NFL head-coach openings: Latest buzz, rumors and what we're hearing on candidates for Broncos, Giants, Dolphins

The NFL coaching carousel spins the Monday after every regular season ends, and often it spins in ways unforeseen. Not many foresaw the firing of Brian Flores in Miami, whereas for the other firings that have occurred, it's fair to put them in the "expected" category. There are six head-coach openings now, with one more interim coach -- Las Vegas' Rich Bisaccia -- in the playoffs.

We've turned to insiders Dan Graziano and Jeremy Fowler not only to make sense of what already has transpired but also for their insight on what steps each team with a head-coach opening might take next. We know of several of the candidates each team has requested to interview and/or already might have spoken to. Graziano and Fowler separate fact from fiction and share what they've heard so far about each opening and whether there are more to follow.

What's the latest with the openings for the Broncos, Giants, Jaguars, Bears, Vikings and Dolphins? Who are the names to watch? Here's what Graziano and Fowler had to say, along with more newsy nuggets and notes from the week.(Note: This was written before Houston fired coach David Culley on Thursday afternoon.)

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