Denver coaching search update

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

It doesn't look like Bill Romanowski's plea to be the Denver Broncos' next head coach will be considered.

According to sources, the current plan is for the team to hash through the seven candidates it has interviewed in a five-day span and pare down the list to two or three candidates who will be brought back for a second interview. Sources close to the situation also believe Mike Shanahan's replacement could be named within the next week. Of course, the team could change course and interview more candidates but that is not the current plan.

Candidates for the job include New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Dallas offensive coordinator Jason Garrett. The Broncos, sources say, were very impressed with most of the candidates and feel like they will find a good fit when the search ends.

Meanwhile, sources close to the situation said that Cleveland has yet to contact former Denver general manager Ted Sundquist about their open GM posittion, but that Sundquist is on the team's radar. He was fired by Shanahan last year.