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Outside candidates set to interview

The Tennessee Titans have requested and received permission to speak with Atlanta Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey, TitanInsider has learned from a league source.

Also, a league source confirmed to TitanInsider on Wednesday the Titans have sought and received permission to interview New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell. Meanwhile, after reports came out that Gregg Williams would interview, TitanInsider was later told that he would not be a candidate.

Mularkey, 49, spent two seasons as head coach of the Buffalo Bills in 2004 and 2005, and of late has been credited with helping the development of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.
Mularkey also has spent time as an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Fewell was the Bills' interim coach last season and would also satisfy the NFL's Rooney Rule of having a minority candidate interview for the head coaching vacancy.

The Titans have already interviewed offensive line coach Mike Munchak and Mike Heimerdinger.

Williams was the Titans defensive coordinator from 1997-2000 under Jeff Fisher before leaving to be the Bills head coach for three seasons, preceding Mularkey in that capacity. Williams earlier this year declined to interview for the Denver Broncos head coaching position.

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