By Eric Schmidt

The interest in fired head coach Lovie Smith appears to be heating up. The former Chicago Bears head coach met with the Buffalo Bills last week, but the team decided against Smith, hiring Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone instead. It is now being reported that Smith will join a growing list of coaches that will interview for the Philadelphia Eagles coaching vacancy.

The Eagles job became available after the team released long-term head coach Andy Reid last week. Reid has been hired by the Kansas City Chiefs, replacing Romeo Crennel.

The Eagles have already interviewed Mike Nolan, Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy and Falcons special teams coach Keith Armstrong. Reports suggest that the Eagles plan on meeting with the following coaches; Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, Seattle defensive coordinator Gus Bradley along with Lovie Smith.

Smith was released by the Chicago Bears last week after nine season with the team. The San Diego Chargers are also reportedly interested in speaking with Smith. Reports have suggested that Smith would be strongly interested in the coaching job with the Arizona Cardinals but there has been little interest from the franchise.




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