Bengals news: Cincinnati wants to interview Aaron Glenn for defensive coordinator job
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Cincinnati Bengals want to interview Aaron Glenn for defensive coordinator job

Zac Taylor, Bengals

A new report suggests that the Bengals are interested in interviewing Aaron Glenn for their as-yet-unfilled defensive coordinator position.

According to NBC News, the Bengals are in a bit of “scramble mode” since their efforts to recruit Todd Grantham fell through. Grantham was considered a top contender for the position, but he ultimately decided to stay on with the University of Florida after getting a pay raise from the school.

So, that means that Aaron Glenn is the next prospect.

“Glenn has been on the New Orleans coaching staff since 2016. He’s also coached with the Browns and scouted with the Jets since ending a 15-year career as a cornerback in the NFL. Rams cornerbacks coach Aubrey Pleasant and former Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel have also been linked with the opening in Cincinnati.”

Glenn was originally in talks for the position in the first place, but when the Grantham talks heated up, he was moved to the back burner. Now that Grantham is no longer in contention, however, Glenn is a top prospect again.

A former football cornerback who played 15 seasons in the National Football League, Aaron Glenn is currently working as a defensive backs coach for the New Orleans Saints. He played college football for Texas A&M University. During his playing time, Glenn played for the New York Jets, Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, and New Orleans Saints. He was selected by the New York Jets in the first round (12th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft. He played his first eight seasons in the NFL with the Jets, from 1994 to 2001.