Baltimore has hired Marc Trestman to replace Gary Kubiak as their OC. Trestman was fired by Chicago after two seasons as head coach.
The options continue to narrow for Adam Gase, as Jacksonville is reportedly hiring Greg Olson to run their offense.
As of this morning, the Bengals have reportedly not yet granted permission for Denver to hire Vance Joseph as their defensive coordinator. Per Alex Marvez, owner Mike Brown plans to meet with Joseph at the Senior Bowl before deciding whether to release him from his contract as Cincy's secondary coach. While a move to Denver as DC would be a significant promotion, the Bengals have blocked similar moves in the past, including with Kevin Coyle, as Marvez notes.
As expected, several members of John Fox's coaching staff will remain with the team in 2015 under Gary Kubiak, per Mike Klis:
Here's the 2015 iteration of our free agency tracker; bookmark it - tattoo the URL, even (can't turn out as poorly as this guy's) - and check back often - we'll update it as moves occur over the next several months.
Denver enters the offseason with 12 unrestricted free agents, three restricted free agents, and four exclusive rights free agents.
Now that Rick Dennison has his old job, Adam Gase is interviewing tonight for Gary Kubiak's former gig as Baltimore's OC. Oakland and Jack Del Rio are among Gase's other suitors, but reports suggest Gase is likely to end up in either Baltimore or Jacksonville.
Meanwhile, as expected, secondary coach Cory Undlin has left to take the same job in Philadelphia.
The Broncos' hiring of tight ends coach Brian Pariani may not mean a parting of ways with Clancy Barone. Rather, Mike Klis says Barone may stick as Denver's offensive line coach, a role he also filled in 2010. Alex Gibbs may even make another return, possibly as a consultant to Barone.
Per Klis, Vance Joseph is still the likeliest candidate to run the defense, while Kubiak hopes to retain receivers coach Tyke Tolbert, who came to Denver along with John Fox in 2011. Greg Knapp (quarterbacks) and Richard Smith (linebackers) may also stay, while Cory Undlin (secondary) is expected to make a lateral shift to Philly.
As Jack Del Rio looks to build a staff in Oakland, Bill Musgrave and Eric Mangini have emerged as possible coordinators. Musgrave, a Grand Junction native, made one start in his NFL career, a 1996 thumping at the hands of the Packers, with John Elway nursing a sore hamstring and the Broncos having already clinched homefield advantage. Since then, Musgrave's coaching career has taken him to eight stops in seven NFL cities, plus a stint at the University of Virginia.
According to Aaron Wilson, former Denver OC Adam Gase and current Broncos quarterbacks coach Greg Knapp are among the possible candidates to replace Gary Kubiak as OC in Baltimore.
However, there is speculation that Knapp could remain in Denver under Kubiak. Knapp has been with the Broncos for two seasons, and previously held the same position under Kubiak from 2010 to 2011 in Houston. According to Arnie Stapleton, running backs coach Eric Studesville and strength coach Luke Richesson may also stay in Denver.
Per Ian Rapoport, Gase is expected to land in either Baltimore or Jacksonville.
In what is likely welcome news to many Broncos fans, special teams coordinator Jeff Rodgers will follow John Fox to Chicago. We can only hope Denver's coverage teams and punting improve under Gary Kubiak's watch. To be fair to Rodgers, Denver's linebacking corps was beset by injuries in 2014, and that group is the heart of a team's coverage units.
The Broncos have officially hired Gary Kubiak to be their 15th head coach in franchise history.
Drafted by Denver in the eighth round of the 1983 Draft out of Texas A&M, Kubiak was John Elway's backup for nine seasons and his coach for another four. Upon retirement from playing, the Houston native went back to A&M as a running backs coach in 1992.