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Giants assistant coaching news: Joe Philbin hired by Colts, Sean Ryan hired by Texans

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The Giants' second assistant coach has left, as Sean Ryan departs for Houston

Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants have had their second assistant coach hired away after the departure of Tom Coughlin. Friday evening, wide receivers coach Sean Ryan was hired by the Houston Texans. Former Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin will also not be joining the Giants. He will instead head to the Indianapolis Colts.

It's not unexpected, and it's something new head coach Ben McAdoo was asked about in his introductory press conference. McAdoo's answer was understandably vague.

With this happening so quickly, the staff is very fluid at this point and we had a chance to talk to a bunch of different guys, but nothing is set in stone. There's nothing to report at this time.

McAdoo will already have to find a new linebackers coach after Jim Herrmann was hired by the Indianapolis Colts. There had been reports that that long-time (and very well respected) offensive line coach Pat Flaherty was being courted by the Colts. Philbin will, however, be the offensive line coach in Indianapolis.

Conversely, safeties/secondary coach Dave Merritt will remain with the Giants.

Stay tuned as we get more news on the development of McAdoo's coaching staff.


[UPDATE: Assistant special teams coach Larry Izzo is also apparently out the door.]