Vikings plan to interview former Eagles OC Pat Shurmur

MINNEAPOLIS -- After the Minnesota Vikings lost running backs coach Kirby Wilson to the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday, they're moving quickly to look at another candidate for their offensive staff.

A league source said the Vikings plan to interview former Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur on Friday, after he was let go by the team this week. Shurmur also is in the running for a passing game coordinator job with the Rams, and the source said he could have interest from two other teams. The source said it was still undetermined whether Shurmur would be in the mix for a running backs coach job or another position on the Vikings' staff.

Shurmur has never been a running backs coach, and if he's got interest from other teams in higher-profile jobs, the Vikings might have a tough time luring him to Minnesota for a position coach job. Then again, head coach Mike Zimmer hired Tony Sparano -- a former head coach and offensive coordinator -- to be his offensive line coach. He said last week he anticipates offensive coordinator Norv Turner will return in 2016; assuming that's still true, it's unclear at this point what Shurmur's role on the offense would be. Still, the Vikings' interest in Shurmur is intriguing, and merits close attention in the next few days.