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Reports: Panthers to interview Jim Caldwell, Frank Reich

Detroit Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford talks with head coach Jim Caldwell before the game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 at Ford Field in Detroit.

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The Carolina Panthers are expected to interview former NFL head coaches Jim Caldwell and Frank Reich for their head coaching vacancy, multiple outlets reported.

Steve Wilks, who finished the season as interim head coach, is also a candidate for the job.

Caldwell, 67, is 62-50 as a head coach with the Indianapolis Colts (2009-11) and Detroit Lions (2014-17). He went 2-4 in playoff games and coached the Colts to Super Bowl XLIV, where they lost to New Orleans. He has not worked in the NFL since serving as the Miami Dolphins’ assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach in 2019.

Reich, 61, was fired Nov. 7 by the Colts after a 3-5-1 start to the season. He went 40-33-1 overall in four-plus seasons in Indy.

Wilks was promoted after Matt Rhule was fired by Panthers owner David Tepper, who said he was seeking a cultural reset for the franchise.

Tepper had a conversation — not an interview — with Jim Harbaugh about the post last week. However, it was reported Sunday that Harbaugh’s camp initiated the call with Tepper. It’s unclear if Harbaugh will get a formal interview.

–Field Level Media