AFC West coaching news and notes

The Washington Post reports that the Broncos have denied the Redskins permission to talk to running back coach Bobby Turner. It is no surprise new Washington coach Mike Shanahan pursued Turner.

Turner was with Shanahan during his entire 14-season run in Denver. Turner is considered one of the best position coaches in the league. He was one of a handful of coaches new Denver coach Josh McDaniels kept when he was hired last year.

The fact that Denver denied Washington permission to talk to Turner means McDaniels values Turner as much as Shanahan did.

There is a report that Seattle wants to interview San Diego defensive coordinator of the head–coaching job. However, with it appearing that USC coach Pete Carroll is close to becoming the Seattle coach, it may be a moot point. Buffalo was also reported to have interest in Rivera.