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NFL coaching, GM tracker: Latest news, interviews, developments in 2021 hiring cycle

NFL.com is tracking all of the latest news, interviews and developments concerning coach and GM vacancies around the league as the 2021 hiring cycle kicks into gear. The information below -- sourced from NFL Media reports and official team announcements -- will be updated in real time during the coming weeks.

HEAD COACHES HIRED

Jacksonville Jaguars hire Urban Meyer

The Jaguars announced they hired former Ohio State and Florida head coach Urban Meyer on Jan. 14.

New York Jets hire Robert Saleh

The New York Jets announced they hired San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh on Jan. 14.

Atlanta Falcons hire Arthur Smith

The Atlanta Falcons announced they hired Titans offensive coordinator Arthur Smith to be their next head coach on Jan. 16.

Los Angeles Chargers hire Brandon Staley

The Los Angeles Chargers announced they hired Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley to be their next head coach on Jan. 17.

Detroit Lions hire Dan Campbell

The Detroit Lions agreed to a six-year deal with Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach Dan Campbell to be their next head coach on Jan. 20.

Philadelphia Eagles hire Nick Sirianni

The PhiladelphiaEagles officially hired Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni as their new head coach on Jan. 24.

HEAD COACH INTERVIEWS

Atlanta Falcons

  • Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator -- completed (more)
  • Todd Bowles, Buccaneers defensive coordinator -- completed (more)
  • Joe Brady, Panthers offensive coordinator -- completed (more)
  • Nathaniel Hackett, Packers offensive coordinator -- completed (more)
  • Raheem Morris, interim Falcons HC -- completed (more)
  • Robert Saleh, 49ers defensive coordinator -- hired by Jets
  • Arthur Smith, Titans offensive coordinator -- hired

Detroit Lions

  • Darrell Bevell, interim Lions HC -- completed
  • Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator -- completed
  • Todd Bowles, Buccaneers defensive coordinator -- canceled
  • Dan Campbell, Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach -- hired (more)
  • Marvin Lewis, former Bengals HC and current Arizona State co-DC -- completed (more)
  • Robert Saleh, 49ers defensive coordinator -- hired by Jets
  • Arthur Smith, Titans offensive coordinator -- hired by Falcons

Houston Texans

  • Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator -- completed (per team)
  • Joe Brady, Panthers offensive coordinator -- completed (per team)
  • Jim Caldwell, former Lions and Colts HC -- completed (more); second interview -- completed (per team)
  • David Culley, Ravens assistant HC/WR coach -- completed (per team); second interview -- planned
  • Matt Eberflus, Colts defensive coordinator -- completed (per team)
  • Leslie Frazier, Bills assistant HC/DC -- completed (per team); second interview -- planned
  • Tim Kelly, Texans offensive coordinator -- planned
  • Marvin Lewis, former Bengals HC and current Arizona State co-DC -- completed (more)
  • Josh McCown, Texans QB -- completed (per team)
  • Brandon Staley, Rams defensive coordinator -- hired by Chargers

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator -- completed
  • Urban Meyer, former Ohio State, Florida and Utah HC -- hired (more)
  • Raheem Morris, interim Falcons HC -- completed
  • Robert Saleh, 49ers defensive coordinator -- hired by Jets

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator -- completed
  • Joe Brady, Panthers offensive coordinator -- completed
  • Brian Daboll, Bills offensive coordinator -- completed
  • Matt Eberflus, Colts defensive coordinator -- completed
  • Jason Garrett, Giants offensive coordinator -- completed
  • Robert Saleh, 49ers defensive coordinator -- hired by Jets
  • Arthur Smith, Titans offensive coordinator -- hired by Falcons
  • Brandon Staley, Rams defensive coordinator -- hired (more)

