Colts have not asked to talk to Mornhinweg

Eagles have said the Colts have not yet asked permission to speak to Marty Mornhinweg. (Michael Perez/AP file photo)

The Indianapolis Colts have not requested permission to interview Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg for their head coaching position, the Eagles said.

Mornhinweg is expected to interview this weekend with the Oakland Raiders in their seemingly ever-widening search for a coach.

That they have not done so yet does not necessarily mean the Colts are not interested. Mornhinweg's name surfaced when the Colts hired former Eagles director of player personnel Ryan Grigson as general manager last week. Grigson had been with the Eagles since 2004; Mornhinweg has been with the Birds since 2006.

The Colts have received permission to interview Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jerry Gray and New Orleans offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, according to reports. It is also possible the Colts might be interested in Steve Spagnuolo, who interviewed for the defensive coordinator position Monday with Grigson and Jim Caldwell, before Caldwell was fired the next day.

In Oakland, new boss Reggie McKenzie said he had a short list of candidates and the expectation was that three or four candidates would be interview with a quick decision to follow. Instead, McKenzie has already interviewed former Miami interim coach Todd Bowles and been given permission to interview the Saints' Carmichael and Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and defensive coordinator Dennis Allen. Former Vikings coach Mike Tice is also scheduled to interview early next week.

McCoy is among three finalists for the Dolphins job and was so confident that he reportedly canceled his interview with the Raiders. Bowles is also among the finalists in Miami.


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