Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg is too busy plotting strategy for the NFC wild-card game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday to pay attention to reports putting him on the list to become the next coach of the Cleveland Browns.
According to the News-Herald in Willoughby, Ohio, the Browns eventually plan to interview Mornhinweg as they search to replace Eric Mangini, who was fired Monday.
Browns president Mike Holmgren knows Mornhinweg well, having coached him in high school in San Jose, Calif., in 1978. Mornhinweg was also on Holmgren's coaching staff in Green Bay in 1995 and '96. Mornhinweg is a former Detroit Lions head coach.
Looking to replace defensive-minded Mangini, the Browns plan to interview Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey and St. Louis offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur. Mularkey confirmed he will speak with the Browns and Denver Broncos "later this week" about their coaching vacancies. The Broncos announced on their Twitter account they will interview Mularkey on Friday in Atlanta. The Rams said they've granted the Browns permission to speak with Shurmur.
The father of Eagles defensive end Trent Cole has been charged with domestic violence and unlawful restraint in Ohio, according to a report.
The Dayton Daily News reported that Trent Cole Sr., 53, a pastor in Dayton, is accused of striking his wife - who is not the mother of the Eagles player - and restraining her from leaving their home in Springboro, Ohio, on Nov. 7. The new charges were issued by a grand jury Monday.
Trent Jr.'s agent, Rich Rosa, told the Philadelphia Daily News that Trent has no relationship with his biological father. Rosa said Cole is close to his stepfather.
Cole Sr. remained free on a $25,000 bond set in Warren County Common Pleas Court and is subject to a temporary order of protection.
Playoff tickets for Sunday's game against Green Bay sold out within minutes yesterday.