Alex Marvez reports that Packers safeties coach Darren Perry is the “front-runner” to become the Packers next defensive coordinator.
Perry won’t interview for the job until Saturday, but he’s clearly someone to keep an eye on in the coming days.
Packers HC Mike McCarthy also plans to interview Winston Moss and Joe Whitt for the job along with some external candidates that could include Vic Fangio.
There was some early buzz that Fangio was the guy to watch for Green Bay. However, it appears as though McCarthy may want to promote from within for this position.
Perry, 49, played nine seasons in the NFL for the Steelers, Chargers, Raiders, and Saints.
Perry began his coaching career with the Bengals in 2002 as their safeties coach and later worked for the Steelers and Raiders before he was hired by the Packers in 2009.
We’ll have more regarding the Packers’ defensive coordinator search as the news is available.