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In the wake of our report from Tuesday night regarding rumors linking former Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil to the coming vacancy at the top of the organization, we’re hearing that Vermeil is declining opportunities to speak publicly about the situation. Although Vermeil’s position seems to suggest that perhaps something is percolating, a league source tells us that the rumors of a Vermeil return are off the mark. “Anyone who suggests that Vermeil may be returning [to the Chiefs] in any capacity is smoking crack,” the source said, pointing to Vermeil’s personnel decisions and draft record as the basis for the team’s current predicament. Another name to watch, we’re told, is Buccaneers pro personnel director Mark Dominik. There’s chatter that Domenik might be on the short list of candidates for the G.M. position.