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Chargers hire former Falcons DC Mike Nolan as linebackers coach
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Chargers announced Thursday they hired former Falcons defensive coordinator Mike Nolan as the linebackers coach.

“Mike is a tremendous coach with a wealth of experience, and he’ll be a great addition to our coaching staff,” coach Mike McCoy said. “I’ve known him for many years, having coached both with him and against him, and it’s great to have him here with us with the Chargers.”

Nolan has 28 years of coaching experience at the NFL level. He spent four seasons as the 49ers coach from 2005-08 and has spent 17 seasons as a defensive coordinator, including the last three as Atlanta's defensive coordinator.

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Report: Redskins' Morris, Broncos' Smith to join Quinn's staff in Atlanta
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn is reportedly set to become the Falcons' next coach, it appears Redskins secondary coach Raheem Morris and Broncos linebackers coach Richard Smith will be joining his staff, according to NFL Network National Reporter Albert Breer. 

Morris has verbally accepted the job to be the assistant head coach in Atlanta, and he will run the pass defense. Smith will likely be the defensive coordinator and be in charge of the run defense, per Breer.

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Report: Falcons to name Dan Quinn head coach on Feb. 2
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The Falcons will name Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn their head coach on Feb. 2, the Monday after the Super Bowl, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Quinn will call defensive plays in Atlanta, and possibly be assisted by Raheem Morris in a hybrid role, the report said. Morris is currently the Redskins' defensive backs coach. 

Quinn has had two interviews with the Falcons but cannot make an official move until after the Seahawks play the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

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Report: Falcons granted permission to speak with Raheem Morris
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Redskins have granted the Falcons permission to interview Raheem Morris for a position on Atlanta's coaching staff, according to Mike Jones of the Washington Post on Saturday.

The Redskins recently hired Joe Berry as their new defensive coordinator, so Morris' future as the team's defensive backs coach remains cloudy. Although the Falcons have yet to name a head coach, Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn appears to be the favorite to replace Mike Smith in Atlanta.

A second source told the paper that Morris is expected land a position in Quinn's staff, if he becomes the coach of the Falcons. Quinn coached Morris at Hofstra in 2000.

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Dan Quinn's second interview with Falcons 'went very well'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

The agent for Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn told the Associated Press that Quinn's second interview for the Falcons' head-coaching vacancy "went very well" and there's "definitely mutual interest." The interview took place Tuesday, two days after Seattle advanced to the Super Bowl.

Atlanta can't offer the job to Quinn until after the big game, per The News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reports Quinn will bring Kyle Shanahan as his offensive coordinator.

Quinn is expected to name a fellow Seahawks assistant as defensive coordinator, according to NBC Washington.

Quinn and Seahawks coach Pete Carroll say Quinn's potential move won't distract the coaching staff or players as they prepare for the Patriots.

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