Colts nonetheless need to interview DeMeco Ryans

The Indianapolis Colts nonetheless need to interview 49ers defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans for his or her head coach emptiness, and are planning to provide Jeff Saturday a second interview together with six or seven different candidates, an individual accustomed to the workforce’s plans instructed The Related Press.

The individual spoke on situation of anonymity Tuesday as a result of the workforce remains to be narrowing its checklist of coaches for second interviews to seven or eight.

Ryans had an interview deliberate with the Colts final week, however needed to postpone to concentrate on preparation for San Francisco’s divisional playoff recreation towards the Dallas Cowboys. Ryans interviewed with the Texans and Broncos, but additionally needed to postpone with the Cardinals. The Panthers are also fascinated about Ryans.

The 49ers beat Dallas and can face the Philadelphia Eagles within the NFC championship recreation on Sunday.

Ryans can have second interviews with Houston and Denver subsequent week whether or not the Niners win or lose, per NFL guidelines. The window for first interviews with groups has closed for now so he’ll have to attend till San Francisco’s season is over to talk with the Colts, Cardinals and Panthers.

The Colts have already got interviewed particular groups coordinator Bubba Ventrone, Lions offensive coordinator Ben Johnson and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn, Broncos DC Ejiro Evero, Eagles OC Shane Steichen, Giants OC Mike Kafka, Rams DC Raheem Morris, Bengals OC Brian Callahan, Giants DC Wink Martindale, Cowboys DC Dan Quinn, Packers particular groups coordinator Wealthy Bisaccia and Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy.

The Colts fired coach Frank Reich in early November after a 3rd straight loss and changed him with Saturday on an interim foundation. After successful his first recreation at Las Vegas, Saturday and the Colts misplaced their final seven to complete 4-12-1.

Saturday, a former two-time All-Professional heart who snapped the ball to Corridor of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning for 12 seasons with the Colts, was working as an ESPN analyst when the Colts introduced him in to interchange Reich.


AP Sports activities Author Michael Marot contributed.


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