Report: Falcons working on a deal to hire Packers assistant Jerry Gray

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The Falcons hired a new defensive coordinator Friday, naming Saints co-defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen. Packers defensive backs coach/pass game coordinator Jerry Gray interviewed for the job.

Gray appears headed to Atlanta anyway.

The Falcons are working on a deal with Gray, Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports.

Gray has spent the past three seasons as an assistant on the Packers’ staff, but he isn’t under contract for 2023, per Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

Gray and Falcons head coach Arthur Smith were on the same staffs in Washington in 2007-08 and with the Titans in 2011-13.

Gray was the Bills’ defensive coordinator from 2001-05 and the Titans’ defensive coordinator in 2011-13.

Gray also interviewed with the Bears for an unspecified position on their staff.

5 responses to “Report: Falcons working on a deal to hire Packers assistant Jerry Gray

  1. I recall when Jerry Gray came into the league.
    He was a first round pick in 1985. He got something like $2M and everyone completely lost their minds about it.

  2. After how poorly the GB DB’s played for large portions of last year, some fresh blood in DB Coaches is probably a good thing. I just wish the Falcons were taking Bob Sanders with him….

  3. Please take joe barry with you. In fact gray can stay. He would be an upgrade over barry. Just about anyone would be. Gray did a good job against the cardinals when barry was out with covid.

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