Redskins Interview Ravens Offensive Coordinator Caldwell
Update: Jan. 5, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.
Original: Jan. 5, 2014 at 7:52 a.m.
ASHBURN, Va. (CBSDC) — Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell became the latest candidate to interview for the Washington Redskins vacant head coaching position, the team confirmed Sunday.
A day after meeting with Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott in Charlotte team officials closed the weekend by sitting down with Caldwell at Redskins Park.
Caldwell compiled a 26-22 record in three seasons as head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, including an AFC Championship in his first season. He was fired after the team went 2-14 without Peyton Manning in 2011.
Washington has been without a head coach for a week after firing Mike Shanahan last Monday.
Caldwell is the fourth person, and third in three days, known to have interviewed for the position. Team officials have also interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Dallas Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia.
An interview with New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is scheduled for Monday according to multiple reports.
Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who is reportedly on general manager Bruce Allen’s list of potential candidates, may interview with the Redskins following Cincinnati’s loss to the San Diego Chargers in the Wild Card round of the playoffs.
The Washington Post reports the Redskins may also seek to interview Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and running backs coach Hue Jackson.
In the collegiate ranks, ESPN has reported Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin has also drawn interest from the Redskins. Franklin previously served as offensive coordinator at the University of Maryland for three seasons.