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Chargers OK'd to Interview 2 GM Candidates

The search for a new GM and head coach is "hectic" according to a member of the interview panel

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    Tom Telesco (L) and Steve Keim (R) in images from their respective team websites.

    Two possible candidates have been identified in the interview process for the new San Diego Chargers general manager.

    As of Tuesday, the Chargers got permission to talk with Tom Telesco of the Colts and Steve Keim of the Cardinals.

    The Broncos denied the team access to their director of player personnel Matt Russell.

    Former Green Bay Packers GM Ron Wolf, who will help in the search for a new GM, discussed the process in an interview on Chargers.com.

    Wolf said he is one of a panel of people interviewing candidates for the job to help Dean Spanos make a decision. He said the interview process will be easy.

    Candidates will either be “stars” or will eliminate themselves Wolf said.

    Watch the full interview

    As for how the Bolts will stack up in an atmosphere of changing jobs and head coach vacancies, Wolf said the Chargers should be considered a premiere franchise to candidates.

    “Anybody worth his salt would wait to hear what the Chargers have to offer,” he said.

    Meanwhile there are multiple reports that Andy Reid is close to getting the head coaching job with the Cardinals.

    There was speculation that Reid was trying to use the Cardinals offer to work out a quick deal with the Chargers.