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Wade Phillips Interviewing For Redskins Defensive Coordinator Job

Update:

Troy Renck of Denver 7 reports that Wade Phillips is going to Washington D.C. on Friday to meet with his family. Phillips’ son, Wes, is Washington’s tight ends coach.

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Carol Maloney of NBC Washington reports that the Redskins are interviewing Wade Phillips for their defensive coordinator job on Friday.

  • Liz Clarke confirms that Phillips is, in fact, interviewing for the job tomorrow.
  • John Keim reports that the Broncos still want to keep Phillips in place as their defensive coordinator and the Rams are interested in him as well, so it’s possible he may not meet with the Redskins.

There has been a lot of talk that Phillips could be the Rams’ target to run the team’s defense under new HC Sean McVay, but it appears as though there’s mutual interest in him joining the Redskins.

Phillips’ contract with the Broncos has expired making him one of the best available defensive coordinator options, which explains all of the interest in him.

Phillips, 69, began his NFL coaching career with the Oilers back in 1976 and has worked for several teams in a number of capacities. He has served as the head coach of the  Broncos, Bills and Cowboys before returning to the Broncos as their defensive coordinator in 2015.

This season, the Broncos’ defense ranks No. 4 in yards allowed, No. 1 in passing yards allowed, No. 28 in rushing yards allowed and No. 9 in points per game.

We’ll have more regarding Phillips and the Redskins as the news is available.

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