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Saints Are Reportedly Blocking Assistant Coach From Interviewing For Another Job

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NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - JANUARY 20: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts against the Los Angeles Rams during the fourth quarter in the NFC Championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 20, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The Cincinnati Bengals are still in the process of completing their coaching staff. After the Los Angeles Rams lost to the New England Patriots in the super Bowl, Rams quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor was hired as the Bengals head coach.

In the weeks following the Super Bowl, he's been busy forming his staff, however, he's struggled to find a defensive coordinator. He reportedly attempted to hire University of Florida defensive coordinator Todd Grantham, but Grantham decided to stay with the Gators.

According to ESPN's Josina Anderson, Taylor then hoped to interview New Orleans Saints secondary coach Aaron Glenn for the Bengals defensive coordinator opening. He's been rebuffed once again, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport.

Rapoport revealed the Saints are planning to block Glenn from interviewing for the Bengals' job.

Perhaps New Orleans head coach Sean Payton is still harboring some ill will to the Rams and all involved in the Saints' controversial NFC title loss.

Rams cornerbacks coach Aubrey Pleasant and former Falcons defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel are expected to be in contention for the opening as well.

Besides Grantham, another college football defensive coordinator was named as a possible candidate as well: Texas A&M's Mike Elko - though no interviews have been conducted yet.