Report: Raheem Morris set to join Falcons

Former Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris is set to accept a position with the Atlanta Falcons, according to the Washington Post. 

Morris, 38, currently Washington’s defensive backs coach, is scheduled to interview with the Falcons for a hybrid assistant-defensive coordinator position under new coach Dan Quinn, two sources told Mike Jones of the Washington Post. Another person familiar with the plans said that meeting is basically a formality.

Quinn will coach in the Super Bowl as defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks before being officially named the Falcons head coach on Monday, Feb. 2 in Atlanta. He’s expected to call the defensive plays.

Morris played under Quinn in the late 1990s at Hofstra.

Morris coached in Washington the past

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three seasons. He  interviewed for the New York Giants’ defensive coordinator position this offseason, but did not get that job.

Morris was the head coach of the Buccaneers from 2009-11 and posted a 17-31 record.


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