UPDATE 5:50 P.M.
Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly will reportedly interview with the Cleveland Browns following the teams’ Fiesta Bowl game vs. the Kansas State Wildcats.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting Kelly will not insist on total control of football operations in interviews with NFL teams, despite earlier reports that suggested he would want full control of personnel decision-making.
UPDATE 11:05 AM
Before Andy Reid heads to Arizona to interview for the Cardinals’ head-coaching vacancy, he’ll have an interview in Philadelphia with Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt to discuss becoming their next HC after they fired Romeo Crennel on Monday.
Also announced by the Atlanta Falcons was offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter signing a 2-year extension to remain in Atlanta. He was regarded as one of the top head-coaching candidates, but it appears as though he’s now off the market.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that a deal between Andy Reid and the Arizona Cardinals is not close, though many people believe he is Arizona’s top choice. There were rampant reports yersterday that Reid was close to being named their next HC after they fired Ken Wisenhunt on Monday.
Oregon Head Coach Chip Kelly is arguably the hottest commodity to NFL teams looking for a new HC, and the Buffalo Bills are the latest team to have reported interest in him, but that there’s a growing sense Kelly may remain with the Ducks. The Bills, Browns, and Eagles have reportedly been showing the most interest in Kelly, who likely will take an NFL job if the team will give him full control of personnel.
The Chicago Bears have requested permission to interview Packers Offensive Coordinator Tom Clements to be their next head coach.
The Dallas Cowboys‘ plans to lock-up QB Tony Romo to a long-term deal hasn’t changed despite his disastrous 3-interception performance in Sunday’s season-ending loss to the Washington Redskins.