NFL coaching, GM tracker 2018: Firings, hirings, rumors, and news

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With the end of the NFL regular season comes changes, as teams let go of head coaches and general managers in search of a fresh start. Black Monday is typically when the coaching carousel starts, since it’s the day that most teams fire underachieving coaches.

It can start earlier, such as when Ben McAdoo got released in December, but for the most part teams don’t start making moves until the regular season is done.

As coaching rumors and news heats up, we’ll be tracking all the action here. Follow us from the first job opening up, to the last one getting filled.

Head coaches

Firings/Retirements

Arizona Cardinals

Baltimore Ravens

Chicago Bears

Dallas Cowboys

Denver Broncos

  • The Broncos are keeping Vance Joseph, but they fired six coaches: Jeff Davidson (OL), Johnnie Lynn (assitant DBs), Brock Olivo (special teams coordinator), Fred Pagac (OLB), Eric Studesville (assistant head coach/RBs) and Tyke Tolbert (WRs).

Detroit Lions

Green Bay Packers

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

New York Giants

Oakland Raiders

Rumors

Arizona Cardinals

  • Bruce Arians has been hounded by retirement rumors most of the season, and he’s vehemently denied them every time. The latest report came from Pro Football Weekly, which Arians decried as “fake news.”
  • He’ll likely retire after the season, according to a Sunday morning report from Adam Schefter. However, the team may try to convince him to stick around one more year. Update: Arians decided to retire.
  • The Cardinals have requested an interview with Eagles QB coach John DeFilippo, per Schefter.
  • Following Arians’ retirement, the Cardinals have also asked to interview Eagles DC Jim Schwartz and Patriots DC Matt Patricia, according to Rapoport.
  • The Cardinals also want to interview Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores, per Schefter.
  • The Cardinals requested an interview with former Titans head coach and current Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, according to Rapoport.
  • Defensive coordinator James Bettcher is set to interview for the head coaching job as soon as Wednesday, Jan. 3, per Rapoport.
  • The Cardinals will talk to Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong about the head coaching job, according to Sam Farmer.
  • Vikings OC Pat Pat Shurmur will meet with the Cardinals on Thursday, Jan. 4, per Mike Garafolo.

Cardinals interests include: James Bettcher, John DeFilippo, Brian Flores, Mike Munchak, Matt Patricia, Jim Schwartz, Pat Shurmur.

Baltimore Ravens

Chicago Bears

Bears interests include: Pete Carmichael, John DeFilippo, Matt Nagy, Josh McDaniels, Pat Shurmur, Steve Wilks.

Cincinnati Bengals

Cleveland Browns

Denver Broncos

Detroit Lions

Lions interests include: Teryl Austin, Jim Bob Cooter, Winston Moss, Matt Patricia, Pat Shurmur, Mike Vrabel, Steve Wilks.

Houston Texans

Indianapolis Colts

Colts interests include: Josh McDaniels, Kris Richard, Mike Vrabel, Steve Wilks.

New York Giants

Giants interests include: Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia, Jim Schwartz, Pat Shurmur, Steve Spagnuolo, Eric Studesville, Steve Wilks.

Oakland Raiders

Tennessee Titans

Hirings/coaches staying put

Cleveland Browns

Cincinnati Bengals

Dallas Cowboys

  • Jerry Jones reiterated that Jason Garrett will remain the Cowboys’ head coach. “You pay a price when you make a change at the head coach,” he said on 105.3 The Fan.

Denver Broncos

Green Bay Packers

  • Earlier this season, Mike McCarthy signed a one-year extension through 2019, per Rob Demovsky.

Houston Texans

New York Jets

Seattle Seahawks

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Washington

  • It appears that Jay Gruden is safe for another year. Ian Rapoport said that there is a “deep understanding” of Washington’s injury woes, and that Gruden isn’t in danger of losing his job.

General managers

Firings

Carolina Panthers

Cleveland Browns

Green Bay Packers

New York Giants

Rumors

Houston Texans

Hirings/GM staying put

Chicago Bears

Cleveland Browns

New York Giants

New York Jets


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