New York Jets

  • Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator -- completed (per team)
  • Joe Brady, Panthers offensive coordinator -- completed (per team)
  • Brian Daboll, Bills offensive coordinator -- completed (per team)
  • Matt Eberflus, Colts defensive coordinator -- completed (per team)
  • Aaron Glenn, Saints secondary coach -- completed (per team)
  • Patrick Graham, Giants defensive coordinator -- re-signed with Giants (more)
  • Marvin Lewis, former Bengals HC and current Arizona State co-DC -- completed (per team)
  • Robert Saleh, 49ers defensive coordinator -- hired (more)
  • Arthur Smith, Titans offensive coordinator -- hired by Falcons
  • Brandon Staley, Rams defensive coordinator -- hired by Chargers

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Dennis Allen, Saints defensive coordinator -- completed
  • Eric Bieniemy, Chiefs offensive coordinator -- completed
  • Todd Bowles, Buccaneers defensive coordinator -- completed
  • Joe Brady, Panthers offensive coordinator -- completed
  • Jerod Mayo, Patriots inside linebackers coach -- completed
  • Josh McDaniels, Patriots offensive coordinator -- completed
  • Kellen Moore, Cowboys offensive coordinator -- completed
  • Robert Saleh, 49ers defensive coordinator -- hired by Jets
  • Nick Sirianni, Colts offensive coordinator -- hired (more)
  • Arthur Smith, Titans offensive coordinator -- hired by Falcons
  • Brandon Staley, Rams defensive coordinator -- hired by Chargers

GENERAL MANAGERS HIRED

Houston Texans hire Nick Caserio

Longtime Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio has been hired as the new general manager of the Houston Texans. Caserio was with the Patriots for 20 years, which included six Super Bowl victories and nine appearances.

Denver Broncos hire George Paton

Longtime Vikings assistant general manager and VP of player personnel George Paton has been hired as the new general manager of the Denver Broncos. Paton, who spent the past 14 years with the Vikings, agreed to a six-year deal on Jan. 13.

Detroit Lions hire Brad Holmes

Rams director of college scouting Brad Holmes has been hired as the new general manager of the Detroit Lions. Holmes, who has served in various roles for the Rams over the past 18 years, agreed to terms on a five-year deal on Jan. 14.

Carolina Panthers hire Scott Fitterer

Seahawks VP of football operations Scott Fitterer was hired by the Carolina Panthers as their next general manager on Jan. 14.

Atlanta Falcons hire Terry Fontenot

The Atlanta Falcons announced the hire of Saints assistant GM/VP of pro personnel Terry Fontenot as their next general manager on Jan. 19.

Washington Football Team hires Martin Mayhew

49ers executive Martin Mayhew was hired by the Washington Football Team as their next GM, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Jan. 21. Former Panthers general manager Marty Hurney, who was previously finalizing a deal to become GM, has been appointed to a high-ranking front office role.

Jacksonville Jaguars hire Trent Baalke

The Jaguars announced the hiring of interim general manager Trent Baalke as their full-time GM on Jan. 21.

GENERAL MANAGER INTERVIEWS

Atlanta Falcons

  • Morocco Brown, Colts director of college scouting -- completed (per team)
  • Terry Fontenot, Saints VP/assistant GM -- hired
  • Brad Holmes, Rams director of college scouting -- hired by Lions
  • Anthony Robinson, Falcons director of college scouting -- completed (per team)
  • Rick Smith, former Texans GM -- completed (per team)

