Arizona to interview Steelers coordinator Haley

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The Steelers have granted permission to the Arizona Cardinals to interview Todd Haley for their head coaching job, and they could talk to him in Pittsburgh.

Haley, who completed his first season as the Steelers offensive coordinator, was Arizona's offensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008 before he became head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009 through most of the 2011 season.

Arizona fired Ken Whisenhunt as head coach Monday. Whisenhunt was the Steelers offensive coordinator when he landed that job in 2007 and hired Haley as his first offensive coordinator.

One of the Cardinals' reported candidates, Andy Reid, appears ready to take the job in Kansas City. Arizona officials also have interviewed their defensive coordinator, Ray Horton, a former secondary coach with the Steelers. Mike McCoy, Denver's offensive coordinator, is also a candidate.

Cardinals officials plan to fly to Washington to interview Redskins pro personnel director Morocco Brown for their general manager's job. They might stop in Pittsburgh as part of the trip to talk to Haley, who has been close with Cardinals president Michael Bidwill, son of the team's owner.

Haley, 45, an Upper St. Clair native, is the son of Dick Haley, a former Steelers player and longtime personnel man.

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For more on the Steelers, read the blog, Ed Bouchette on the Steelers at www.post-gazette.com/plus. Ed Bouchette: ebouchette@post-gazette.com and Twitter @EdBouchette.


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