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GIANTS INTERVIEW TERYL AUSTIN AND STEVE SPAGNUOLO…
The New York Giants will interview both Detroit Lions Defensive Coordinator Teryl Austin and their own defensive coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo, for the team’s head coaching vacancy on Thursday. Austin has received interest from the Browns, Eagles, and Dolphins. Austin also satisfies the NFL’s Rooney Rule, which requires teams to interview minority candidates for head coaching and senior football positions.
As reported previously, other candidates include:
- New York Giants Offensive Coordinator Ben McAdoo, who interviewed on Tuesday.
- Chicago Bears Offensive Coordinator Adam Gase, who will interview on Friday.
- Jacksonville Jaguars Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line Coach Doug Marrone, who will interview on Saturday.
- Carolina Panthers Defensive Coordinator Sean McDermott – no known scheduled interview.
GIANTS RE-SIGN LOUIS NIX TO RESERVE/FUTURE DEAL…
The New York Giants have re-signed defensive tackle Louis Nix to a reserve/future contract. Nix is the the sixth Practice Squad player re-signed by the Giants this week.
Nix was signed by the Giants after he was waived by the Houston Texans in September 2015. He was active in four games but rarely saw any action. The Giants waived him in November and then signed him to the Practice Squad. Nix was originally drafted in the 3rd round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Texans. He has been plagued with injuries, having knee surgery in 2013 at Notre Dame, knee surgery in the summer of 2014 with the Texans, and then a wrist issue that landed him on Injured Reserve in September 2014 with the Texans. He never played in a regular-season game with Houston. Nix is a strong, mammoth nose tackle-type lineman who can take on the double-team and hold the point-of-attack when healthy. Although Nix is a good athlete for his size, he is more of a run defender than pass rusher. Nix’s professionalism and work ethic were questioned in Houston.