Tracking the latest rumors and buzz surrounding potential head-coaching changes in the NFL.
Thursday, Feb. 2
Fangio Chooses Dolphins
After speaking with multiple teams about their defensive coordinator position, former Broncos head coach Vic Fangio will join the Dolphins as their defensive coordinator and officially will accept the position on the Miami staff after the Super Bowl, ESPN reported.
Fangio and the Dolphins reportedly agreed to terms on a three-year deal that has a team option for a fourth season, making him the highest-paid coordinator in the on Sunday. However, numerous reports surfaced that nothing between the two sides had been finalized, and Fangio was exploring other options with teams like the 49ers and Broncos.
Ultimately, Fangio is expected to end up in Miami.
Colts Continue Thorough Process
The Colts are nearly done with their second round of head coaching interviews and are considering a rare third round as well, NFL Media reports. If they go that route, they would pare down the list to a select few finalists before making their decision.
Candidates for the Colts’ job include New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka, New York Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, Colts interim coach Jeff Saturday, Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and Eagles offensive coordinator Shane Steichen.
Saints Part Ways With Richard, Interviewing Woods
The Saints are interviewing Joe Woods for their defensive coordinator position after parting ways with co-defensive coordinator Kris Richard, NFL Media reported.
Woods was on Dennis Allen’s staff with the Raiders in 2014 and spent the past couple of seasons coaching the Browns’ defense before he was fired in January.
Richard spent two seasons with the Saints but is most known for his time with the Seahawks from 2010 to 2017 when he helped coach the “Legion of Boom.”
Bills Hire Danna as assistant
The Buffalo Bills have hired Joe Danna as their new safeties coach, the team announced. Danna served as the Houston Texans safeties coach during the 2022 season
Lions Add Pair of Assistants
Dre Bly and Steve Heiden will join the Lions’ coaching staff, the team announced. Bly will coach the cornerbacks, a role he spent the past four years handling at the University of North Carolina. Bly played four seasons with the Lions and made two Pro Bowls with the team.
Heiden will coach the tight ends after spending the past 10 years with the Cardinals in various roles, most recently coaching the tight ends for four years.