Former Broncos coach Wade Phillips to interview for team’s defensive coordinator position

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Former Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. (Photo: Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Broncos will interview Wade Phillips for their defensive coordinator position on Tuesday, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported.

Phillips, 67, has coaching ties to the Broncos. He was the team’s defensive coordinator from 1989 to 1992, then replaced Dan Reeves as coach.

He went 16-16 in 1993 and 1994 before being fired and replaced by Mike Shanahan.

Phillips was defensive coordinator of the Houston Texans from 2011 to 2013 under coach Gary Kubiak, who was hired last week as the Broncos’ coach to replace John Fox.

The Broncos are also interested in Cincinnati Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph for the defensive coordinator position. But Bengals owner Mike Brown and coach Marvin Lewis will not let Joseph out of his contract.


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