Mort: Raiders to hire Jack Del Rio as head coach

As early as today, the Raiders will name Jack Del Rio their next head coach, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The Bay Area native is said to consider this his dream job; his parents are longtime Raiders season ticket holders. He's Oakland's second straight coaching hire off John Fox's now former Denver staff, after Dennis Allen three years ago.

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Report: Mark Davis wants to hire Jack Del Rio

Per NBC Washington's Dianna Marie Russini, Raiders owner Mark Davis wants to hire Jack Del Rio as his next head coach, and he has the blessing of one John Madden. Any delay in hiring Del Rio is apparently due to GM Reggie McKenzie's preference to remove Tony Sparano's interim tag.

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Jets hire Todd Bowles as head coach

Per multiple reports, the Jets have hired Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles as their new head coach. Bowles, who interviewed in Denver after Mike Shanahan was fired, reportedly got a four-year deal.

According to Manish Mehta, the Jets locked up Bowles in part due to uncertainty about whether they could land Dan Quinn, reported to be their first choice. Quinn is also said to be a candidate for the Broncos' head job, so the Bowles signing takes out one of Denver's main competitors for the Seattle DC.

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Report: Jack Del Rio’s top choice for DC in Oakland would be Mike Smith

According to Steve Corkran, should Jack Del Rio become Oakland's next head coach, his first choice for a defensive coordinator would be former Falcons head man Mike Smith, who filled that position under Del Rio for five years in Jacksonville.

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Denver Broncos 2015 coaching search tracker

Here are the reported candidates to succeed John Fox as Broncos head coach in 2015. We'll update this as more news breaks:

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Report: Adam Gase currently meeting with Broncos, John Elway

According to NFLN's Jeff Darlington, Adam Gase concluded his second interview with San Francisco and is currently meeting with John Elway & Co. at Dove Valley.

But as Darlington suggests, this may provide no indication Gase's interest or lack thereof in the Niners job. After all, 49ers brass came to Denver to meet with him, and passing on an interview with the Broncos would mean standing up Elway, and perhaps by proxy, his buddy Peyton Manning.

Klis: Rick Dennison again a candidate for Broncos’ head job

John Elway's search for a new head coach now reportedly includes a second closest ex-teammate. According to Mike Klis, former longtime Broncos player and coach Rick Dennison is under consideration to replace John Fox.

Dennison is currently Baltimore's quarterbacks coach under Gary Kubiak, who has been described by many to be the frontrunner for the job. The former linebacker previously auditioned for the Broncos gig after the firings of Mike Shanahan and Josh McDaniels.

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Report: Broncos seeking interview with Lions DC Teryl Austin

Per Adam Schefter, the Broncos have requested an interview with Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, who has been one of the hotter head coaching candidates this month.

Austin is scheduled to have a second interview with Atlanta this week and was set to meet with Chicago on Tuesday.

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LJ: Forget the idea of Mike Shanahan back in Denver

Not that it ever made a whole lot of sense, but according to Lindsay Jones, there's no chance that Mike Shanahan will make a return as the Broncos' head man.

It has long been important to Shanny that he have say over personnel, and can anyone imagine him sharing that task with John Elway? As much as each man's successes are tied to the other, there's not enough space in a single draft room for their egos.

Adam Gase, who already works for Elway, and is 18 years his junior, or Gary Kubiak, who was his backup for nine years? Different stories, entirely.

Adam Gase meeting in Denver with 49ers, then perhaps Broncos

Adam Gase is interviewing with the 49ers for a second time today in Denver. Whenever that ends, Gase is expected to then meet with John Elway about a promotion to head coach with the Broncos.

Of course, it's possible the Niners close a deal with Gase during their meeting, but its location would suggest Elway will at least get a chance with the young coordinator.

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