GREEN BAY – While offensive coordinator Joe Philbin remains a popular head-coaching candidate and director of football operations Reggie McKenzie could become the general manager in Oakland after interviewing with the Raiders this week, the Green Bay Packers won’t be losing college scouting director John Dorsey to the Indianapolis Colts or quarterbacks coach Tom Clements to Penn State.
An NFL source confirmed a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Dorsey turned down an invitation from the Colts to interview for the team’s general manager job, while New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien has accepted the Penn State job, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported Thursday night.
Dorsey, who left Green Bay to spend one season with the Seattle Seahawks before coming back to his old job with the Packers, has been with the franchise since playing linebacker for the team from 1984 through 1989. While it’s possible that he sees a chance to assume McKenzie’s duties if McKenzie departs, the source said it could be that Dorsey is simply happy in Green Bay.
Clements, meanwhile, has never confirmed that he interviewed with Penn State, which has been reeling from the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal and the resulting firing of legendary coach Joe Paterno.
Clements would be a logical choice for coach Mike McCarthy to promote to offensive coordinator should Philbin depart. Philbin reportedly interviewed with the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday and is set to interview with the Miami Dolphins as well. Jacksonville is also reportedly interested in talking with him.
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