Status: Cleveland parts ways with GM John Dorsey, and fired head coach Freddie Kitchens after Week 17.
Updates: Albert Breer reports that Dorsey said no to a reworked organizational structure.
The Browns have requested permission to interview Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman, Albert Breer reports.
The Browns have also reportedly requested to interview Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot, and 49ers DC Robert Saleh, per Schefter. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero is additionally reporting that the team has put in an interview request for Bills OC Brian Daboll.
The MMQB’s Albert Breer reports that McDaniels, a Canton native, is a favorite of Cleveland owner Jimmy Haslam. Breer also reports that former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer, who “could bring the discipline and program-building acumen that’s been in short supply for a while in Berea,” would have support in some corners of the team’s current management.
Status: Washington is set to hire former Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. The team fired head coach Jay Gruden on Oct. 7 and fired team president Bruce Allen on Monday morning, per a statement from owner Dan Snyder.
Updates: Redskins owner Dan Snyder quietly assembled a group of football people to handle the search and re-configure his football operation, per Albert Breer.
NEW YORK GIANTS
Status: Giants have fired head coach Pat Shurmur. The team will retain GM Dave Gettleman, according to multiple reports.
Updates: The Giants are the second NFC East team to be searching for a head coach—and depending on Jerry Jones’s decision on Jason Garrett, there could possibly be three NFC East openings.
The Giants have requested to Baltimore defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, Albert Breer reports. Martindale would like to bring LSU pass-game coordinator Joe Brady with him as his offensive coordinator, if he gets a head-coaching job. By rule, the Ravens coordinators can interview this week, during the team’s first-round bye.
The Giants (along with the Panthers and Browns) have requested permission to interview Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Additionally, the Giants have requested to interview Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy, according to Eric Lombardo of NJ.com.
Cowboys passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach Kris Richard is also scheduled to interview with the team on Thursday, per ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Bigger changes may be needed for this franchise:
Status: Jaguars owner Shad Khan announces that GM Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone will return in 2020. Khan called the team’s 2019 results 2019 “unacceptable,” but he says that the staff’s plan convinced him to keep them.
One big change: Marrone and Caldwell will now report directly to Khan.
Updates: The MMQB’s Albert Breer reports: The status of GM Dave Caldwell and coach Doug Marrone has floated back-and-forth over the weekend. The belief across the league last week was that the two would likely get another year, in part because EVP Tony Khan, the owner’s son, was set to become more involved in the organization, and he likes them both. But ultimately, the decision will be up to Shad Khan, and he’s been quiet about this one. At some point this week, Khan plans to meet with all his people in football leadership.
Status: Carolina fired head coach Ron Rivera on Dec. 3 after Week 13.
Updates: The Panthers reportedly interviewed former Packers head coach Mike McCarthy after Week 16, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Carolina plans to interview Baylor coach Matt Rhule, per ESPN’s David Newton.
The Panthers (along with the Giants and Browns) have requested permission to interview Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The MMQB’s Albert Breer also reports that Rhule and McDaniels are in the mix.
Updates: Jerry Jones declined to comment on head coach Jason Garrett’s status when speaking to reporters after the Cowboys’ Week 17 win.
The MMQB’s Albert Breer reports that Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley, Urban Meyer and Matt Rhule will all likely hear from Dallas quickly after the trigger is pulled, assuming Garrett is indeed let go.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport says Garrett met with players today and thanked them, but did not tell them he and the organization were parting ways.
Updates: Owner Arthur Blank announced before Week 17 that the team will be retaining head coach Dan Quinn and GM Thomas Dimitroff. After the Falcons’ 1-7 start this season, the jobs of both seemed to be on shaky ground, but Blank silenced rumors before the final game of the season, a 28–22 victory over the Buccaneers.
Updates: The Dolphins announced that they let go offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea, offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo and safeties coach Tony Oden.
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