The league isn't quite a domain exclusive to offensive coordinators who previously served in the same capacity before landing their current jobs -- but it's awfully close, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Rex Ryan, the Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator the past three years, will stay on in the same capacity under new head coach John Harbaugh, the team announced Monday.
Highly-regarded defensive line assistant Dan Quinn, fired by the Miami Dolphins last week, has agreed to join the staff of New York Jets coach Eric Mangini in the same capacity.
Former New York Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson has been hired by first-year Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli in the same capacity.
The Chiefs and Jets have agreed on the compensation for coach Herman Edwards. A contract agreement is the final hurdle between him and the Kansas City job.
The Chiefs and Jets resumed talks Thursday night after the Jets had earlier imposed a 6 p.m. deadline to complete a compensation agreement for head coach Herm Edwards.
St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz finally filled the last opening on his staff, hiring former Kansas City Chiefs linebackers coach Joe Vitt in the same capacity.
With some veteran NFL coaches out of jobs, hiring fresher faces is becoming the trend around the league.
The Browns and the Rams were both interested in Cris Carter. But Carter still doesn't have a home.