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Patrick Graham, Green Bay Packers (June 4, 2018)

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GIANTS REQUEST INTERVIEW WITH PATRICK GRAHAM FOR DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR…
The NFL Network is reporting that the New York Giants have requested permission to interview Miami Dolphins Defensive Coordinator Patrick Graham for the same position with the Giants. The NFL Network is also reporting that the permission is expected to be granted.

The 40-year old Graham served with new Head Coach Joe Judge on the New England Patriots staff from 2012 to 2015 until he joined former Head Coach Ben McAdoo’s staff with the Giants in 2016-2017. Graham’s first year as a defensive coordinator was 2019, when the undermanned Miami defense finished 30th in the NFL in yards allowed and 32nd in points allowed.

Before becoming Miami’s defensive coordinator, Graham was the defensive run game coordinator and inside linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers (2018), defensive line coach for the New York Giants (2016-2017), linebackers coach for the New England Patriots (2011, 2014-2015), defensive line coach for the New England Patriots (2012-2013), defensive assistant for the New England Patriots (2010), coaching assistant for New England Patriots (2009), defensive line coach for the University of Toledo (2009), graduate assistant for the University of Notre Dame (2007-2008), tight ends coach for University of Richmond (2005-2006), defensive line coach for the University of Richmond (2004), and a graduate assistant for Wagner College (2002-2003).

REPORT – JOE JUDGE TO RETAIN TYKE TOLBERT AS WIDE RECEIVERS COACH…
The NFL Network is reporting that new Head Coach Joe Judge has decided to retain Tyke Tolbert as the team’s wide receiver coach. If earlier reports are also accurate, Tolbert is the second coach from former Head Coach Pat Shurmur’s staff to be retained, joining Special Teams Coordinator Thomas McGaughey.

The 52-year old Tolbert has served as New York’s wide receivers coach since 2018. Before that, he served in the same position with the Denver Broncos (2011-2017), Carolina Panthers (2010), Buffalo Bills (2004-2009), and Arizona Cardinals (2003). His college experience included tight ends coach at the University of Florida (2002), wide receivers coach at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (1999-2001), tight ends coach at Auburn University (1998), tight ends coach at the University of Louisiana Monroe (1995-1997), wide receivers coach at Ohio University (1995), and a graduate assistant with the University of Louisiana Monroe (1994).

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