Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, who despite saying "I have every intention of coming back here," is at least confirmed to interview with the Arizona Cardinals this week, published reports have confirmed.
All that was remaining was the date for the interview to take place.
According to Kent Somers with AZCentral.com, the interview will be conducted this Thursday.
Arizona recently promoted Vice President of Player Personnel Steve Keim to the General Manager position.
Keim replaces former general manager Rod Graves, who was with the team for 16 years. Graves was the general manager since 2007, and was fired Dec. 31, along with coach Ken Whisenhunt.
After interviewing with several other teams, Keim will be promoted from vice president of player personnel to general manager. Keim has been with the Cardinals since 1999, when he was a regional scout. He was named the vice president of player personnel in 2012.
Earlier on Tuesday Gruden acknowledged the frustration around the city after a bad showing from the offense he manages during Saturday's 19-13 thumper that knocked Cincinnati out of the playoffs.
"I also know in this business your welcome mat doesn't last forever and I'm sure mine has probably been kicked off the doorstep. People probably want me out of here right now," Gruden said after his unit finished two slots lower than last year at No. 22. "That's just the way it is in this business."