NFL sends out list of recommended head-coaching candidates

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NFL sends out list of recommended head-coaching candidates

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ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 03: Assistant coach, Mike Vrabel of the Houston Texans during a preseason game on September 3, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

As it has done every since 2014, the NFL’s Career Development Advisory Panel has sent a list of recommended candidates for head coaching jobs to all 32 teams.

The list, according to former NFL executive Michael Lombardi, features 14 current assistant coaches, one of whom is not Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Paul Guenther.

The list includes six coaches from the offensive side of the ball:

Saints assistant head coach and tight ends coach Dan Campbell

Lions offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter

Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels

Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy

Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur.

And five defensive coaches:

Vikings defensive coordinator George Edwards

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz

Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel

Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks

And the lone special teams coordinator on the list is the Chiefs’ Dave Toub.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell formed the panel in 2014 in the interest of diversity after the league was criticized following a 2013 offseason when all eight new head coach hires were white.

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