Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs spent much of Thursday in negotiations for Reid to become the Chiefs coach, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
The discussions followed nine hours of talks Wednesday that went well enough that Reid canceled plans to interview for other openings, the person told the AP. It's unclear which details were preventing the atwo sides from reaching an agreement.
The Philadelphia Eagles fired Reid after 14 seasons on Monday, the same day the Chiefs parted ways with coach Romeo Crennel.
The search for Crennel's replacement has been led by Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt, who intends to take on more responsibility in the day-to-day operation of the franchise.
Hunt hasn't said if general manager Scott Pioli will be back but indicated his future could be determined by the next coach.
Browns: Cleveland won't be alone in courting Oregon coach Chip Kelly. Philadelphia and Buffalo are also interested. Kelly has spent the past few days in advance of Thursday's Fiesta Bowl against Kansas State deflecting questions about his future. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner have spent the past few days in Arizona, interviewing Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton and former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt. And according to reports, the Browns have also interviewed Syracuse's Doug Marrone and Penn State's Bill O'Brien.
Cardinals: Arizona plans to interview former Chiefs coach Todd Haley, a source told the AP. Haley spent this season as Pittsburgh's offensive coordinator.
Bears: Indianapolis said offensive coordinator Bruce Arians had been granted permission to speak with Chicago about its coaching vacancy, though it's unclear when the interview will take place. There's been speculation San Diego wants Arians, too.
Vikings: Cornerback Antoine Winfield did not practice and plans to wear a bigger cast on his broken right hand in the playoff game against Green Bay on Saturday. He wore a pad on his hand in the game Sunday but could not finish because it was causing him too much pain.
Broncos: Quarterback Peyton Manning tied an NFL record when he won his sixth career Offensive Player of the Month award for December.
Cowboys: An autopsy found practice squad player Jerry Brown Jr. was sober when he was killed in a crash that led to an intoxication manslaughter charge against the teammate at the wheel. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's Office reported Brown had a blood alcohol content of 0.056 percent. That's below the Texas drunken driving standard of 0.08. Police have said nose guard Josh Brent had a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit after the Dec. 8 crash in Irving.