The Falcons named several members of Dan Quinn’s first coaching staff on Tuesday and it’s getting a little bigger with the addition of a coach who worked with Quinn in Seattle.
Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that Marquand Manuel will leave his defensive assistant post with the Seahawks to become the defensive backs coach and senior defensive consultant in Atlanta.
Manuel spent the last three years on the staff in Seattle as he transitioned from his playing career to a coaching one. Manuel spent eight seasons as an NFL safety after being drafted in the sixth round by the Bengals in 2006. He also played for the Seahawks, Packers, Panthers, Broncos and Lions over the course of 116 professional appearances.
Manuel will be working with defensive passing game coordinator Raheem Morris, who also has the title of assistant head coach, and defensive coordinator Richard Smith in Atlanta. The Falcons also retained defensive line coach Bryan Cox from Mike Smith’s staff.