The Redskins are not done interviewing candidates for their vacant defensive coordinator job. San Diego Chargers LB coach Joe Barry was interviewed Monday and Tuesday, San Francisco 49ers DB coach Ed Donatell was interviewed on Wednesday, and former Houston Texans DC Wade Phillips was interviewed yesterday. Another possible candidate was current Redskins DB coach Raheem Morris, but the team has not interview him and has granted the New York Giants permission to interview him for their vacant DC job.
Dianna Russini from NBC Washington 4 is reporting another name to the DC search. Eric Mangini, currently the tight ends coach for the 49ers, has been coaching in the NFL since 1996. He started with the Baltimore Ravens as an offensive assistant, then moved on to the New York Jets as a defensive assistant for 3 years. In 2000, he began working under Bill Belichick as a defensive backs coach for 3 years, then to defensive coordinator in 2005, and won 3 Super Bowl rings during that time. He became a head coach in 2006 with the New York Jets, and was there until 2008. After being fired by the Jets, he was hired as the Cleveland Browns head coach. He only lasted 2 years in Cleveland, and then moved into broadcasting with ESPN. He returned to the sidelines in 2013 as a Senior offensive coordinator for the 49ers, and then last year became tight ends coach.
Former Browns/Jets HC and current 49ers assistant Eric Mangini will interview for the Redskins DC job per sources.— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) January 9, 2015
[UPDATE #1: 1:30 PM 1/9/15] The Redskins have permission to interview Mangini from the 49ers
Confirmed with Redskins that they have in fact requested permission from 49ers to interview Eric Mangini for the DC job #Redskins— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) January 9, 2015
[UPDATE #2: 2:40 PM 1/9/15] The interview will happen on Monday
Redskins source says Mangini will interview on Monday. Eric hired ST coach Ben Kotwica in New York. #Redskins— Dianna Marie Russini (@NBCdianna) January 9, 2015