Titans one of four interested in Jay Gruden

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Titans are one of four teams that have put in a request for permission to interview Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden for their vacant head coaching jobs.

In addition to Tennessee, the Detroit Lions, Minnesota Vikings and Washington Redskins want to interview Gruden.

Cincinnati had the NFL's 10th-ranked offense in 2013. Gruden's developed quarterback Andy Dalton, who finished the season with a poor performance in Sunday's wild-card playoff loss to San Diego.

Titans general manager Ruston Webster worked with Gruden with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2003-05.

An executive with an NFL franchise who knows Gruden gave him a solid review.

"Good football IQ, good guy, players will like to play for him," the executive said. "He's been a winner everywhere he's been."