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Coaching rumors around the league: Who has interviews, who is out?

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell needs to be fired

Lions head coach Jim Caldwell is not safe either

The NFL is a cloudy place right now. Multiple coaches have been fired, and there are still others up in the air.  After losing his seventh playoff game, many thought that Marvin Lewis would be gone as the head coach of the Bengals, but that is not the case. According to Adam Schefter, Lewis seems to be safe. The Bengals could however lose Hue Jackson.  According to Ralph Vacchiano reports that OC Ben McAdoo and Jaguars assistant HC Doug Marrone have emerged as the “early favorites” for the Giants’ head-coaching job. According to Vacchiano’s sources, DC Steve Spagnuolo and Lions DC Teryl Austin, who have both interviewed for the job, are unlikely to get serious consideration for the job. The Giants are also expected to interview former Falcons head coach Mike Smith.

Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) | Twitter
2 mins ago  View on Twitter
Giants officially submitted request to interview Bengals OC Hue Jackson, per source.
The Lions are in a pickle as well. The team hired Bob Quinn as their new GM and it looks like head coach Jim Caldwell may be on the way out already in Detroit. Jim Bob Cooter and Teryl Austin might be on the way out too….
@RapSheet – Ian Rapoport
#Lions coach Jim Caldwell will meet with team brass, including GM Bob Quinn. Despite the finish, it doesn’t look good for him. No firm word.
Today the Cleveland Browns fired defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil. According to Mary Kay Cabot, several coaches were asked to stay. 

Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo is among four assistants the Browns have asked to stay if the new head coach wants them, a league source told Cleveland.com. The other three asked to stay are quarterbacks coach Kevin O’Connell, secondary coach Jeff Hafley, and assistant defensive backs coach Aaron Glenn.

Today the Philadelphia Eagles are interviewing former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin.

Dolphins interim head coach Dan Campbell is likely done in Miami. Former interim coach Dan Campbell is not expected to remain with the Dolphins for 2016.

Mark Dominick the former general manager of the Buccaneers feels that the team will hire Bucs OC Dirk Koetter as their next head coach. Dominick did state that one coach they really like is still in the playoffs. Josina Anderson feels that coach is Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin, who interviewed for the position last week.

Browns are very interested in Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson and it sounds like the feelings are mutual.

ESPN Cleveland (@ESPNCleveland)
39 mins ago  View on Twitter
McManamon: I think the #Browns are very interested in Hue Jackson and I wouldn’t dismiss Matt Patricia.
Doug Moore (@DMooreNFL)
57 mins ago  View on Twitter
Been told by a #Browns source that #Bengals OC H. Jackson is “quite interested” in CLE HC job. Likes the young pieces there & location. #NFL
The 49ers had a great interview with Dirk Koetter according to Rick Stroud from the Tampa Bay Times.  Hue Jackson has long been rumored as the 49ers’ top target, but he may need more convincing. San Francisco also has interviewed ex-Eagles coach Chip Kelly, Bucs OC Dirk Koetter, Browns OC John DeFilippo and Bills RBs coach Anthony Lynn.  
Last night the Buffalo Bills did add Rob Ryan to their defensive staff, which will be interesting addition.  Many feel it will blow up in Rex’s face, but who knows if the brothers can work together to get something accomplished.

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