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Tuesday, January 11, 2011
AFC East wire: Coaching staff updates


There have been a few reports pertaining to AFC East coaching staffs that deserve monitoring:

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted former University of Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt is in demand and will speak with the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, San Diego Chargers and Carolina Panthers.

Bills head coach Chan Gailey was the Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator when Wannstedt was head coach. Schefter added Wannstedt would not interview to be defensive coordinator with the Bills. They do have at least one defensive vacancy after firing inside linebackers coach Demontie Cross last week.

The Dolphins are moving on their offensive coordinator opening, need a quarterbacks coach and would seem to be unhappy with their tight ends coach, too.

They've been granted permission to interview Dallas Cowboys tight ends coach John Garrett and San Diego Chargers tight ends coach Rob Chudzinski to be offensive coordinator.

Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reported Monday the Dolphins wanted to speak with Garrett, and the Cowboys were OK with it. Garrett, the older brother of new Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett, served on Bill Parcells' 2007 Cowboys staff with Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano.

San Diego Union-Tribune beat writer Kevin Acee reported Chudzinski might follow former Chargers defensive coordinator Ron Rivera to the Panthers. Chudzinski is a former Miami Hurricanes and Browns offensive coordinator and also held the title of assistant head coach with the Chargers.

The Dolphins also need a quarterbacks coach because David Lee, the man who introduced the Wildcat to the offense, will be Mississippi's offensive coordinator.