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Steelers' Mike Munchak reportedly the frontrunner for Broncos job

| Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, 7:15 a.m.
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak watches from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak had his interview for the Broncos head coaching job on Friday, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says us that Munchak is the frontrunner for the spot.

Munchak has a daughter and granddaughter in Colorado. He also has the same agent as John Elway. Rapoport said in his report that Munchak is staying in Denver until a decision is made.

The team is still planning to interview Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio.

Meanwhile, former Steelers offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is apparently considering a return to coaching.

The Tampa Bay Times reports that the Buccaneers interviewed Arians on Saturday.

Arians is 66 and had been the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals until he retired after the 2017 season. He spent this year calling games for CBS.

It's believed the Bucs think Arians can work well with Jameis Winston after pairing with Ben Roethlisberger, Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Carson Palmer. He also has known Winston since he was at his passing camp in Alabama.

Tampa Bay General Manager Jim Licht also worked with Arians in Arizona when Licht was the Cardinals' vice president of player personnel.

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