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Last updated on Monday, February 4, 2008
(INDIANAPOLIS, IN) - Now that the NFL season is over, Indianapolis Colts defensive coordinator Ron Meeks should know more about his future shortly.
Meeks has interviewed twice with Washington Redskins Owner Dan Snyder and Vice President of Football Operations Vinny Cerato regarding the team's head coaching vacancy. Former New York Giants Coach Jim Fassel is believed to be the frontrunner to replace hall-of-fame coach Joe Gibbs, who retired following Washington's loss to Seattle in the wild card round of the playoffs.
The Washington Post reported Sunday that Fassel was almost offered the job last week, but that Snyder and Cerato have since interviewed Meeks and former San Francisco and Detroit Head Coach Steve Mariucci. Snyder said no decision would be announced until after the Super Bowl.
One reason for holding off on an announcement may be that the Redskins reportedly want to talk to current Giants Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Spagnuolo's stock increased with New York's upset of the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Spagnuolo's defense held the highest-scoring offense in league history to just 14 points in the Giants' 17-14 win.
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