The Houston Texans fired coach David Culley, and a Chicago Bears coordinator has an interview. Here’s the latest in the NFL’s firing and hiring cycle.

Change is in the air. “Black Monday” arrived in the NFL the day after the regular season ended with a flurry of major changes beginning around the league.

As of Thursday, the Chicago Bears, Jacksonville Jaguars, Denver Broncos, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans were searching for new head coaches and the Bears, Vikings and Giants were searching for new general managers.

The Bears had interviews set up with at least 11 GM candidates and nine coaching candidates.

As a new cycle of firing and hiring proceeds, we’re tracking all of the latest moves.

Thursday

The Houston Texans fired coach David Culley after one season.

The scoop: The Texans finished 4-13 in the only season under Culley, 66, a longtime NFL assistant in his first job as a head coach. The Texans were playing without starting quarterback Deshaun Watson amid allegations of sexual assault against him. Week 1 starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor played in only six games because of injury, and the Texans turned to rookie Davis Mills to start 11 games.

Since 1994, Culley has been a wide receivers coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs, with which he was also the assistant head coach, a quarterbacks coach with the Buffalo Bills and the assistant head coach/wide receivers coach/pass game coordinator with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Carolina Panthers are interviewing Bears special teams coordinator Chris Tabor, according to ESPN.

The scoop: Tabor was the Bears special teams coordinator for all four seasons under Matt Nagy, and he served as interim head coach for one game in 2021 when Nagy had COVID-19. He also was the special teams coordinator with the Cleveland Browns for seven seasons, spanning multiple head coaches.

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Wednesday

The Chicago Bears added two more names to their general manager interview pool.

The scoop: The Bears …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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