Falcons allow DC Ryan Nielsen to interview for Jaguars opening

The Atlanta Falcons’ head-coaching search has started to heat up over the last few days. After interviewing former Patriots head coach Bill Belichick on Monday, the team met with Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh on Tuesday.

Both are men of great stature in the coaching community and if either lands the job in Atlanta, they would likely make some big changes to the coaching staff. This could be why the Falcons finally decided to let defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen take an interview with another team.

Atlanta had previously blocked Nielsen and special teams coordinator Marquice Williams from taking any interviews, but that changed on Tuesday night.

Nielsen to interview with Jaguars, per The Athletic's Bruce Feldman

ESPN's Michael Rothstein on possible reason for change

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Story originally appeared on Falcons Wire