Mike Tice was just promoted from offensive line coach to offensive coordinator.
But the Oakland Raiders have requested permission to speak to Tice about their head-coaching vacancy, according to two league sources.
The Raiders officially hired former Green Bay Packers football operations director Reggie McKenzie as general manager a week ago. McKenzie announced the ouster of coach Hue Jackson, who had been head coach for just one season. Since then, the Raiders have been interviewing many candidates.
They include: Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg, Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen, and Packers assistants Winston Moss, Dom Capers and Joe Philbin.
Miami Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles also interviewed last week.
Last week, the Bears interviewed Greg Olson for the team's vacant quarterbacks/ passing game coordinator position. That job hasn't been filled, and coaches are on vacation this week.
After playing 14 NFL seasons as a tight end, Tice rose through the coaching ranks and became the Minnesota Vikings head coach in 2002. After the Vikings defeated the Bears in the 2005 season finale -- to push the team's record to 9-7 -- Tice was immediately informed of his ouster.
The Vikings hired Brad Childress, who was fired late in the 2010 season, after his team started 3-7.