Titans request interview for Raiders interim coach Antonio Pierce

Published Jan. 10, 2024 5:15 p.m. ET

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have requested an interview with Las Vegas interim coach Antonio Pierce, potentially giving the Raiders competition should they eventually offer him the full-time job.

Tennessee is looking for a replacement for Mike Vrabel, who was fired Tuesday after six seasons. He went 56-48, but lost 18 of his last 24 games and went 6-11 this season.

The Titans also requested an interview with Dallas defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka. The Cowboys host the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in the wild-card round.

NFL teams can’t start in-person interviews until after the divisional round, and they also cannot interview candidates employed by other NFL teams until Tuesday or Wednesday for any coach whose team is done or team has a playoff bye.


The Raiders' season is over after they finished 8-9, but went 5-4 after Pierce replaced Josh McDaniels at midseason.

Tennessee hired Ran Carthon last year, making him the franchise's first Black general manager.

Las Vegas is making hiring a general manager a priority, having requested interviews with five external candidates. Interim general manager Champ Kelly is believed to be a strong candidate to get the position on a full-time basis, but the Carolina Panthers have requested an interview with him.


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