Falcons interview with coaching candidate Eric Bieniemy completed

Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy watches players before the team's AFC championship game against the New England Patriots Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs have perhaps the most dynamic offense in the NFL and the San Francisco 49ers feature one of the stingiest defenses in the league. The men in charge of the units got interviews for head coaching but were passed over. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

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Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy watches players before the team's AFC championship game against the New England Patriots Jan. 20, 2019, in Kansas City, Mo. The Chiefs have perhaps the most dynamic offense in the NFL and the San Francisco 49ers feature one of the stingiest defenses in the league. The men in charge of the units got interviews for head coaching but were passed over. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

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Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy completed a virtual interview for the Falcons’ open head coach position on Monday, the team announced.

San Francisco defensive coordinator Robert Saleh also is scheduled to have a virtual interview with the Falcons.

The Falcons on Friday formally interviewed interim head coach Raheem Morris.

The Falcons are seeking to replace Dan Quinn, who was fired on Oct. 11 after five-plus seasons. Quinn, one of two coaches to guide the Falcons to the Super Bowl, finished with a 43-42 regular season record. He was 3-2 in the playoffs, including the 34-28 loss to New England in Super Bowl LI.

With the season completed, teams can hold in-person interviews for head coach and general manager positions with candidates if they are not a current NFL team employee or whose team has been eliminated from the playoffs.

Virtual interviews for head coach positions may begin with coaches whose teams have a bye in the first week of the playoffs, and may continue through the conclusion of wild card games on Jan. 10.

Virtual interviews for high-level club employees and secondary football executive positions may begin. Once a candidate’s employer team is eliminated from the playoffs, in-person interviews may begin.

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2. New York Jets

3. Miami Dolphins (via Houston)

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