Lions hire Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – DECEMBER 13: New Orleans Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn calls to players against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on December 13, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Allen Park, Mich. – The Detroit Lions announced today that Aaron Glenn has been named the team’s new defensive coordinator. Additional contract terms were not disclosed.

Glenn comes to Detroit after spending the past five seasons (2016-20) as the secondary coach for the New Orleans Saints. He brings to the Lions more than 24 years of experience in the National Football League including playing, front office and coaching experience.

Prior to his tenure in New Orleans, Glenn worked as the assistant defensive backs coach for the Cleveland Browns (2014-15), after working as a personnel scout for the New York Jets for two seasons (2012-13). In his 15-year playing career, Glenn played in 205 games (176 started) and was named to three Pro Bowls. He was originally drafted by the Jets in the first round (12th overall) of the 1994 NFL Draft out of Texas A&M.

(Press release provided by Detroit Lions.)

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