Reports: McDermott, Broncos in contract talks

Sean McDermott has already interviewed for the Broncos and at least one other team. (Elizabeth Robertson/Staff file photo)

Former Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott already has interviewed for the same position with the Denver Broncos and at least one other team, the Daily News has confirmed.

The NFL Network is reporting that McDermott has entered into contract talks with the Broncos. The team is expected to announce its entire coaching staff at one time, meaning it could be at least a few days before any official word comes while contract details are worked out.

Eagles coach Andy Reid decided Wednesday not to retain McDermott and told him Thursday. A team source said no announcement was made in order to give McDermott some time to find another position.

McDermott is considered a strong candidate in Denver, where John Fox was named the new head coach last week.

He also is reportedly a candidate in Carolina, where he would reunite with former Eagles assistant Ron Rivera, who was named the Panthers' head coach last week. McDermott and Rivera spent five years together on the Eagles staff.

The Green Bay Packers also are said to be interested.


A number of names are beginning to surface as potential candidate for the Eagles' opening, according to various reports. An Eagles source told the Daily News on Saturday night that "there was no front-runner" and interviews with outside candidates would be conducted.

Among them is former Seahawks and Falcons head coach Jim Mora Jr., according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Mora served as an analyst for the NFL Network this season after being fired as the Seattle head coach following a 5-11 record in 2009.  Mora has not returned several phone calls from the Daily News.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen said that former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Bill Davis could also be a candidate. Davis was fired after the Cardinals went 5-11. He also has served as the defensive coordinator of the 49ers. He has a lengthy resume as an NFL assistant, although no obvious connection to Andy Reid.

A number of reports have speculated about former Niners head coach Mike Singletary, although he is reportedly being targeted as the linebackers coach by Carolina and Minnesota.




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