Coaching contingency plans

Chargers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron will interview for the vacant head coaching position with the Houston Texans after receiving permission from San Diego to pursue the opportunity. The Chargers, meanwhile, are making contingency plans if another coach moves on.

"Cam Cameron has been given an opportunity to talk to the Houston franchise about their vacancy," head coach Marty Schottenheimer said. "He expects to go down there in the next week."

Cameron led the Chargers offense to the fifth-most points in the league, despite the team managing just 14 points in its final two contests.

The offense ranked tenth overall in yards under Cameron's tutelage.

Cameron has a history with Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly; he was the quarterbacks coach at Washington from 1994-96 while Casserly was the Redskins' GM.

The Chargers are also making plans to replace Wade Phillips if he moves on to one of the eight openings in the NFL.

Phillips, who is 47-36 in three different stints as an NFL head coach, is the architect of the Chargers 3-4 defense.

The Chargers have already contacted the agent for Ted Cottrell – hoping he will be a fallback option if Phillips moves back to the head coaching ranks.

There is no word on whether they have contacted anyone to take over for Cameron should he leave.

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