AFC West coaching updates

January, 19, 2010
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As we continue to wait to see if Oakland owner Al Davis is going to keep or fire Tom Cable –- the season ended 16 days ago -- here are a couple of assistant coaching updates in the AFC West:

While the Raiders drag their feet on the status of the big job on staff, NFL.comis reporting that former Giants defensive line coach Mike Waufle is interviewing for the defensive line position in Oakland. You would think that if assistant coaches are being interviewed it would be a good sign the head coach is staying. But that’s not necessarily the case.

Meanwhile, the Denver Post is reporting that linebackers coach Don Martindale is a candidate to be promoted to defensive coordinator. Former New England defensive coordinator Dean Pees, however, is still considered the front-runner. Mike Nolan and the Broncos parted ways Monday. He was hired to be Miami's defensive coordinator Tuesday.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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