Report: Broncos seeking interview with Lions DC Teryl Austin

Per Adam Schefter, the Broncos have requested an interview with Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, who has been one of the hotter head coaching candidates this month.

Austin is scheduled to have a second interview with Atlanta this week and was set to meet with Chicago on Tuesday.

In his first year as a coordinator, Austin led a unit that improved from 16th in 2013 to 4th best in 2014 as measured by AFA's efficiency metrics. An interview with Austin, who is African-American, would satisfy Denver's requirement to meet with a minority candidate under the Rooney Rule.

Austin was previously a defensive backs coach in Seattle, Arizona, and Baltimore; Jim Caldwell, who coordinated the Ravens' offense in 2012 and 2013, took Austin with him to Detroit in 2014. The 49-year-old Pennsylvania native was also the Gators' defensive coordinator during Urban Meyer's last season in Gainesville.

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