On Tuesday, the Chargers met with Bills offensive coordinator and interim head coach Anthony Lynn and then Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin for interviews in San Diego, Michael Gehlken of UT San Diego
reports. On Wednesday, Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph will visit, becoming the seventh candidate to interview in the past week.
Joseph, 44, marks the final known candidate yet to interview for the position.
Barring the emergence of a mystery candidate, the Chargers soon will be finished with their first round of interviews. Additional interviews could be scheduled thereafter with some candidates, although not all are available.
Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub, 54, and Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, 42, are prohibited from being reached immediately; their teams are still in the playoffs. If both Kansas City and New England win this weekend, the soonest opportunity for contact is after the AFC Championship Game on Jan. 22. Neither is eligible to be hired until after his team is eliminated.
Lynn’s interview was believed to be scheduled initially for Monday. A source said it was held Tuesday morning instead.
Buccaneers defensive coordinator Mike Smith, 57, and Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, 42, also have interviewed for the Chargers’ vacancy.