Report: Ron Meeks could remain in Carolina
Ron Rivera is continuing to work to put together his coaching staff with the Carolina Panthers and it looks like he’s gotten one coach to stay in place.
The Panthers and the Denver Broncos appear to be competing for a few coaches on John Fox’s old staff, but Ron Meeks is set to remain in Carolina, according to Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer.
Meeks served as the defensive coordinator previously, and per the report it’s unlikely he will remain in that role. Meeks could be the secondary coach.
"We've talked about a lot of things," Meeks told Gantt. "Not sure right now what it will end up being, but we'll see. We're just talking at the moment."
Rivera is expected to play a hands-on role in the running of the defense.
The Panthers did hire Sam Mills III, a former quality control coach, as an assistant defensive line coach. Per Gantt, Wayne Nunnely could be a candidate to be the defensive line coach.
Meanwhile, Fox is trying to line up a handful of assistants to go with him to Denver. Included in that mix are offensive line coach Dave Magazu and wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert, both who the Panthers would reportedly like to keep.
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