EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -The New York Giants have promoted linebackers coach Bill Sheridan to defensive coordinator.
Sheridan replaces Steve Spagnuolo, who was hired as coach of the St. Louis Rams over the weekend.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin had said in recent weeks that he had plans if Spagnuolo left, and he needed only two days to promote Sheridan.
Sheridan has spent four seasons with the Giants as their linebackers coach, with his biggest challenge in 2007 when he helped Mathias Kiwanuka make the move from defensive end to linebacker.
Kiwanuka had to move back to defensive end this past season after Osi Umenyiora suffered a knee injury in a preseason game.
Before joining the Giants, Sheridan spent two decades as a college assistant.

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Bengals, Jaguars set for exhibition shootout For a team expected to take the next step in 2016, the Jaguars have displayed very little punch during the preseason. Does that change in tonight’s...
Thumbnail Chargers vs. Vikings Pick Will the Minnesota Vikings be able to pick up another preseason win when they host the San Diego Chargers at 1PM ET?
Thumbnail Cowboys' 2016 Super Bowl odds drop Quarterback Tony Romo will miss between 6-10 weeks with a back injury and the odds that the Cowboys will win the 2016 Super Bowl have...
Thumbnail Broncos host Rams, QB battles abound No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff had a pretty nondescript training camp. Judging by the Los Angeles coaching staff’s outline for preseason game No. 3, not much is...
Thumbnail Giants vs. Jets Preseason Pick Will tonight's Giants and Jets matchup at 7:30PM ET be low-scoring for bettors?
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages