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Joe Philbin to Interview for Chiefs Coaching Job

The Chiefs will interview Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin for their vacant head coaching position, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.

Schefter adds the interview, which will take place tonight, is the latest in “several interviews” the Chiefs have already conducted in their search for a long-term replacement for Todd Haley, who was fired last month.

Interim head coach Romeo Crennel, who guided the Chiefs to a 2-1 record at the end of the season, is believed to be the early favorite for the position. Crennel was the Cleveland Browns head coach from 2005-08, compiling a 24-40 record, including a 10-6, non-playoff showing in 2007.

Philbin has been with the Packers since 2003, coaching the offensive line and tight ends before he was promoted to offensive coordinator by head coach Mike McCarthy in 2007. Before joining the Packers, Philbin coached the offensive lines at Iowa. Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli is close with current Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, who employed Philbin from 1999-2002.

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