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Ravens associate head coach/DL coach Anthony Weaver interviews with Commanders

The Washington Commanders appear close to finding a new head of football operations. On Thursday, several outlets reported the Commanders had narrowed their choices to 49ers assistant GM Adam Peters and Bears assistant GM Ian Cunningham.

While Washington looks to wrap up its head of football operations/GM search soon, it began the first round of interviews for the head coaching position on Thursday.

According to Ben Standig of The Athletic, Baltimore Ravens associate head coach/defensive line coach Anthony Weaver wrapped up his virtual interview with the Commanders.

The Commanders requested permission to interview Weaver and Ravens defensive coordinator Mike MacDonald earlier this week. It’s believed that MacDonald also interviewed with Washington, but not confirmed. At least five of the eight teams with coaching vacancies have requested permission to interview MacDonald.

Only coaches with a bye week in the NFL wild-card round were allowed to interview virtually this week. That means the San Francisco 49ers and the Ravens.

For teams that have coaches in the wild-card round this weekend, they can begin interviewing virtually next week — three days after the conclusion of their games.

In-person interviews can begin after the divisional round of the NFL playoffs.

Weaver, 43, was a second-round pick of the Ravens in 2003. He played seven seasons in the NFL and began his coaching career in 2010 as a graduate assistant at Florida. He moved to the NFL in 2012 as an assistant defensive line coach for the New York Jets. After stints with the Bills and Browns as the defensive line coach, Weaver returned to Houston in 2016, where he spent five seasons as the defensive line coach.

He joined Baltimore in 2021 and is viewed as a potential future head coach.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire