Senior Bowl Buzz: Wednesday Morning

The coaching carousel continues to go round and round, as NFL teams with vacancies are inquiring about assistants on the market and those with other teams. Plus, find out which teams were showing an interest in which Senior Bowl players.

A full complement of coaches and general managers were on hand at Wednesday's morning practice, the most important one for the North of this week. Lots of coaching news and player tryouts to report.

We can confirm now that the New York Jets are interested in Tampa Bay Buccaneers running backs coach Art Valero as their replacement for the departed Sam Gash. Yesterday Mike Tannenbaum and Terry Bradway spoke with the Bucs' Bob Casullo about Valero and are expected to ask the team for permission to interview Valero.

Former Oakland Raider Kenny Smith, who did not play last year, was on hand interviewing with teams yesterday. Smith, the one-time Alabama star, has workouts set up with the Dolphins and Buccaneers in the coming week.

According to a team source, it's highly unlikely that the Atlanta Falcons would trade for Oakland Raiders WR Randy Moss. According to the source, team owner Arthur Blank looks for high-character players and Moss wouldn't fit into that mold. The source adds that the team had no interest in controversial WR Terrell Owens when he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles last year.

The Cleveland Browns interviewed former Arizona Cardinals offensive line coach Steve Loney and former Carolina Panthers offensive line coach Mike Maser on Wednesday. According to a league source, Loney is the favorite of many to get the job.

Wednesday Morning NFL Team Interests:

Cleveland BrownsDoug Datish, Troy Smith, Leon Hall, Stewart Bradley, Brandon Mebane, Eric Weddle, Marcus McCauley, Amobi Okoye, Drew Stanton

Minnesota VikingsBen Patrick, set up an interview with Amobi Okoye this afternoon.

San Diego ChargersRyan Harris, Levi Brown

New York GiantsPaul Posluszny

Baltimore RavensAundrae Allison, Josh Wilson

New Orleans SaintsRyan Harris

Carolina PanthersAaron Rouse, Tyler Palko

Kansas City ChiefsAundrae Allison, Samson Satele, Brandon Mebane

Tennessee TitansPaul Williams, Jason Hill, Aundrae Allison


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