Report: Raiders request to interview Patriots' McDaniels

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The Las Vegas Raiders have requested an interview with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their vacant head coaching job, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Raiders owner Mark Davis has eyed McDaniels for weeks, according to Rapoport. Las Vegas will reportedly speak to the coordinator, who's considered a top candidate for the opening, on Saturday.

The Raiders could pair McDaniels with Patriots executive Dave Ziegler, who'd become Las Vegas' general manager, Rapoport notes.

McDaniels has spent 13 seasons over two separate stints commanding the Patriots' offense. The unit has ranked in the top 10 in scoring during 12 of his 13 campaigns at the helm.

The longtime coordinator hasn't held a head coaching job since his 28-game stint with the Denver Broncos from 2009-2010. McDaniels was set to become the Indianapolis Colts' head coach in 2018 but instead chose to remain in New England.

Should McDaniels take the Raiders' job, Alabama assistant Bill O'Brien could serve as his replacement, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. O'Brien spent 2007-2011 on the Patriots' staff in a variety of offensive roles.

Las Vegas has also shown interest in Jerod Mayo, DeMeco Ryans, and Todd Bowles for its coaching vacancy. Additionally, interim coach Rich Bisaccia earned an interview after guiding the club to a postseason appearance.

Report: Raiders request to interview Patriots' McDaniels
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