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With all NFL head coaching jobs filled, Josh McDaniels, Matt Patricia focused on Denver, not future 01.18.16 at 2:35 pm ET
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It appears like Josh McDaniels will be staying in New England as all the NFL head coaching vacancies have been filled. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

It appears like Josh McDaniels will be staying in New England as all the NFL head coaching vacancies have been filled. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

At the end of the NFL regular season, there were seven head coaching jobs available. Two weeks later, there are none and both of the Patriots’ coordinators are still in New England.

Both Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia were asked about their situations and with all the jobs filled, does it mean they will be back with the Patriots next season?

Patricia reportedly interviewed with the Browns during the Patriots’ bye week, while McDaniels reportedly said he wouldn’t interview, as he was focused on the divisional round game.

“I’m just really focused on Denver,” Patricia said. “That was a couple weeks ago or whatever the situation was there. We’ve got a big challenge in front of us here trying to get ready for the Broncos. That’s really not a question that’s pertinent to this week.”

McDaniels felt the same way.

“I think that’s in the past now,” McDaniels said. “I’m focused strictly on this game and this week. I think all those things will play out in due time.”

While McDaniels didn’t interview anywhere, a number of teams reportedly showed interest, including the Dolphins, Giants, Titans and Lions.

Bill Belichick said he wasn’t even paying attention.

“Honestly, all the other things going on around in the league, I don’t pay too much attention to,” Belichick said. “Last week we were trying to get ready for Kansas City, this week we’ll get ready for Denver. There’s a protocol that has to be followed in the league and if it affects us I’ll follow those guidelines. But honestly, I don’t really care about it or think about it.”

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Is Josh McDaniels a possible candidate for Titans head coaching job? 01.14.16 at 9:29 am ET
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The Titans are expected to name former Patriots’ director of college scouting Jon Robinson as their new general manager as early as Thursday, which means New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could be in play as a possible head coaching candidate with the Titans.

Robinson had been with the Patriots since 2002 when he was an area scout. In 2006, he moved up the ladder, becoming regional scout. He was named assistant director of college scouting in 2008 before becoming director of college scouting in 2009. He then got the promotion to director of player personnel with the Bucs in 2014.

The Titans fired head coach Ken Whisenhunt in November, after the team started the season 1-6 with No. 2 overall pick Marcus Mariota starting at quarterback. Mike Mularkey finished the year as the interim head coach.

McDaniels has been linked to several head coaching jobs since he return to New England as the offensive coordinator in 2012, and reportedly expressed interest in the Tennessee job earlier this month.

In other Patriots’ coaching news, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia — who interviewed for the head coaching vacancy in Cleveland — has lost out on the gig to Hue Jackson, who was officially tapped to lead the Browns on Wednesday.

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Matt Patricia focused on Chiefs, not weekend interview with Browns 01.11.16 at 10:20 am ET
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Matt Patricia

With the Patriots having a first-round bye, it allowed the Patriots assistant coaches to be interviewed for head coaching positions around the league.

While offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels chose not to interview for any jobs despite a lot of interest, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia interviewed with the Browns on Saturday.

On a conference call Monday, Patricia was asked about the interview experience, but he didn’t want to discuss it, saying his focus is on the Chiefs.

“I mean, really for me, this is all about Kansas City right now,” Patricia said. “That is where my focus is and that is kind of where my attention is. Talking about Kansas City.”

Patricia interviewed with the five-person committee, which included owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and Korn/Ferry International consultant Jed Hughes.

Cleveland has now interviewed six candidates besides Patricia: Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, Cowboys secondary coach Jerome Henderson, Jaguars assistant head coach/offensive line coach Doug Marrone, Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase are the others.

Gase of course took the head coaching job with the Dolphins over the weekend.

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Dolphins hire Bears OC Adam Gase as new head coach 01.09.16 at 11:37 am ET
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Cross another team off the list of potential landing spots for Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels.

Less than a week after the Dolphins beat the Patriots 20-10 in Miami, the Dolphins have hired a new head coach following Joe Philbin’s firing during the season and then Dan Campbell taking over on an interim basis.

After multiple reports this morning saying a deal was close between Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase and the Dolphins, it’s now a done deal and there will be a press conference Saturday afternoon announcing the hire.

Both Patriots coordinators — McDaniels and Patricia — had their names mentioned with the job, with Patricia having an interview lined up Saturday with Miami, until they locked in on Gase.

Miami finished the season 6-10 and haven’t had a winning season since going 11-5 in 2008.

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Report: Matt Patricia will speak with Dolphins, Browns on Saturday at 8:24 am ET
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Matt Patricia

Matt Patricia is expected to meet with the Dolphins and Browns on Saturday to discuss their head coaching vacancies, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

[UPDATE 11:45 a.m.: Patricia’s interview with the Dolphins apparently didn’t happen, as the Dolphins have reportedly settled on Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase as their new head coach.]

The 41-year-old has been with New England since 2004, and has been New England’s defensive coordinator since 2012. He’s also served as the Patriots’ linebackers and safeties coach, as well as an assistant offensive line coach.

Cleveland fired Mike Pettine was fired earlier this month after going 10-22 in two years at the helm of the Browns. Meanwhile, the Dolphins did not retain interim head coach Dan Campbell, who took over midway through the 2015 season. The Dolphins finished the year at 6-10 and 5-7 under Campbell.

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Devin McCourty raves about ‘intense’ defensive coordinator Matt Patricia at 6:00 am ET
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FOXBORO — Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia’s name has been linked to a few NFL head coaching openings this week, most notably the Browns, as it was reported the team requested permission and was granted permission to speak with him.

Safety Devin McCourty was asked what it’s like to play for the 41-year-old and the first word to come out of his mouth was “intense.”

“He’€™s a guy that makes sure we’€™re always kind of locked in,” McCourty said Thursday. “He has a lot of different things he likes to tell us to get us motivated. He really focuses on, for us as a defense, having a certain type of attitude. He brings that every day. He has a certain way about him. I don’€™t care what he’€™s going through, whether it’€™s no sleep, a lot of sleep, having a baby born, he has a certain attitude that he brings to work every day and I think the guys feed off of it.”

[UPDATE: It’s been reported Patricia will interview with the Browns on Saturday.]

He’s been with New England since 2004 and the Patriots’ defensive coordinator since 2012. Patricia has also served as the Patriots’€™ linebackers and safeties coach, as well as an assistant offensive line coach.

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has also received interest from other teams, but he reportedly won’t interview with any teams prior to the Patriots’ divisional round game.

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‘It Is What It Is’ podcast: Bengals, Steelers, Chiefs, Texans, why Matt Patricia might just wind up staying put 01.06.16 at 6:10 pm ET
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This week’€™s “It Is What It Is” podcast takes a look at what’€™s going on around the NFL this wild card weekend, namely will Mike Petraglia’€™s hometown Bengals and Marvin Lewis finally win a playoff game. Trags has some tips for Cincy as host Chris Price asks all the right questions. If the Bengals win, the Patriots and Cincy will meet on Jan. 16 at Gillette. If the Bengals bungle it up again, it’€™ll be the winner of the Chiefs and Texans. And how seriously will Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels be considered for open coaching jobs in Cleveland, Miami and New York.

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