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Commanders request permission to speak with Giants’ assistant coach

New Washington Commanders head coach Dan Quinn is working to fill out his coaching staff. Shortly after accepting the job, Quinn quickly settled on his offensive coordinator (Kliff Kingsbury) and defensive coordinator (Joe Whitt Jr.).

After Monday’s press conference introducing Quinn, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported that Washington contacted the Raiders to request permission to speak with their 2023 defensive backs coach Jason Simmons. The Raiders granted permission.

On Tuesday, the Commanders reached out to another potential secondary coach.

According to Art Stapleton, a beat reporter and NFL columnist for The Record and NorthJersey.com, the Commanders reached out to the New York Giants with a request to interview their assistant special teams coach Mike Adams.

Adams is rather new to the coaching world, having just retired from 16 16-year playing career in 2019. Adams played for six teams throughout the course of his career and was a former two-time Pro Bowl selection.

He entered the coaching ranks in 2021 as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Bears. In 2023, he moved to the Bears as an assistant special teams coach.

Stapleton says Adams would be interviewing to be Washington’s secondary coach if the Giants grant permission.

Adams served as a special teams coordinator at last week’s Senior Bowl.

Adams, 42, played in 228 career games and finished with 30 interceptions.

Story originally appeared on Commanders Wire