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Jonathan Gannon is turning into a popular name in the HC circuit, and the defensive guru has now received interest from a third team. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter (via Twitter), the Texans requested permission to interview the Eagles defensive coordinator.

Jonathan Gannon (left) is coming off a successful first season as Eagles defensive coordinator. © Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Jonathan Gannon (left) is coming off a successful first season as Eagles defensive coordinator.

Gannon has spent 15 years as a coach and scout. Following a three-year stint as the Colts defensive backs coach, he was hired as the Eagles defensive coordinator last offseason. During his first season in the role, the Eagles defense ranked top 10 in yards allowed, with Philly’s rush defense showing particular promise.

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The Broncos and Vikings have already requested permission to speak with Gannon. The 39-year-old will now have plenty of time to interview after Philly was bounced from the postseason.

In Houston, Gannon joins a growing list of candidates that already includes:

  • Brian Flores, former head coach (Dolphins): Interviewed 1/14
  • Joe Lombardi, offensive coordinator (Chargers): Interviewed 1/15
  • Jerod Mayo, linebackers coach (Patriots): Mentioned as candidate
  • Hines Ward, wide receivers coach (Florida Atlantic): Interviewed 1/15

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