Report: Browns Assistant to Interview for Packers’ DC job

One of the Browns top assistants on defense is the running for a potential job promotion.

Defensive line coach Chris Kiffin is interviewing for the Green Bay Packers’ defensive coordinator job this week according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.

Kiffin is among several candidates interviewing for the job including Wisconsin defensive coordinator Jim Leonard, Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielson, and Eagles defensive line coach Matt Burke.

The Packers defensive coordinator role became vacant this week when the team allowed former Browns head coach Mike Pettine’s contract to expire after he spent the last three seasons as Green Bay’s defensive coordinator.

Kiffin joined the Browns staff last offseason after following defensive coordinator Joe Woods from San Francisco where Kiffin spent two seasons as the team’s pass rush specialist coach.

Under his coaching, the Browns defensive front generated 31.5 of the team’s 38 sacks and also forced nine of the team’s 17 forced fumbles led by Myles Garrett’s 12 sacks and four forced fumbles.

Kiffin also comes from a famous football family as his father Monte has been coaching in both the college and professional ranks since 1966 including several stints as an NFL defensive coordinator for Minnesota, New Orleans, Tampa Bay, and Dallas. His older brother Lane has been a head coach in both college and professional as well and is the current head coach at Ole Miss.

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