Bills hired Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator.
Dennison was the Broncos' coordinator the past two seasons, but wasn't retained following Gary Kubiak's resignation. Dennison also coordinated the Texans' offense under Kubiak from 2010-13. It's a decent, if unimaginative, hire for a Bills team that isn't setting the world ablaze with its new coaching staff. Dennison's addition doesn't really speak to Tyrod Taylor's future one way or the other, though he was Taylor's QBs coach for the Ravens in 2014 when Taylor was still a backup. Like Kubiak, Dennison is a run-first, play-action oriented play-caller.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Broncos are Tony Romo's "No. 1 spot."
With Dak Prescott staking his claim to the starting job in Dallas, the Cowboys will certainly look to shop Romo this offseason. Denver would be his preferred destination, though according to Rapoport, the Broncos aren't "inclined" to trade for him. Other potential fits include the Cardinals, Jets and Texans. Rapoport is hearing from league executives that the Cowboys could hold onto Romo until a major injury arises and shop him to the quarterback-desperate team. Either way, the Cowboys should be able to fetch a first- or second-round pick for Romo.
Jets OC candidate Eric Studesville has decided to stay with the Broncos.
Studesville had an interview with coach Todd Bowles this week, but he has decided to stay in Denver. It is a bit embarrassing Studesville would rather coach the Broncos' running backs than coordinate the Jets' offense, but perhaps the Jets made it clear he was not getting the job after the interview. ESPN's Rich Cimini believes New York is interested in Chiefs co-OC Matt Nagy.
Broncos fired OC Rick Dennison, OL coach Clancy Barone, and TEs coach Brian Pariani.
New coach Vance Joseph will hire his own OC, who will then pick his assistants. Dennison has long been Gary Kubiak's right-hand man, and with Kubiak now stepping away from the game, it's unclear what Dennison will do. It's possible he could join Kyle Shanahan's staff if Shanahan gets the 49ers' job.
NBC Denver reports the Broncos are "finalizing" a deal with ex-Chargers coach Mike McCoy to serve as offensive coordinator.
It would be a reunion, as McCoy served as the Broncos' coordinator from 2010-12, working with Kyle Orton, Tim Tebow and Peyton Manning. McCoy also did a strong job with Philip Rivers in San Diego, though he ultimately proved overmatched as a head coach. McCoy would be an excellent hire for an offense with a few nice pieces, but a number of question marks, including which direction it should go following the retirement of coach Gary Kubiak.
Rams hired Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator.
It's a massive get for the resetting Rams. The Rams went bold at head coach, hiring 30-year-old Sean McVay. Phillips and his decades of NFL experience is the perfect counterweight, especially since he spent the past two years coordinating the most fearsome defense in the league. Born two years after World War II, Phillips will be working for someone who graduated high school in 2004. It's an awkward fit on paper, but Phillips has some talented players to work with, most notably perennial DPOY candidate Aaron Donald. If nothing else, there will be immediate improvement/increased consistency on Jeff Fisher's stunningly undisciplined unit.
NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports ex-Chargers coach Mike McCoy will interview for the Broncos' offensive coordinator vacancy on Thursday.
There have been reports it's already a done deal, but it's apparently not over the finish line yet. McCoy is a respected offensive mind who was out of his depth as a head coach. He'd be a great asset for first time head coach Vance Joseph.
The Jets are interviewing Broncos RBs coach Eric Studesville for their offensive coordinator vacancy.
A Broncos assistant coaching running backs since 2010, Studesville coordinated the Bills' offense from 2004-08. He'd be a decidedly low-wattage hire for a team with all sorts of issues on offense.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Broncos will interview ex-Raiders OC Bill Musgrave and ex-Chargers coach Mike McCoy for their offensive-coordinator vacancy on Thursday.
Both would be excellent hires for new coach Vance Joseph, who just landed the Broncos' job Wednesday. Musgrave was let go by the division-rival Raiders earlier this week and would obviously have a fire burning in his belly to get "back" at Oakland. McCoy was the Broncos' OC before getting the head job in San Diego. Musgrave has also been linked to Cal-Berkley's head-coach gig.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Dolphins DC Vance Joseph has postponed his Wednesday interview with the Chargers.