Carolina Panthers

  • Kwesi Adofo-Mensah, Browns VP of football operations -- completed (per team)
  • Nick Caserio, Patriots director of player personnel -- hired by Texans
  • Ed Dodds, Colts assistant GM -- completed (per team)
  • Scott Fitterer, Seahawks VP of football operations -- hired (more)
  • Jeff Ireland, Saints assistant GM -- completed (per team)
  • Champ Kelly, Bears assistant director of player personnel -- completed (per team)
  • Omar Khan, Steelers VP of football and business administration -- completed (per team)
  • Monti Ossenfort, Titans director of player personnel -- finalist (per team)
  • Adam Peters, 49ers VP of player personnel -- finalist (per team)
  • Ryan Poles, Chiefs assistant director of player personnel -- finalist (per team)
  • Jerry Reese, former Giants GM -- completed (per team)
  • Joe Schoen, Bills assistant GM -- completed (per team)
  • Pat Stewart, Panthers director of player personnel -- completed (per team)
  • Samir Suleiman, Panthers director of player negotiations and salary cap manager -- completed (per team)
  • Brandt Tilis, Chiefs director of football administration -- completed (per team)

Denver Broncos

  • Terry Fontenot, Saints VP/assistant GM -- completed (per team)
  • Champ Kelly, Bears assistant director of player personnel -- completed (per team)
  • George Paton, Vikings assistant general manager and VP of player personnel -- hired (more)
  • Brian Stark, Broncos director of college scouting -- completed (per team)
  • Dave Ziegler, Patriots assistant director of player personnel -- completed, withdrew from search (per team)

Detroit Lions

  • Thomas Dimitroff, former Falcons GM -- completed (per team)
  • Ed Dodds, Colts assistant GM -- completed (per team)
  • Terry Fontenot, Saints VP/assistant GM -- hired by Falcons
  • Brad Holmes, Rams director of college scouting -- hired (more)
  • Jeff Ireland, Saints assistant GM -- completed (per team)
  • Rob Lohman, Lions director of pro scouting -- completed (per team)
  • Lance Newmark, Lions director of player personnel -- completed (per team)
  • Kyle O'Brien, Lions VP of player personnel -- completed (per team)
  • George Paton, Vikings assistant GM -- hired by Broncos
  • Scott Pioli, NFL Network analyst and former Chiefs GM -- completed (per team)
  • Louis Riddick, ESPN analyst and former Eagles director of pro personnel -- completed (per team)
  • Rick Smith, former Texans GM -- completed (per team)

Houston Texans

  • Matt Bazirgan, Texans director of player personnel -- completed (more)
  • Nick Caserio, Patriots director of player personnel -- hired (more)
  • Scott Cohen, Ravens director of football research -- requested
  • Omar Khan, Steelers VP of football and business administration -- completed
  • Trent Kirchner, Seahawks VP of player personnel -- completed (per team)
  • Louis Riddick, ESPN analyst and former Eagles director of pro personnel -- completed (more)

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Ray Farmer, former Browns GM -- completed
  • Jerry Reese, former Giants GM -- completed (more)
  • Louis Riddick, ESPN analyst and former Eagles director of pro personnel -- completed (more)
  • Rick Smith, former Texans GM -- completed (per team)

Washington Football Team

  • Ryan Cowden, Titans VP of player personnel -- completed
  • Martin Mayhew, 49ers VP of player personnel -- completed
  • Marty Hurney, former Panthers GM -- hired
  • Nick Polk, Falcons Director of Football Operations -- completed

COORDINATORS EXTENDED

New York Giants sign defensive coordinator Patrick Graham to extension

Defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, whom the Jets requested to interview for their HC vacancy, will not pursue head coaching opportunities after signing an extension to remain with the Giants.

COORDINATORS HIRED

Chicago Bears hiring Sean Desai as new defensive coordinator

A member of the Bears' coaching staff since 2013, Sean Desai will take over as Chicago's DC in 2021.

Dallas Cowboys hire former Falcons coach Dan Quinn as defensive coordinator

Dan Quinn, who was fired as Falcons head coach during the 2020 season, has agreed to a deal to become the Cowboys' defensive coordinator.

Detroit Lions hire Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator; hiring former Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn as offensive coordinator

The Lions announced Aaron Glenn, who has coached the Saints' defensive backs for the past five seasons, will join the franchise as the new defensive coordinator.

Detroit is also closing in on a deal with former Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn to be its new offensive coordinator.

