The Houston Texans fired coach David Culley, and a Chicago Bears coordinator has an interview. Here’s the latest in the NFL’s firing and hiring cycle.

Change is in the air. “Black Monday” arrived in the NFL the day after the regular season ended with a flurry of major changes beginning around the league.

As of Thursday, the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans were searching for new head coaches and the Bears, Vikings and Giants were searching for new general managers.

The Bears had interviews set up with at least 11 GM candidates and nine coaching candidates.

As a new cycle of firing and hiring proceeds, we’re tracking all of the latest moves.


The Houston Texans fired coach David Culley after one season.

The scoop: The Texans finished 4-13 in the only season under Culley, 66, a longtime NFL assistant in his first job as a head coach. The Texans were playing without Deshaun Watson amid allegations of sexual assault against the quarterback. Week 1 starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor played in only six games because of injury, and the Texans turned to rookie Davis Mills to start 11 games.

Since 1994, Culley has been a wide receivers coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs, with which he was also the assistant head coach, a quarterbacks coach with the Buffalo Bills and the assistant head coach/wide receivers coach/pass game coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Carolina Panthers are interviewing Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor, according to ESPN.

The scoop: Tabor was the Bears special teams coordinator for all four seasons under Matt Nagy, and he served as interim head coach for one game in 2021 when Nagy had COVID-19. He previously was the Cleveland Brown special teams coordinator for seven seasons, spanning multiple head coaches.

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The Chicago Bears added two more names to their general manager interview pool.

The scoop: The Bears have requested an interview with Pittsburgh Steelers vice president of football and business administration Omar Khan and New England Patriots senior consultant Eliot Wolf, ESPN reported. Khan had GM interviews last year with the Carolina Panthers and Houston Texans. Wolf, the son of former Green Bay Packers GM Ron Wolf, has worked with the Packers, the Seattle Seahawks and Cleveland Browns.

Here are the updated candidate lists:

General managers

Steelers VP of football and business administration Omar Khan
Patriots senior consultant Eliot Wolf
Former Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith
Colts director of college scouting Morocco Brown

Colts VP of player personnel Ed Dodds

Browns VP of football operations Kwesi Adofo-Mensah
Browns VP of player personnel Glenn Cook

New Orleans Saints assistant general manager Jeff Ireland

San Francisco 49ers director of player personnel Ran Carthon

Bills assistant GM Joe Schoen
Bears assistant director of player personnel Champ Kelly


Former Miami Dolphins coach Brian Flores
Former Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson
Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier
Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll
Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich

Buccaneers defensive coordinator Todd Bowles
Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett

Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus

Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator and …read more

Source:: The Denver Post – Sports


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