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Colts won’t let Rob Chudzinski interview for OC jobs elsewhere

Jimmy Haslam, Rob Chudzinski

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, left, talks with former Browns coach Rob Chudzinski, now an Indianapolis Colts special assistant, before an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


With the Senior Bowl practices/unofficial NFL coaching job fair in full swing, vacant positions are drying up quickly.

And so is the candidate pool, by at least one more.

Via Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Colts aren’t going to allow offensive assistant Rob Chudzinski to interview for any of the open offensive coordinator jobs.

The 49ers, Bears and Rams each had interest in the former Browns head coach, who has had varying degrees of success as a coordinator with the Browns and Panthers in the past. The former University of Miami tight end has had more success coaching up his old position, and the Colts have a solid stable to tight ends with which to work in Coby Fleener and Dwayne Allen.

In Indianapolis, he’s served in a variety of roles for head coach Chuck Pagano, but he also serves as insurance in case offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton ends up with a head coaching gig in the near future.