Open Thread: Black Monday; Coaching Search

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Photo by: Jeff Fusco

The regular season has drawn to a close, and Black Monday has arrived. Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski are on the lookout for the Eagles’ next head coach. So are at least four other teams. With more firings come more openings; one of the busiest times of the year is just beginning.

We’ll update this thread with new information as it streams in, so check back here — and join the conversation below — to make sure you’re up-to-date as the winds of change start to swirl.

3:18 — Chip Kelly suitors emerging?

Adam Schefter reports that Kelly’s camp reached out to the Niners to express interest in San Fran’s head coaching job, and that the Niners brass “are likely to at least consider” Kelly.

3:05 — The Eagles’ front office is doing its due diligence, as was the case three years ago.

2:47 — On ESPN’s NFL Insiders program, Chris Mortensen reported that the Eagles will interview Doug Marrone for the head coaching position. Mortensen also reported the Eagles had a phone conversation with Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase last night.

2:32 — Albert Breer reports Sean Payton to look at the Giants’ coaching vacancy if he does indeed part with the Saints.

The Eagles will reportedly be interested in Payton as well, if he parts with the Saints. 2:28 — Tom Coughlin has informed the Giants’ coaching staff that the team will be making a coaching change.

Half of the NFC East will have new head coaches next season. 1:16 — Update on Sean McDermott’s status. His Carolina Panthers are in the playoffs, but he can interview this week because they have a first-round bye.

12:45 — The Eagles confirmed they will interview Pat Shurmur for the head coaching position today.

9:15 — Here’s what we know so far.

— Per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles will interview Pat Shurmur today, and Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase tomorrow.

— Per the Daily News’ Paul Domowitch, Sean Payton will be high on the Eagles’ list if he and the Saints cut ties.

— According to Schefter, Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson is going to be a “leading candidate” for the job.

Sam Bradford said Sunday he hopes Pat Shurmur gets “serious consideration” for the head coaching job.