New England Patriots

CHARLOTTE, NC - AUGUST 24: New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels takes the field before their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels takes the field before a preseason game against the Carolina Panthers. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

By Matt Dolloff,

Add the Cincinnati Bengals to the list of teams interested in meeting Josh McDaniels to talk about their head coach opening. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Monday that the Bengals have requested to interview the Patriots offensive coordinator for their opening.

Cincy is in the market for a new head coach for the first time since 2003, finally parting ways with Marvin Lewis after 16 seasons, a 131-122-3 record, and seven playoff appearances without a win. McDaniels, meanwhile, appears to be drawing just as much interest from prospective teams as he did last offseason.

Additionally, the Green Bay Packers reportedly requested an interview with McDaniels. He will meet with them on Friday, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Patriots linebackers coach/de facto defensive coordinator Brian Flores is also garnering interest as a head coaching candidate for the second straight season. The Packers, Broncos, and Dolphins have requested to interview him, and he interviewed with the Cardinals last season.

Arizona once again has a head coach opening, in addition to Cincinnati, Green Bay, Denver, Miami, Cleveland, Tampa Bay, and the New York Jets. The potential for McDaniels and possibly even Flores to depart could mean significant turnover on the Patriots’ coaching staff after the 2018 season.

The Browns are another logical candidate to interview McDaniels, a native of Barberton, Ohio. But according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary-Kay Cabot, Cleveland has yet to request an interview with McDaniels as of Monday.

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