Josh Reed of WIVB reports that the Redskins are expected to interview former Bills DC Dennis Thurman for their defensive coordinator vacancy.
- Adam Caplan of ESPN confirms the news and adds that the interview will take place on Thursday.
The Redskins have already interviewed Rob Ryan, Greg Manusky, Gus Bradley and Mike Pettine for the position.
Washington elected to fire DC Joe Barry and a few assistant coaches a few weeks ago and go in a different direction on defense. In 2016, the Redskins were No. 18 points allowed, No. 3 total yards allowed, No. 21 rushing yards allowed and No. 2 passing yards allowed.
Thurman, 60, began his NFL coaching career with the Cardinals back in 1988 as a defensive backs coach. He later coached in college for several years before he caught on with the Ravens as a defensive assistant.
Thurman followed Rex Ryan to the Jets as the team’s defensive backs coach and was later promoted to defensive coordinator. After seven years with the Jets, Thurman once again followed Ryan to Buffalo and became the defensive coordinator of the Bills.
We’ll have more regarding the Redskins’ defensive coordinator search as the news is available.