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The local NBC affiliate in Washington, DC is reporting that the New York Giants are no longer interested in Raheem Morris as potentially the team’s next defensive coordinator. Morris, who has been the defensive backs coach for the Washington Redskins for the last three seasons, interviewed with the Giants on Friday.
Just learned the Giants, who met with Raheem Morris on Friday for their DC job are not interested. Next interview? The Redskins.
— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) January 13, 2015
Meanwhile, Pepper Johnson interviewed with the Giants for the same position on Monday. Johnson was the defensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills in 2014.
The Giants are also believed to be interested in Steve Spagnuolo, who was an assistant head coach and defensive backs coach for the Baltimore Ravens in 2014 and who served as the Giants’ defensive coordinator in 2007-2008. While NJ.com is reporting that the Giants have not yet officially asked the Ravens permission to interview Spagnuolo, Newsday is saying the Giants have in fact already done so. Newsday, The New York Post, and ESPN are reporting that the Giants are expected to interview Spagnuolo this week.
Giants expected to interview Ravens Sr. defensive assistant and former Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo for DC job this… http://t.co/0N3I0DOVJr
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 12, 2015
The New York Post is also reporting that a previous ESPN report that the Giants might consider their current Safeties Coach David Merritt for the defensive coordinator position is not true. Merritt has been on the Giants’ staff since 2004.
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