By ROB MAADDI
AP Pro Football Writer
NFL executive Troy Vincent hopes hiring minority candidates becomes so common that the Rooney Rule is unnecessary. Vincent, a five-time Pro Bowl cornerback who played from 1992-2006 and a former president of the NFL players union, is the league’s executive vice president of football operations. He told The Associated Press: “We should be creating a workplace culture that doesn’t require mandates to interview people of color and minorities. They should be doing the right thing for the right reasons, not because there’s a policy.” The NFL entered another hiring cycle this week when teams looking for a head coach were allowed to start interviewing candidates on Tuesday.