Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn out of running for one head coaching job

Aaron Glenn, Detroit Lions (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images)
Aaron Glenn, Detroit Lions (Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images) /

And then there was one, as Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn is no longer in the running for one of the two remaining available head coaching jobs.

Detroit Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn has interviewed for both of the head coaching jobs that remain available. He had a second interview for sure with the Indianapolis Colts and there was a report he would have one with the Arizona Cardinals. He was a reported finalist for the Cardinals job, while the Colts have yet to whittle their search down to that close to making a hire stage.

According to Zak Keefer of The Athletic, Glenn’s interviews with the Colts went well. The Colts also may reportedly have a third round of interviews, and they may not hire a new head coach until after the Super Bowl. Some candidates could remove themselves from consideration if the search goes on much longer.

The Cardinals are starting to move faster in their head coaching search. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported Sunday that Steelers defensive assistant Brian Flores, Giants offensive coordinator Mike Kafka and Bengals defensive coordinator Lou Anarumo are the three known finalists in Arizona, and Glenn is among those who are out of the running. Cardinals defensive coordinator Vance Joseph and Bengals offensive coordinator Brian Callahan were also apparently told they are out of the running in Arizona.

Aaron Glenn is possibly a top candidate for the Colts head coaching job

Glenn is one of at least eight candidates known to have interviewed twice for the Colts’ job. Whether he would get a possible third interview is unclear. But Keefer covers the Colts and his report about the first interviews going well is surely well-sourced and from an informed perspective.

In any case, Glenn is now a step closer to staying on as the Lions defensive coordinator for another year.

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