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NFL coaching rumors Which coaches, GMs will hit NFL unemployment line on Black Monday?

The end of the line is here for several NFL coaches and general managers.

Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano
Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano
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Jim Tomsula out as coach of the San Francisco 49ers.


Let's summarize what has already happened when it comes to hirings and firings around the NFL.

Coach Mike Pettine and GM Ray Farmer are out with the Cleveland Browns. DawgsByNature has all the coverage.

Ex-New York Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum is leading an overhaul with the Miami Dolphins. Check The Phinsider for more coverage.

See SB Nation's coaching rumors tracker for everything that is going on.


Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants is not the only NFL head coach whose job status is up in the air as the NFL regular season comes to a close. Firing season is here, so which disappointed organizations across the league will be giving coaches and general managers pink slips? While we wait to learn Coughlin's fate, let's track dismissals across the league.

We know that Chip Kelly is already out as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. Who else is likely to be fired?

The Cleveland Browns are widely expected to fire head coach Mike Pettine, and have already fired general manager Ray Farmer. The Browns are also rumored to be in pursuit of Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

[UPDATE]: The Browns have also officially fired Mike Pettine after a meeting with owner Jimmy Haslem. The Browns appear to -- once again-- be in a full rebuild.

The Miami Dolphins have already fired general manager Dennis Hickey, which means interim coach Dan Campbell is almost certainly out.

[UPDATE] The Miami Herald is reporting that Chris Grier will be announced as the Dolphins' new General Manager on Monday morning. Grier has been the Dolphin's director of college scouting for the last eight years, and has been with the Dolphins' organization for 15 years in total.

Jim Caldwell is probably out as head coach of the Detroit Lions. The Lions are currently also looking for a general manager, and a member of the Giants' hierarchy is under consideration.

Interim coach Mike Mularkey is probably out with the Tennessee Titans. Could Chip Kelly surface there, a place where he would be reunited with quarterback Marcus Mariota?

Indianapolis Colts coach Chuck Pagano is on this ice after a disappointing season. If Pagano is released -- which could happen this evening -- Mike Shanahan, Jon Gruden, and Sean Payton are all rumored to be interested in coaching Andrew Luck.

Sean Payton could see his time with the New Orleans Saints come to an end. Payton is still under contract for the next two seasons, and the Saints could elect to put Payton on the trading block. Jay Glazer of Fox sports has reported that New Orleans could be looking for at least a second round pick in compensation for Payton.