Clancy Pendergast part of Redskins' defensive coordinator search

The Washington Redskins have shown interest in former Cardinals defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast.

The Washington Redskins interviewed former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast on Jan. 9 as part of their search for Jim Haslett's replacement, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed. Pendergast, most recently Southern California's defensive coordinator, has coached for five NFL teams, with his longest stint as a defensive coordinator coming from 2004-08 in Arizona. He served as defensive coordinator for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009, but was fired along with head coach Todd Haley after that season. Pendergast's defenses on average ranked 19th in the NFL. The Redskins have interviewed seven candidates for defensive coordinator: Pendergast, San Diego Chargers linebackers coach Joe Barry, San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Ed Donatell, longtime coach Wade Phillips, former New York Jets and Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini, Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris and former San Francisco defensive coordinator Vic Fangio. Fangio interviewed Saturday and Sunday but left Redskins Park without a deal.

Mike Jones, The Washington Post

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