Jan 042020
Eric Bieniemy, Kansas City Chiefs (October 1, 2018)

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The New York Giants officially confirmed that they interviewed Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy and Baltimore Ravens Defensive Coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale on Saturday. The Giants said Bieniemy and Martindale met with team President and Chief Executive Officer John Mara, General Manager Dave Gettleman, and Vice President of Football Operations and Assistant General Manager Kevin Abrams.

The 50-year old Bieniemy has served as Kansas City’s offensive coordinator since 2018. Before that he was the running backs coach for the Chiefs (2013-2017), Minnesota Vikings (2006-2010), UCLA (2003-2005), and University of Colorado (2001-2002). He also served as offensive coordinator at the University of Colorado (2011-2012).

The 56-year old Martindale has served as Baltimore’s defensive coordinator since 2018. Before that he was the linebackers coach for the Ravens (2012-2017), defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos (2010), linebackers coach of the Broncos (2009), and linebackers coach of the Oakland Raiders (2004-2008).

The Giants interviewed Dallas Cowboys Defensive Backs Coach/Defensive Passing Game Coordinator Kris Richard on Thursday and former Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy on Friday.

The NFL Network is reporting that the New York Giants will interview Baylor University Head Coach Matt Rhule next week, possibly on Tuesday, for the team’s head-coaching vacancy. Rhule is set to meet with the Carolina Panthers first on Monday for their head-coaching position.

The 44-year old Rhule has been Baylor University’s head coach since 2017. Before that he served as head coach of Temple University (2013-2016), assistant offensive line coach for the New York Giants (2012), a variety of assistant coaching positions with Temple University (2006-2011) including offensive coordinator, and a variety of assistant coaching positions with Western Carolina University (2002-2005) including assistant head coach.

Per previous media reports, the Giants have also requested to meet with New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Josh McDaniels and New England Patriots Special Teams Coordinator/Wide Receivers Coach Joe Judge.

ESPN is reporting that the New York Giants are re-signing cornerback Grant Haley to a 1-year contract. He was set to become an exclusive rights free agent.

Haley was originally signed by the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2018 NFL Draft. He was signed to the Practice Squad in September 2018 and the 53-man roster in October 2018. As a rookie, Grant ended up being the team’s nickel corner, playing in 10 games with nine starts, and finishing the season with 33 tackles and 2 pass defenses. In 2019, Haley played in 15 games with three starts, but eventually lost the nickel job. He finished with 43 tackles, 1 sack, and no pass defenses.

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