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Report: Pats' McDaniels declines interview with Bengals

Updated: 04-01-2019 04:05 IST

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels reportedly declined an interview request from the Cincinnati Bengals, who are conducting interviews for the vacant position of head coach this week.

Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reported Thursday that McDaniels told the Bengals he didn't want to be considered as a candidate to replace Marvin Lewis.

McDaniels, 42, who was 11-17 as the head coach of the Denver Broncos from 2009-10, is set to interview with the Green Bay Packers on Friday.

The Bengals have interviews scheduled with Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy, former Broncos head coach Vance Joseph, and Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor. Other potential candidates include current assistants Hue Jackson, Bill Lazor and Darrin Simmons.

ESPN reported Thursday that the Bengals also requested permission to interview Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken, though no date for an interview has been set.

Monken, 52, took over play-calling duties from Dirk Koetter this year and helped the Bucs finish third in total offense, though turnovers kept them out of the top 10 (12th) in scoring.

Monken has just seven years of NFL coaching experience -- including a four-year stint as the Jacksonville Jaguars' wide receivers coach -- but he was the head coach at Southern Miss from 2013-15, going 9-5 in his final season.

--Field Level Media

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