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NFL coaches news and rumors: Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels passes on interview opportunity with Bengals

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A look at all the latest rumors from around the NFL.

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The NFL’s 2018 regular season is over which means we now know who will play in the postseason — and who is already on to the next year. Coaching changes are a natural part of this process of transitioning from one season into another, and a lot of them will occur around so-called Black Monday: the first day after week 17 is normally the one when most coaches are relieved off their duties.

Let’s use this tracker to stay up to date on all the latest news and rumors — and also find out what is going on with the New England Patriots’ coaching staff.


Coaches fired

Green Bay Packers: head coach Mike McCarthy has been fired (source)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: head coach Dirk Koetter has been fired (source)

New York Jets: head coach Todd Bowles has been fired (source)

Denver Broncos: head coach Vance Joseph has been fired (source)

Miami Dolphins: head coach Adam Gase has been fired (source)

Cincinnati Bengals: head coach Marvin Lewis has been fired (source)

Arizona Cardinals: head coach Steve Wilks has been fired (source)


Coaches kept

Jacksonville Jaguars: head coach Doug Marrone will be kept (source)

Carolina Panthers: head coach Ron Rivera will be kept (source)


Patriots news and rumors

The Packers have requested permission to interview both Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and the team’s de-facto defensive coordinator, Brian Flores. (source) With New England on a bye next weekend, both men will have time to do interviews. However, they cannot get hired until after the Patriots’ season is over.

The Cleveland Browns have also requested permission to speak with on of the Patriots’ assistants: they want to interview Brian Flores for their head coaching vacancy. (source)

After firing head coach Vance Joseph, the Broncos have also asked the Patriots for their permission to interview Brian Flores for the job. (source)

The Dolphins have also requested to speak with Brian Flores for their head coaching job. (source)

The Bengals have requested an interview with Josh McDaniels. (source)

Brian Flores will reportedly meet with four teams this weekend: the Browns, the Broncos, the Packers, and the Buccaneers. (source)

McDaniels is the “clear-cut leading candidate” for the Packers and “could have a deal in place” before the divisional round. (source)

Josh McDaniels has reportedly passed on the opportunity to speak with the Bengals. (source)


Josh McDaniels interviews: Green Bay Packers

Brian Flores interviews: Green Bay Packers, Cleveland Browns, Denver Broncos, Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers