Detroit Lions to name Saints DB coach Aaron Glenn defensive coordinator: Report

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Kirkland Crawford, Detroit Free Press
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Whenever Dan Campbell is officially named the Detroit Lions' next head coach, he'll be bringing along at least one staff member from the New Orleans Saints.

The Lions are expected to add Saints defensive back coach Aaron Glenn as their next defensive coordinator, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday.

Glenn, 48, played 15 seasons in the league at cornerback and was a three-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowl selection. The New York Jets drafted him 12th overall in the 1994 draft out of Texas A&M. Despite being 5 feet 9, he finished his career with 41 interceptions, six returned for touchdowns. He played for the Jets (1994–2001), Houston Texans (2002–04), Dallas Cowboys (2005–06), Jacksonville Jaguars (2007) and Saints (2008).

New Orleans Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn throws prior to an NFL game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. on Jan. 3, 2021.
New Orleans Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn throws prior to an NFL game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte, N.C. on Jan. 3, 2021.

Glenn interviewed with the Jets and Tennessee Titans for their their head coaching vacancies Jan. 11.

The Lions are free to hire Campbell, the Saints' assistant head coach and tight ends coach, after New Orleans was eliminated from the playoffs Sunday.

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