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Packers head coaching search roundup

Posted: 1:51 PM, Dec 31, 2018
Updated: 2019-01-06 21:35:16Z
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GREEN BAY, Wis. — After the Packers' season ended with an embarrassing 31-0 shutout at Lambeau at the hands of the Lions, they didn't waste any time corralling head coaching candidates.

With Black Monday casualties including at least six head coaches, team president/CEO Mark Murphy and GM Brian Gutekunst certainly didn't have any time to waste. They can interview NFL coaches who are not in the playoffs or have a playoff bye (Rams, Saints, Chiefs and Patriots). The wild-card game staffs are off limits until after their season are complete.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Monday the Packers have requested to interview offensive line coach Mike Munchak, Patriots defensive coordinator Brian Flores and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has reported Titans offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur and Saints assistant coach and tight ends coach Dan Campbell have also been requested for head coach interviews with Green Bay.

On Friday, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported fired Dolphins coach Adam Gase has been added to the interview docket.

And on Saturday, the Packers also interviewed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken, whose contract had expired with the Bucs.

Monken, Carmichael, LaFleur and Flores are the only ones of the 11 known interviewing candidates who have no prior experience as a NFL head coach.

The Packers also reportedly have interest in Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald , who said "I'm not going anywhere," after his Wildcats won the Holiday Bowl on Monday.

Previously, a pair of former Colts head coaches, Jim Caldwell and Chuck Pagano, were reportedly interviewed for the head coach vacancy. Rapoport said Monday that the Jets and Browns also interviwed Caldwell, who also was the head coach of the Lions.

Check back on this story for developing updates as more information becomes available.