Breer: The GM hot list
With several general manager posts opening up, Albert Breer provides 13 rising front-office figures from across the league. More ...
Irsay disclosed Popp's name after prompting his followers to guess a mystery candidate by listing Popp's first name and CFL affiliation.
"Look at this man's accomplishments!" Irsay wrote. "Does he deserve NFL shot or not a good fit in NFL??"
Popp has helped lead the Alouettes to three Grey Cup victories since 2000.
Team sources told NFL Network's Albert Breer this week that Dallas Cowboys assistant director of player personnel Tom Ciskowski is among the candidates to be interviewed, and NFL.com's Steve Wyche, citing a league source, reported that Atlanta Falcons director of college scouting David Caldwell also is among the seven prospective hires.