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Updated: January 6, 2004, 10:38 AM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | ESPN Insider
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The club is moving closer to having a general manager in place by the end of the week. Jets assistant GM Mike Tannenbaum completed his interview Monday and the Bucs will meet with Giants personnel director Jerry Reese today. According to the Tampa Tribune that should bring to a close their first round of interviews. The other two people on the short list are Raiders senior assistant Bruce Allen and Bucs director of player personnel Tim Ruskell.

Miami Dolphins: Associate director of pro scouting Bobby Grier is now on the team's radar as an option to fill their open general manager position. The Houston Chronicle reports Texans GM Charley Casserly confirmed late Monday night the Dolphins had asked for permission to interview Grier earlier in the day. Before coming to Houston Grier held the title of vice president/player personnel for the New England Patriots. Baltimore director of player personnel Phil Savage, former Saints GM Randy Mueller, Tampa Bay director of player personnel Tim Ruskell, New York Giants director of player personnel Jerry Reese and Miami executive VP Rick Spielman also are candidates for the vacancy.

New York Jets: Coach Herman Edwards is trying to rebuild his staff, and he's not straying very far from home to do it. Edwards, who fired defensive backs coach Bill Bradley last week, interviewed with Giants defensive coordinator Johnnie Lynn Monday. Before he struggled as the defensive voice of the Giants he was considered a good secondary coach. The New York Times reports Edwards is also scheduled to interview the Giants' defensive line coach, Denny Marcin, today, and he, too, could be in line for a position coach job. Tampa Bay's defensive line coach Rod Marinelli is tops on New York's wish list but there is a hold up. Tampa Bay is without a general manager, and the Buccaneers will wait until that spot is filled before deciding whether to give Marinelli permission to interview with the Jets.


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