Four teams looking at Bengals OC Jay Gruden

While Jon Gruden wants no part of the coaching carousel, brother Jay Gruden has suddenly become a hot commodity.

With Cincinnati's season ending on Sunday in a loss to San Diego, CBS Sports reported that Gruden's name has surfaced as a candidate for the open head coaching positions with the Vikings, Lions, Redskins and Titans.

All of the franchises have requested permission to interview Gruden for their vacancies.

Gruden is known around the league as a skilled coordinator, even though his team has had its fair share of meltowns on Sundays. But sometimes a coach is only as good as his personnel.

With the Bengals, that very well could be the case.

Even so, the Bengals' offense did finish the 2013 regular season 10th in the NFL with an average of 368.2 total yards per game.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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