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Report: Cardinals OC Harold Goodwin to interview with Rams, Jaguars and Bills

Bruce Arians chats with offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin on practice Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (Adam Green/Arizona Sports)

Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Harold Goodwin is expected to meet with the Rams, Jaguars and Bills about their head coaching vacancies, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Head coach Bruce Arians confirmed Goodwin has three interviews lined up for next week.

“I’m really pulling for him,” Arians told Arizona Sports 98.7 FM’s Paul Calvisi after the game.

Los Angeles, which hosts Arizona on Sunday afternoon, fired head coach Jeff Fisher midseason and replaced him with interim John Fassel. Likewise, Jacksonville fired its head coach, Gus Bradley, in mid-December and replaced him with Doug Marrone. Buffalo fired Rex Ryan last week.

Goodwin has been the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator since 2013 and previously worked with Arizona head coach Bruce Arians in his time with the Steelers (2007-2011) and Colts (2012).

This isn’t the first time the well-respected Goodwin has pursued opportunities to take a step up in the coaching ranks.

Last January, Goodwin interviewed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The future of Goodwin could have deeper ramifications for the Cardinals than them needing to fill the offensive coordinator position. Goodwin was considered an in-house candidate to replace Arians when Arizona’s current head coach decides to retire.

That, according to Schefter, won’t be a concern heading into 2017. The reporter’s sources said Arians still plans to coach Arizona next year.

 

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