Sunday morning about Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien making his way to Penn State.