Melbourne assistant Adem Yze has confirmed the Bombers have approached him amid their pursuit for a new senior coach, while former North Melbourne senior coach Brad Scott is seen as a "serious contender" for the vacancy.
AFL Nation's Gerard Whateley has reported that Cameron will instead remain in New South Wales.
“But he’s not going to participate in the Essendon process. It was erroneously reported yesterday that he was interested, that’s not the case.”
With both Cameron and Lyon seemingly out of the race, the position at Tullamarine is now on offer to a select few, including Yze, club great James Hird, and the aforementioned Scott.
Yze revealed to 7 News ahead of his side's semi-final that the Bombers have approached him, with further talks to take place in the coming weeks.
"Yeah I have (been approached)," Yze said.
"That will start next week. I'll have an informal chat with them next week and see where that lands.
"Josh Mahoney (Essendon football boss) obviously he was a line coach (at Melbourne).
"I'm really confident with the way their footy club is set up."
— 7NEWS Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) September 9, 2022
Scott is understood to still be considering the vacancy at Essendon, who are gauging the 46-year-old's interest in the position.
7 News' Tom Browne has revealed Scott is a "serious contender" for the position, despite conflicting reports from earlier this week.
"A serious contender has emerged for the vacant Bombers position," Browne tweeted on Friday.
"Influential AFL Football Boss Brad Scott is weighing up whether he’ll go for it.
"An impressive wining record with a highly salary constrained North. Believe Essendon is strongly gauging his interest."
A serious contender has emerged for the vacant Bombers position.
Influential AFL Football Boss Brad Scott is weighing up whether he’ll go for it.
An impressive wining record with a highly salary constrained North.
Believe Essendon is strongly gauging his interest
— Tom Browne (@TomBrowne7) September 9, 2022
Scott is currently positioned as the AFL's general manager of football, and managed a 106-105 record at North Melbourne between 2010-2019.