Browns to interview Eagles’ Dennard Wilson for DC place; report

The Cleveland Browns will reportedly interview Eagles defensive backs coach and defensive passing recreation coordinator Dennard Wilson on Saturday for their vacant defensive coordinator place.

That can be a giant loss for the Eagles.

The information of the Browns’ plan to interview Wilson was initially reported by CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones, whereas’s Mary Kay Cabot reported that the interview is scheduled for Saturday.

The Eagles have to hope the Browns drag out this course of. Because Jonathan Gannon is once more a candidate for the top teaching gig in Houston and the obvious in-house alternative for him is Wilson, who will not have the ability to be promoted if he is already in Cleveland.

Wilson, 40, has been with the Eagles as their defensive backs coach since 2021, becoming a member of the workers underneath Nick Sirianni and Gannon. For this previous season, he was promoted and the title of defensive passing recreation coordinator was added subsequent to his title.

Wilson has coached defensive backs within the NFL for years. Before coming to Philly, he was with the Jets and earlier than that with the Rams. He additionally had a cup of espresso within the NFL as a participant after going undrafted out of Maryland in 2004.

When Gannon started interviewing for head teaching jobs final 12 months, Wilson was in fact excited about how he’d deal with issues every time he results in the DC chair.

“Look, I’ve been doing this for a very long time and I’ve been round some nice defensive coordinators for my part,” Wilson stated this summer season. “I’ve been groomed by Gregg Williams, I’ve been groomed by Todd Bowles, who’re superb on this league and are very thorough. So I’ve been tutored by them.

“I understand how to run a ship, I do know the tasks. If the chance presents itself, I’ll be greater than prepared for it. But I’m right here the place my toes are and I’m simply attempting to be one of the best defensive again coach I could be.”

The Eagles completed this season with the No. 1 cross protection within the NFL, giving up simply 179.8 yards per recreation by the air.

Sure, the Eagles have top-of-the-line teams of cornerbacks within the NFL however they’ve additionally wanted to piece collectively a number of the secondary due to accidents and Wilson has gotten good play out of UDFA Reed Blankenship and backup K’Von Wallace, amongst others.

Wilson’s gamers actually appear to assume an terrible lot of him too. They reward him each likelihood they get.

Last 12 months after his unimaginable 2021 season, Darius Slay questioned aloud why Wilson hadn’t been named a defensive coordinator but.

“He ain’t by no means steered me mistaken, not as soon as but,” Slay stated. “Like I stated, I’m simply shocked he is been within the recreation for 15 years and did not have a DC job as a result of he is a sensible dude. And he performed on this league earlier than so I will not be shocked if ultimately he has considered one of them jobs.”

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