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Titans DC Shane Bowen to interview with Giants and Jaguars

The Titans’ defensive coordinator is searching for employment elsewhere

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Shane Bowen is scheduled to interview for the same post with the New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars, according to multiple reports. The Jaguars have an opening after firing Mike Caldwell, and the Giants parted ways with Don “Wink” Martindale.

Titans general manager Ran Carthon has granted Tennessee’s assistant coaches permission to seek employment elsewhere while they conduct the search for their next head coach. It’s a classy move from Carthon and team owner Amy Adams Strunk. Bowen is a Mike Vrabel disciple, so it’s not particularly likely that the next head coach will possess interest in retaining Bowen as defensive coordinator.

Tennessee’s defense ranked 18th in total yards allowed per game (335.1), 18th in passing yards (227.4), 13th in rushing yards (107.7) and 16th in points allowed per contest (21.6). Tennessee’s defense produced two double-digit sack artists. Denico Autry posted a career-high 11.5 sacks. Harold Landry III produced 10.5 sacks.

Bowen remains under contract with the Titans. If Tennessee’s next head coach is an offensive-minded leader, it’s possible they’ll consider keeping Bowen. Bowen is likely to receive a strong vote of confidence from senior defensive players such as Landry, Jeffery Simmons, and Amani Hooker.

Seeing Bowen landed with Tennessee’s AFC South rival Jaguars would be fun.