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Arizona trims list; Sherman to interview again

TEMPE, Ariz. (Jan. 10, 2007) -- The Arizona Cardinals are bringing Mike Sherman back for a second interview for their coaching vacancy on Thursday.

At least two others are expected to have second sessions, but their names were not revealed when the team announced it would meet again with Sherman.

The Cardinals are believed to be waiting to see what happens in Pittsburgh, where Steelers assistants Ken Whisenhunt and Russ Grimm are leading candidates to replace Bill Cowher.

Whisenhunt, the Steelers' offensive coordinator, and Grimm, assistant head coach-offensive line coach, are among the eight candidates who interviewed for the Arizona job, and either or both could be among the Arizona finalists.

The Cardinals met with three candidates out of town because their teams are still in the playoffs: Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, Indianapolis Colts assistant head coach-quarterbacks coach Jim Caldwell and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Cam Cameron.

A second interview with any of them would have to wait until their team is out of the playoffs.

Sherman, former Green Bay Packers coach and currently assistant head coach of the Houston Texans, was in Tempe for an interview last week.

Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator Norm Chow was interviewed in Arizona on Jan. 8.

The other candidate interviewed was Clancy Pendergast, defensive coordinator under Dennis Green. He is under contract with Arizona. However, Pendergast's interview was believed to be a courtesy.

Green was fired after three losing seasons with the Cardinals.

The Associated Press News Service

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