Josh McDaniels figures to be one of the hottest head-coaching candidates on the market later this season, and perhaps into the offseason, but he said on Tuesday that he's not focused on those sorts of opportunities at the moment.
When asked about the Rams opening -- Los Angeles fired Jeff Fisher on Monday -- and if he was interested in interviewing for that position, McDaniels said he has a one-track mind right now.
"I've already spoken my piece on that," he said. "We've got a short week to get ready for a great opponent. I'm focused on the Broncos. I know there's a lot of other things going on out there, but my focus and my attention is going to stay right here in the building on the team that we have to get ready for, and how we can prepare our team the best we can for our game on Sunday."
Among the names "circulating" when it comes to the open Rams position, according to the LA Times, are McDaniels, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, coach-turned-broadcaster Jon Gruden and Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.
The same LA Times piece also mentioned that the Jaguars are believed to be interested in McDaniels. Jacksonville general manager Dave Caldwell was a college teammate of McDaniels' at John Carroll University in the mid-1990s.
Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.
Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.
The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.
More to come...
Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment.
Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".
Click here to listen and see how he did.