The divisional matchups are set in the NFL playoffs, and while those teams prepare this week with efforts to continue their postseason runs, the eight teams that fired their coaches continue to interview candidates, some of which are still coaching.
The Bengals and Dolphins, have each reportedly interviewed multiple candidate, and have yet to hire anyone, while the Buccaneers, Cardinals, Jets, Packers, and Broncos had settled on who will be working their sidelines next season.
Here is the latest news and rumors concerning coaching vacancies in the NFL.
• The Bengalsreportedly want to hire Rams QB coach Zac Taylor when Los Angeles' season ends.
• Former Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter will interview for the Browns' OC vacancy.
• Vance Josephinterviewed with the Cardinals on Thursday for their vacant defensive coordinator job. He will also interview with the Browns for their opening in the same role.
• Former Bucs offensive coordinator Todd Monkenwill interview with the Browns for their vacant offensive coordinator job this weekend. He also spoke with Jaguars about their vacant offensive coordinator job. He interviewed with the Jets for their head coaching vacancy.
• Gregg Williams, the former defensive coordinator with the Cleveland Browns, is getting consideration to take over the New York Jets defense.
• Mike McCarthy is reportedly sitting out the 2019 season after the Jets' job was filled.
• The Coltswon't be losing defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus for now. The Browns did request to speak to Eberflus after the regular season ended.
• The Cardinals are looking for a veteran defensive coordinator to return the team back to a 3-4 base scheme.
• Offensive coordinator choice was an issue for Matt Rhule during his interview the Jets. Rhule ultimately decided to return to Baylor for his third season with the school.
• Todd Bowles has been hired by the Buccaneers as their new defensive coordinator.