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Giants get permission to interview Raheem Morris for DC, per report

Ex-Tampa Bay head coach is now with Washington Redskins

Raheem Morris
Raheem Morris
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The New York Giants have reportedly been granted permission interview Washington Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris for their vacant defensive coordinator post.

Morris, 38, has been the defensive backs coach in Washington for three seasons. Prior to that he compiled a 17-31 record as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2009-2011. He will reportedly interview with the Giants on Friday morning.

Morris, a Hofstra graduate, was originally named Buccaneers defensive coordinator prior to the 2009 season, but elevated to head coach shortly thereafter when Jon Gruden was fired.He has never actually been an NFL defensive coordinator, but did fill that role for Kansas State in 2006.

The Redskins could block Morris from interviewing with the Giants or anyone else.

Morris, of course, could be one of many candidates head coach Tom Coughlin is interested in speaking to about the job. It will be interesting to see if Coughlin, facing a 'win or else' 2015 season, looks to hire someone with coordinating or head-coaching experience, or if he is willing to roll the dice by elevating an up-and-coming assistant.