Report: Vikings to interview candidates for DC, George Edwards is one
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The Vikings have their defensive-minded head coach and are hammering out details to bring in Norv Turner as offensive coordinator.
Now, they'll turn their attention to defense.
Minnesota will interview several candidates to replace Alan Williams as the defensive coordinator, according to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport.
The name most frequently tied to the position this morning is George Edwards, the linebackers coach for the Miami Dolphins.
Dolphins LB coach George Edwards headed to Minnesota to join Zimmer, per source. But hear team will interview several for DC, not just him— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 16, 2014
In fact, Alex Marvez of Fox Sports 1 tweeted Thursday that a source confirmed Edwards was the guy.
A source for Pro Football Talk said it is not yet a done deal, however. Here is an excerpt on Edwards from the PFT report:
Edwards spent the 2003 season as the Redskins' defensive coordinator under Steve Spurrier and had the same job with the Bills during the 2010 and 2011 seasons before being replaced by Dave Wannstedt before Chan Gailey's final year as the head coach in Buffalo. This was his second season as the Dolphins' linebackers coach and he also had a previous stint in that role from 2005 to 2009.
Edwards worked for Zimmer in Dallas for a couple of years before making the jump to Washington.
The press conference to introduce Zimmer will be Friday at 11 a.m.