NFL to hold veteran combine on March 22

The NFL will hold a combine for veteran free agents on March 22 in Phoenix. Around 100 players - ranging from those cut after a single training camp to grizzled vets - are expected to be invited.

We can be sure the event will be hyped and televised on NFLN; our question is whether players will be expected to show up and run at their own risk of injury.

Broncos to formally interview Adam Gase on Thursday

The Broncos are officially interviewing Adam Gase for a possible promotion to head coach today. John Elway had met with Gase on Tuesday and Wednesday, but those were apparently not formal interviews.

Teryl Austin will interview on Friday, and the team has requested a meeting with Ravens OC Gary Kubiak.

Klis: Broncos won’t wait long for Dan Quinn, may consider Doug Marrone

The Broncos will apparently be rooting particularly hard for Green Bay on Sunday, and not just because the Seahawks demolished the Broncos in SB 48. According to Mike Klis, John Elway & Co. are unwilling to wait for SB 49's conclusion to interview Seattle DC Dan Quinn, as they would have to do if the Seahawks should prevail in the NFC title game.

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Report: Dennison a possibility for Denver OC under Kubiak

If Gary Kubiak is the Broncos' next head coach, Rick Dennison could be his offensive coordinator, according to Vic Lombardi and Jeff Zrebiec. Per Zrebiec, Ravens tight ends coach Brian Pariani might also head back to Denver, where he held that position for ten years (1995-2004).

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Report: Bears to hire John Fox

According to Jason Cole, John Fox is expected to get the head job in Chicago, where he'll have a quarterback more appropriate for handing the ball off, punting, kicking short field goals (better than those end zone interceptions, amirite Jay?), and not audibling.*

While Fox's split from Denver was officially termed a "parting of ways" which would suggest a mutual decision and ripping up of his contract, it's been suggested elsewhere that Fox was still owed the balance of his contract.

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Falcons, Rams request interviews with Adam Gase for OC positions

Just like that, Adam Gase has gone from hot head coaching candidate to hot offensive coordinator candidate. According to multiple reports, the Falcons have requested a chance to interview Gase to run their offense, as the Rams did earlier in the day.

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Klis: Broncos may consider Vic Fangio for head job

According to Mike Klis, the Broncos may consider former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio for their head job. Fangio was passed over by San Francisco, who interviewed him two weeks ago but promoted defensive line coach Jim Tomsula instead.

Dianna Marie Russini reports that Fangio and the rest of Jim Harbaugh's former assistants have been fired (with the exception of running backs coach Tom Rathman), so Denver would not need permission from the Niners to meet with him.

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Broncos officially request interview with Gary Kubiak

As expected, the Broncos have formally requested an interview with Baltimore OC Gary Kubiak, according to Adam Schefter. Kubes is seen by many to be the frontrunner for Denver's head job, given his close relationship with John Elway and long history with the Broncos as a player and coach.

Per Albert Breer, Kubiak will speak today with head coach John Harbaugh, presumably to discuss whether he'd like to pursue the Denver job.

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Raiders hire Jack Del Rio; will Terrance Knighton follow?

In typical Raiders fashion, the team has not announced its agreement with Jack Del Rio, who will be Oakland's next head coach.

Today's speculation as to Del Rio's possible assistants has steered clear of Dove Valley, which is perhaps a nod to the possibility that Adam Gase gets promoted. Mike Klis mentioned earlier in the week that Denver secondary coach Cory Undlin might be a DC candidate under Del Rio.

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Broncos to interview Teryl Austin on Friday

Denver is scheduled to interview Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on Friday, according to Ian Rapoport. Austin met with Chicago earlier in the week and has/had a second interview with Atlanta on Wednesday.