Breaking Coaching News

From the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., Scout.com has received breaking news in the NFL coaching world on three different fronts.

  • Scout.com has learned the Arizona Cardinals have fired offensive line coach Steve Loney and have replaced him with Pittsburgh Steelers OL coach Russ Grimm.

  • The Cleveland Browns were denied permission to talk to Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Tony Sparano to become their offensive line coach.

  • The Carolina Panthers are showing serious interest in hiring Cleveland Browns offensive line coach Jeff Davidson as the Panthers offensive line coach or offensive coordinator. Updating this ongoing report here, as of mid-afternoon Tuesday, Davidson is now in contract negotiations for the offensive coordinator position and a hiring could be announced in the next 24 hours. He was interviewed for those positions, but his hiring isn't finalized yet. Davidson's contract was up in Cleveland.

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