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Could Gary Kubiak change his mind and leave Baltimore for Denver?

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

The silence is beginning to speak volumes. Though Gary Kubiak previously stated he was returning to Baltimore, he's remained extremely quiet over the past few days.

John Harbaugh said he expects him back and that nothing's changed. But his name continues to swirl as a top candidate for the head coaching job in Denver. While it would be tough for Kubiak to go back on his word, being the head coach of Denver could serve as too good of an opportunity to pass up.

One way to squash the speculation would be to release another one- or two-sentence statement reiterating that he's staying in Baltimore. That's yet to happen. And as a result, the Broncos, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, have reached out to request an interview.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Broncos submitted request to Ravens to interview OC Gary Kubiak, who has said he would remain in Baltimore but who has long ties to Denver.</p>&mdash; Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) <a href="https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/555674798148583424">January 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Sure, Kubiak could do the interview out of courtesy for his friend John Elway. But without a firm second denial, some worry about Kubiak bolting could become worrisome. Especially when news begins to trickle out that some folks inside the organization are making contingency plans.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ravens are preparing for possibility of Gary Kubiak leaving, but nothing is done yet. Hearing that Harbaugh is talking with Kubiak today</p>&mdash; Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) <a href="https://twitter.com/RavensInsider/status/555746951200006146">January 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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This isn't to say he leaves or that I think he's gone. But it doesn't appear as set in stone like it was late Sunday and early Monday morning. It's the NFL and situations are always fluid, especially with coaching searches.