Andy Reid says reports he's sought consultant 'fabricated'

Andy Reid denies reports that he’s sought a consultant to come in and work with the struggling defense being directed by first-year coordinator Juan Castillo.

Earlier, it was reported by ESPN’s Sal Paolontonio that Reid had offered such a gig to ESPN NFL analyst Eric Mangini, the former head coach of the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns.

“Nobody. Zero. Nothing," Reid said, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.

He said reports involving Mangini “are all fabricated” and that he hasn’t had any conversations on the subject.

When a consultant arrives, it usually spells danger for everyone involved. The Washington Redskins went and got one for their offense to help Jim Zorn two years ago. Sherm Lewis arrived at the request of owner Daniel Snyder and it was Lewis who wound up directing the offense, not Zorn.

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