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Whisenhunt talking to assistants, could decide soon

Kansas City Chiefs v San Diego Chargers

the Kansas City Chiefs the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 29, 2013 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 27-2 in overtime. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

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With the Chargers out of the playoffs, the suddenly hot coaching candidacy of offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt could reach fruition quickly.

In laying the groundwork for a potential Whisenhunt-to-Detroit deal in the next day or so, Mike Silver of the NFL Network reports that Whisenhunt has been talking to some fellow assistants about joining him at his next destination.

While the Browns and Titans talked to Whisenhunt as well, his status as an established coach meshes with the Lions’ established quarterback situation, which is why he’s been considered the favorite there for some time.

Given that other teams have already hired coaches and gotten a jump start on adding assistants, having such plans in place will be crucial for Whisenhunt to build a staff.