Monday, January 2, 2012
Updated: January 3, 12:53 PM ET
Source: Jeff Fisher to interview for jobs
ESPN.com news services
Former Tennessee Titans coach Jeff Fisher will interview with the Miami Dolphins and St. Louis Rams within the next week as he begins his return to the NFL, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Fisher will interview with the Dolphins in Florida within the next 24 to 48 hours and with the Rams later in the week, the source said.
The Dolphins fired coach Tony Sparano on Dec. 12 and general manager Jeff Ireland and owner Stephen Ross confirmed Monday that the team has begun the search for its next coach.
Chicago Bears special teams coordinator Dave Toub will interview for the job, a league source confirmed to ESPNChicago.com's Jeff Dickerson. The New York Daily News reported the Dolphins also are interested in talking to New York Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.
The Rams fired coach Steve Spagnuolo and general manager Billy Devaney on Monday and both Fisher and former Buccaneers and Raiders coach Jon Gruden have been mentioned in connection with the opening. However, Gruden, currently an analyst for ESPN, has said he is remaining with ESPN and the "Monday Night Football" broadcast team.
Fisher sat out the entire 2011 season after being fired by the Titans in January. He had served as coach of the franchise for 16 full seasons, including before the Titans moved from Houston to Tennessee.
Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and The Associated Press contributed to this report.