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Chargers block Giants’ request to interview special teams coordinator Ryan Ficken

The Giants are searching for a new special teams coordinator after firing Thomas McGaughey, and one of the coaches they were hoping to bring in for an interview was Ryan Ficken of the Chargers.

However, New York’s request was denied by Los Angeles, according to NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo.

Despite Brandon Staley being fired, the Chargers don’t want one of the assistants he brought in to go to another team, and they hope they can get him to stay on staff with whoever the next head coach is.

Hired to oversee the Bolts’ special teams two years ago, Ficken engineered some of the best units in the NFL in that timeframe.

Before joining the Chargers, Ficken spent the first 15 years of his NFL career with the Vikings, serving as the team’s special teams coordinator in 2021 after assisting the group for the prior eight seasons.

Story originally appeared on Chargers Wire