FIVE BLACK NFL HEAD COACHES FIRED - ONLY TWO REMAIN


Marvin Lewis: The Cincinnati Bengals coach told his staff that he had been fired, according to Sports Illustrated.

Vance Joseph: The Denver Broncos let go of their head coach on Monday after going 6-10 this season.

Steven Wilks: The Arizona Cardinals have fired coach Wilks after a rough season of going 3-13, Sports Illustrated reported.

Todd Bowles: New York Jets owner Woody Johnson will look for another coach after firing Bowles on Monday.

Hue Jackson: The former Cleveland Browns coach was fired in October, as well as offensive coordinator Todd Haley, the Dayton Daily News previously reported.  

Other coaches that were fired include Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter, Miami Dolphins coach Adam Gase, and Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy, Sports Illustrated reported.

Earlier this month, the NFL modified the 2003 Rooney Rule, which requires every professional team to interview one or more diverse candidates. 

‚ÄúSince the inception of the Rooney Rule, we have seen the rule adopted across business sectors and considered an industry best practice to increase diversity," NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement on December 12. "The policy updates made today will bolster the current Rooney Rule requirements and are intended to create additional opportunities for diverse candidates to be identified, interviewed, and ultimately hired when a vacancy becomes available."

 
 
 
 
 
 
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