Las Vegas Raiders hire former Chargers DC Gus Bradley as defensive coordinator

Gus Bradley, who spent the past four seasons as Chargers DC, has agreed to a deal to become the Raiders' defensive coordinator.

Jacksonville Jaguars hire Darrell Bevell as offensive coordinator, Joe Cullen as defensive coordinator

Darrell Bevell, who replaced Matt Patricia as Lions interim HC during the 2020 season, is expected to be the Jaguars new offensive coordinator. Joe Cullen, who spent the past five seasons with the Ravens, is joining the Jaguars as their new defensive coordinator.

Los Angeles Rams hire former Falcons interim coach Raheem Morris as defensive coordinator

Raheem Morris, who replaced Dan Quinn as Falcons interim HC during the 2020 season, has agreed to a deal to become the Rams' defensive coordinator.

Atlanta Falcons hire Dean Pees as defensive coordinator, Dave Ragone as offensive coordinator

Dean Pees, a veteran DC who has coached for the Titans, Ravens and Patriots, has been hired as Falcons DC. Dave Ragone, who most recently worked as Bears passing game coordinator, is OC.

Philadelphia Eagles hire Jonathan Gannon as defensive coordinator, hiring Shane Steichen as offensive coordinator

Jonathan Gannon was hired as the Eagles' defensive coordinator on Jan. 24. Shane Steichen agreed to terms to be Philly's offensive coordinator on Jan. 25.

Los Angeles Chargers hiring Renaldo Hill as defensive coordinator, Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator

Former Denver Broncos defensive backs coach Renaldo Hill is joining the Chargers as their new defensive coordinator, while New Orleans Saints QB coach Joe Lombardi is coming to Los Angeles as its new offensive coordinator.

COORDINATOR INTERVIEWS

Atlanta Falcons

  • Frisman Jackson, Panthers wide receivers coach -- completed
  • Dean Pees, retired defensive coordinator -- hired (more)
  • Dave Ragone, Bears pass game coordinator -- hired (more)

Chicago Bears

  • James Bettcher, former Giants and Cardinals defensive coordinator -- completed

Dallas Cowboys

  • Dan Quinn, former Falcons coach -- hired (more)
  • Jason Simmons, Panthers passing game coordinator -- completed
  • Joe Whitt Jr., Falcons secondary/defensive pass game coordinator -- completed

Detroit Lions

  • Aaron Glenn, Saints secondary coach -- hired (more)
  • Anthony Lynn, former Chargers HC -- deal being finalized (more)
  • James Urban, Ravens QB coach -- completed

Jacksonville Jaguars

  • Marcus Brady, Colts QB coach -- completed
  • Joe Cullen, Ravens defensive line coach -- hired (more)
  • Scott Linehan, former LSU passing game coordinator and Cowboys OC -- favorite
  • Raheem Morris, interim Falcons HC -- completed

Las Vegas Raiders

  • Gus Bradley, Chargers defensive coordinator -- hired (more)

Los Angeles Chargers

  • Renaldo Hill, Broncos defensive backs coach -- hired (more)
  • Jonathan Gannon, Colts defensive backs coach -- completed

Los Angeles Rams

  • Raheem Morris, interim Falcons HC -- hired (more)

Philadelphia Eagles

  • Chris Harris, Washington Football Team defensive backs coach -- planned
  • Curtis Modkins, Broncos running backs coach -- planned (more)
  • Shane Steichen, Chargers offensive coordinator -- hired

Pittsburgh Steelers

  • Pep Hamilton, Chargers QBs coach -- planned

Seattle Seahawks

  • Anthony Lynn, former Chargers coach -- completed
  • Doug Pederson, former Eagles coach -- completed
  • Kirby Wilson, Raiders running backs coach -- planned

Tennessee Titans

  • Pep Hamilton, Chargers QBs coach -- planned

FIRED

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn, general manager Thomas Dimitroff

The Falcons fired Quinn in October after a 0-5 start to the season. Quinn notably led the Falcons to Super Bowl LI where Atlanta lost to the New England Patriots after holding a 28-3 lead in the second half. Quinn went 43-42 in over five seasons as Falcons HC. The Falcons fired Dimitroff along with Quinn in October. Dimitroff was GM in Atlanta for more than 12 seasons, drafted Matt Ryan and Julio Jones, and compiled a 113-92 record during his tenure.

