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Seahawks' Darrell Bevell will be a top coaching candidate in 2014

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Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell is primed to be a hot candidate for head coaching vacancies in 2014, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL Network's "Around the League Live."

Bevell has been integral in molding quarterback Russell Wilson, and other front office executives have taken notice, per Rapoport. Bevell interviewed for three positions last year -- jobs with the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars and Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks noticed all the teams courting Bevell and rewarded him with a lucrative two-year contract extension during the offseason, Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the deal.

Bevell, 43, was the Vikings' offensive coordinator for five years before he took control of the Seahawks' offense in 2011. The Seahawks' offense is ranked No. 8 this season, and their biggest receiving threat -- Percy Harvin -- could return for Week 8 against the Rams, Rapoport reported.

The Seahawks play the Cardinals on NFL Network's "Thursday Night Football."

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