Armstrong, Wilks complete second interviews as Cards’ search rolls on

Jan 19, 2018, 8:26 PM | Updated: Jan 20, 2018, 7:48 pm
(AP Photo/Gene Puskar)...
(AP Photo/Gene Puskar)
(AP Photo/Gene Puskar)

The Arizona Cardinals have completed second interviews with two candidates as the search for a new head coach extends into next week.

98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s Mike Jurecki reports Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks and Atlanta Falcons special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong completed interviews Friday.

That leaves Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and New England Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores as two more candidates expected to be brought in for another interview.

In other developments, of the nine known candidates to interview, two are expected to take other head coaching jobs.

The New York Giants are reportedly expected to bring in Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur while the Detroit Lions are looking towards New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Munchak was a candidate the Cardinals reportedly wanted to bring in for a second interview, but Munchak took himself out of the running for the job.

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator James Bettcher, who the Cardinals are not expected to bring in for another interview due to their familiarity with him.

That leaves Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, who has not had any reports surrounding him following his initial interview with the team.

Wilks has been the only name recently linked to another job. He interviewed with the Tennesee Titans for their opening Thursday, but the Titans elected to hire the Houston Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel.

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