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia, general manager Bob Quinn, special teams coach Brayden Coombs

The Lions fired Patricia days after a blowout loss to the Texans on Thanksgiving during his third season as HC. Patricia went 13-29-1 during his time in Detroit. The Lions also fired Quinn following the team's loss to the Texans. Quinn made the playoffs during his first season in Detroit when Jim Caldwell was HC but failed to make the postseason since 2016. Quinn went 32-44-1 with the Lions. The Lions fired Coombs on Dec. 21.

Houston Texans head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien

The Texans fired O'Brien after Houston started the year 0-4. O'Brien was head coach of the Texans for more than six seasons and four AFC South division titles with a 52-48 record. O'Brien officially took over title of general manager during the 2020 offseason and oversaw the controversial trade of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn

The Chargers parted ways with Lynn after a second consecutive losing season. Lynn went 33-31 during his time with the Chargers including a 12-4 record in 2018 that included a trip to the divisional round.

Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone, general manager Dave Caldwell

The Jaguars fired Marrone after a one-win 2020 campaign. He finished with with a 23-43 record over four-plus seasons. The Jags fired Caldwell on Nov. 29 after a loss to the Browns dropped them to 1-10 on the season. Caldwell made the playoffs once during his time in Jacksonville and fell just short of a berth in Super Bowl LII when the Jags lost to the Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. Caldwell went 37-88 in nearly eight seasons as GM.

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams

The Jets fired Gase shortly after New York lost its season finale to the New England Patriots to bring the Jets' record to 2-14. Gase's time in New York lasted only two seasons for a combined record of 9-23. The Jets fired Williams on Dec. 7, a day after a controversial all-out blitz call led to a Raiders' last-second win in New York. Williams was in his second season as Jets DC.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson

The Eagles fired Pederson on Jan. 11. Pederson guided Philadelphia to the franchise's first title following the 2017 season when backup QB Nick Foles defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII. Pederson went 42-37-1 in five seasons as head coach, but a 4-11-1 2020 campaign, which featured a mid-season benching of Carson Wentz put Pederson on thin ice.

Carolina Panthers general manager Marty Hurney

The Panthers fired Hurney on Dec. 21 amid a 4-10 season. This was Hurney's second stint as Panthers GM after returning as a interim GM in 2017 and assuming the position full-time in 2018. Hurney went 16-30 in this second stint as Panthers GM and was 106-32 overall.

Miami Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey

The Dolphins announced that offensive coordinator Chan Gailey has resigned.

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Nolan

The Cowboys fired Nolan on Jan. 8, along with defensive line coach Jim Tomsula.

Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Paul Guenther

The Raiders fired Guenther following a Week 14 loss to the Colts in which Las Vegas gave up 44 points. Guenther was in this third season as Raiders DC.

Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer

The Seahawks fired Schottenheimer following their season-ending loss to the Rams in the playoffs, one in which they scored just 20 points. Schotteneheimer was the OC for the team for three years.

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner

The Steelers are parting ways with Fichtner. His contract won't be renewed. Offensive line coach Shaun Sarrett and defensive backs coach Tom Bradley will not have their contracts renewed as well.

RETIRED

Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano

The Bears defensive coordinator, who is a former head coach of the Colts, is retiring after two seasons with Bears. Pagano is 60.

Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak

The Vikings offensive coordinator, who won Super Bowl 50 as HC of the Broncos, is retiring.

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