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Report: Panthers’ Steve Wilks will have second interview with Cardinals

Jan 17, 2018, 5:22 PM | Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 5:21 pm
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, left, talks with assistant head coach Steve Wilks, right, ...
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera, left, talks with assistant head coach Steve Wilks, right, as players warm up during the NFL football team's training camp in Spartanburg, S.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks will have a second interview with the Arizona Cardinals, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

Wilks reportedly joins Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong as candidates scheduled to have a second interview.

A request was reportedly put in for Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, but he turned it down and withdrew his name from consideration.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports there is another interview to be expected for Philadelphia Eagles quarterback John DeFilippo.

The 2017 season was Wilks’ first as defensive coordinator for Carolina and his aggressive mentality shined through. The Panthers were third in the NFL with sacks, bringing down the quarterback 50 times. They were seventh in total defense.

Wilks has been a defensive backs coach in the NFL since 2006, having spent time with the Chicago Bears and San Diego Chargers. Prior, he coached various positions in college at Washington, Notre Dame, Bowling Green, East Tennessee State, Appalachian State, Illinois State and Savannah State.

In addition to the Cardinals, Wilks is reportedly having an interview with the Tennessee Titans.

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