Williams interviews again; Skins to talk to Caldwell, Meeks, Mora

Updated: January 14, 2008, 11:05 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Assistant coach Gregg Williams interviewed again Monday for the Washington Redskins' coaching vacancy, and the team was also planning to speak to Seattle Seahawks assistant Jim Mora and Indianapolis Colts assistants Jim Caldwell and Ron Meeks.

Owner Dan Snyder met for the third time with Williams, who has been in charge of the Redskins' defense since 2004. Williams had a preliminary interview Wednesday and his first full session with the owner Saturday.

Sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen that the Redskins were to interview Mora and Meeks, while a person familiar with the talks told The Associated Press that Caldwell is also on the list. The Redskins haven't publicly stated the names of any candidates.

Snyder has also interviewed Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and at least one other candidate.

Either Caldwell or Meeks would satisfy the Redskins' obligations under the "Rooney Rule," which requires that at least one minority candidate be interviewed. Meeks was an assistant on coach Norv Turner's staff with the Redskins in 2000.

Mora went 27-23 over three seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, including an appearance in the NFC championship at the end of the 2004 season, before he was fired a year ago. He's now the defensive backs coach for the Seahawks.

The Redskins are seeking to replace Joe Gibbs who announced his retirement from the NFL on Jan. 8.

Chris Mortensen, who covers the NFL for ESPN, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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