He remains in Denver on Wednesday, negotiating a deal that is expected to net him the Broncos' head-coaching job. Joseph understandably prefers the Broncos' job after playing his college ball at Colorado with Broncos director of player personnel Matt Russell. This thing is expected to get done. The Chargers will have to turn their attention elsewhere, possibly to Bucs DC Mike Smith.
ESPN's Josina Anderson reports the Broncos and Dolphins DC Vance Joseph are "closing in on a deal" to make Joseph Denver's new head coach.
Signs have been pointing to this all day after Joseph stayed overnight in Denver and returned to the Broncos' facility Wednesday morning following Tuesday's interview. The two sides are likely just hammering out details.
9 News Denver's Mike Klis "expects" the Broncos to offer their head-coaching job to Dolphins DC Vance Joseph on Wednesday.
Joseph has been viewed for the past week as the favorite for Denver's job. He interviewed with GM John Elway on Tuesday, and then had dinner at Elway's restaurant that night before staying in Denver overnight. Joseph is scheduled to head to San Diego on Wednesday, but an offer from the Broncos could change his mind.
ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold considers Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan to be the "front-runner" for Denver's head-coaching job.
Most have Dolphins DC Vance Jospeh pegged as the favorite, but he left town Wednesday morning after spending Tuesday wining and dining with John Elway after his formal interview for the job. Joseph is traveling to meet with the Chargers and 49ers the next couple days. It's possible the Broncos are simply waiting it out with Shanahan since the Falcons are still in the playoffs.
Dolphins DC Vance Joseph will interview for the Chargers' head-coaching vacancy after meeting with the Broncos on Tuesday.
Joseph is considered the favorite to replace Gary Kubiak, but it doesn't hurt to talk with the Chargers and increase his leverage. He also wouldn't be the first "favorite" to get passed up or slip away. Joseph's odds of landing a top job seem high.
Dolphins DC Vance Joseph is interviewing for the Broncos' head coaching vacancy Tuesday.
Joseph is scheduled to meet with the 49ers on Thursday, but ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that is if Denver "lets him go" while 9 News Denver's Mike Klis also suggested Joseph could be offered the job on Tuesday. If the Broncos do not land Joseph, Klis expects them to turn their focus to Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan.
According to Mike Klis of 9News Denver, Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan "impressed" in his interview for the Broncos head-coaching vacancy.
Klis also believes Shanahan may have narrowed the "gap" with Dolphins DC Vance Joseph, who most consider the favorite to succeed Gary Kubiak. Shanahan is known to covet the Denver job, wanting to follow in his father's footsteps. He's also interviewed with the Jaguars (who have since hired Doug Marrone) and 49ers and is expected to meet with the Rams sometime next week.
NBC Denver reports Dolphins DC Vance Joseph will interview for the Broncos' head-coaching vacancy early in the week.
Joseph has been labeled the favorite to replace Gary Kubiak, but has to take care of his end-of-season business in Miami first. Joseph has also drawn interest from the 49ers, Rams, Bills and Chargers.
Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub will interview for the Broncos' head-coaching vacancy on Friday.
Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan is scheduled to interview on Saturday while Dolphins DC Vance Joseph is expected to meet with the Broncos sometime next week. Toub is also known to be on the Chargers' wish list. The Denver job would obviously be the most appealing but Shanahan is believed to be the favorite for that position.
According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Falcons OC Kyle Shanahan is most interested in Denver's head-coaching vacancy.
"The word with people involved in coaching searches and gathering all of this information is that that's the job Shanahan has his eyes on—going to Denver where his father coached," said Garafolo Wednesday on Up to the Minute Live. Of the six coaching vacancies around the league, the Denver job is easily the most appealing. The opportunity for Shanahan to follow in his father's footsteps would just be icing on the cake. Shanahan is also being courted by the 49ers, Jaguars and Rams but if the Broncos offer him a job, we'd be shocked if he turned it down.
ESPN Broncos reporter Jeff Legwold reports Denver will interview Bills OC Anthony Lynn for its head-coaching vacancy next week.
Lynn is a new name added to the Broncos' list, joining Dave Toub, Kyle Shanahan, and Vance Joseph. Lynn played for the Broncos in the 1990s alongside John Elway. And Lynn began his coaching career as a special teams assistant in Denver. Lynn has been connected to four of the six coaching vacancies.