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Next up for Eagles will be Jay Gruden

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles will interview Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden on Monday.


The team already has interviewed seven candidates since firing Andy Reid on Dec. 31, and has permission to speak to two other coordinators.


Gruden, the younger brother of Jon Gruden, just finished his second season in Cincinnati. He previously served as an offensive assistant on his brother's staff in Tampa Bay from 2002-08. He also coached several years in the AFL, winning the Arena Bowl title twice.


Gruden interviewed with Arizona on Thursday.


The Eagles are expected to interview Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians and Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley.


CFL coach Trestman denies Bears coaching rumor

CHICAGO — Longtime NFL assistant and current CFL coach Marc Trestman is denying a rumor that the Chicago Bears are set to hire him.


In an email to the Montreal Gazette on Friday, Trestman said he had not heard from the Bears, who fired coach Lovie Smith after the season.


Earlier, Fox analyst and former Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson tweeted that it looks like 2 of my guys getting NFL jobs ... Chud Cleveland and my QB coach at U Trestman to Chicago.


Nine hours later, Johnson tweeted: It LOOKS like 2 of my guys were getting NFL jobs not that Trestman got it! Trestman, who coaches the CFL's Montreal Alouettes, interviewed with the Bears this week. He was on Johnson's staff at Miami in the 1980s.


Cowboys hire Monte Kiffin

IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys have hired former Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin as the replacement for Rob Ryan.


The team announced the move on its website Friday, a day after the 72-year-old Kiffin was at team headquarters to interview with coach Jason Garrett and owner Jerry Jones.


The hiring of Kiffin means the Cowboys will switch back to the 4-3 defense after going to the 3-4 under Bill Parcells in 2005.


Kiffin hasn't coached in the NFL since ending a 13-year run in Tampa in 2008. He spent the past few years coaching in college with his son, Lane Kiffin, at Tennessee and Southern California. At Tampa, Kiffin's defenses frequently were among the league's best, and the Buccaneers won the Super Bowl with him after the 2002 season.


‘Hogettes' retiring

WASHINGTON — The Hogettes will oink no more.


The group of male fans who have cheered on the Washington Redskins for three decades while wearing dresses, floppy hats and pig snouts announced Friday that the group is retiring.


The Hogettes said on their website that it's a new era. They say they'll still be Redskins fans and will be continue to help raise money for children's charities — although in more incognito fashion.


Hogettes founder Michael Torbert told The Washington Post that 30 seasons is enough of guys in pig snouts and dresses. The Hogettes began in 1983, when they started putting on dresses to entertain patients at children's hospitals. They also became fixtures at Redskins games, getting their name from the team's legendary Hogs offensive line.


Westhoff: Jets' handling of Tebow was a ‘mess'

NEW YORK — Mike Westhoff, the Jets' recently retired special teams coordinator, tells a Florida radio station that the way the team handled Tim Tebow was an absolute mess.


Westhoff tells WQAM in south Florida on Friday that he was very, very disappointed in the Jets' lack of use of Tebow, the popular backup quarterback acquired last March to be a key part of the offense. Instead, Tebow barely got on the field in most games and never started at quarterback — even after Mark Sanchez was benched.


Westhoff adds that he's still waiting for the unveiling of the game plan that included lots of Tebow. The quarterback tried to hide his frustration throughout the season, but Westhoff says he could see a change in his demeanor and that swagger that got out of him a little bit.


-- The Associated Press


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