The Washington Redskins interviewed Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell for the team's vacant head coaching position. Washington fired head coach Mike Shanahan shortly after the end of the regular season, though general manager Bruce Allen remained in place. Allen and other officials flew to Seattle to interview Bevell, likely a courtesy so the Seahawks coordinator isn't away from the team for too long, as they are preparing for the playoffs.
Here's what else you might have missed from Tuesday in the NFL:
The Detroit Lions have reportedly shown interest in hiring Seattle Seahawks assistant coach Tom Cable. The Lions fired head coach Jim Schwartz shortly after the regular season ended, and Cable would fill that position. Cable took over the offensive line coaching position and became Pete Carroll's assistant head coach after he was fired from the Oakland Raiders.
The Cleveland Browns asked the New England Patriots for permission to interview offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for their vacant head coaching position, and the Patriots obliged on Tuesday. With a bye week prior to their opening playoff matchup, the Patriots can afford to let McDaniels interview at this time, though they ultimately would not have been allowed to prevent it in the end, given that McDaniels would be getting a promotion.
Green Bay Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews will likely miss Sunday's NFC wild card game against the San Francisco 49ers. Matthews is dealing with a thumb injury that kept him out of the team's regular season finale against the Chicago Bears. Matthews had surgery to repair the fractured thumb earlier in the season and missed four games before returning.
Jovan Belcher's mother filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Kansas City Chiefs on Tuesday. The lawsuit comes nearly 13 months after the former Kansas City linebacker killed his girlfriend and then himself. The lawsuit alleges that Belcher was exposed to "repetitive head trauma" and "suffered multiple concussive and subconcussive blows to the head which caused or contributed to cause a consellation of neurologic/brain harms," among other things.
Baltimore Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb will have sports hernia surgery this offseason. Webb has been dealing with the issue for much of the season, and has been playing through significant pain. Webb has appeared on the injury report multiple times with an abdomen injury. The surgery is considered minor.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe returned to team practice on Tuesday. Bowe was officially cleared as per the NFL's concussion protocol, though he has not yet been cleared to play. That test will come later in the week. Bowe missed the team's Week 17 finale against the San Diego Chargers, but the team rested most of the starters in that game anyway.
The Washington Redskins will interview Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. The Redskins have a head coaching vacancy and McDermott has led the Panthers to the second-best defense in the NFL this season. Carolina is the No. 2 seed in the NFC, and much of that has to do with its defense. McDermott will likely be interviewed before the week is up so he can concentrate on his Divisional Round opponent.