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Updated Jan 16, 2013 - 6:43 pm

Report: Cardinals request permission to speak with Bruce Arians

The Arizona Cardinals coaching search took yet another turn late Tuesday night.

According to NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport reported the team has requested permission to speak with Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians.

Arians, 60, spent just one season with the Colts, but prior to that he was the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator for five seasons.

Arians’ initial season with the Colts was rather eventful, as not only did he tutor rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, but he was the team’s interim head coach for 12 games while head coach Chuck Pagano recovered from leukemia. He guided the team to a 9-3 mark while in charge, and the Colts ultimately reached the playoffs.

Unfortunately for Arians, though, he missed the playoff game due to being hospitalized with a virus.

Rapaport has also reported the Cardinals are set to interview Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, and the team has already spoken with Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton.

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