The Broncos are in the process of seeking permission to speak with Texans offensive coordinator Rick Dennison in regards to their vacant head-coaching position.
Dennison played in Denver as a linebacker and special-teams player from 1982-90 and served as an assistant coach for the team from 1995-2009 before being hired as the Texans' offensive coordinator.
He would become the third coach to interview for the position. Interim head coach Eric Studesville and Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell will be interviewed on Sunday.
The way we see it
Dennison is another familiar name in Denver after legendary QB John Elway returned to the team as the Executive Vice President of Football Operations. He spent the last season working under Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, who is also a former Broncos coordinator and was Elway's backup in his playing days.
With Jim Harbaugh agreeing to a deal with the 49ers on Friday and Mike Mularkey holding off on an interview for now, the Broncos needed to add more names to their dwindling list.