Hours after announcing they now have a coaching vacancy, the Titans have submitted a request to interview Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel, Albert Breer of SI.com tweets. Vrabel is scheduled to speak with team on Wednesday, January 17, Breer adds in another tweet.
Vrabel, whom John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports (on Twitter) will interview for the job, remains a finalist for the Colts’ HC post. However, Josh McDaniels is currently the frontrunner for that job despite Vrabel having made it into the final two.
Titans GM Jon Robinson and Vrabel’s Patriots tenures overlapped. The former linebacker played in New England for seven seasons during Robinson’s run as a Patriots scout or scouting director. The Titans could interview Vrabel on Jan. 28.
The 42-year-old Vrabel has only been a coordinator for one season but booked HC interviews with the Lions and Colts this year, and McClain notes (via Twitter) he’s likely to be a head coach soon.
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