Broncos hire Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator

The Denver Broncos have hired Wade Phillips as defensive coordinator.

Phillips was Broncos coach Gary Kubiak's defensive coordinator with the Houston Texans.

Phillips got the job after the Cincinnati Bengals wouldn't let secondary coach Vance Joseph take the job.

The Broncos hired former Minnesota Vikings defensive backs coach Joe Woods as secondary coach.

Phillips was the Texans' interim coach when Kubiak got fired in Houston.

Phillips was the Broncos head coach in 1993 and 1994 and was fired after going 7-9 in 1994. Phillips had been the Broncos' defensive coordinator from 1989 to 1992.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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