Colts interviewing assistants to round out defensive staff

BY foxsports • January 12, 2016

With new defensive coordinator Ted Monachino on board, the Indianapolis Colts have begun the process of filling out his staff this week.

According to's Alex Marvez, the Colts interviewed former Buffalo Bills defensive backs coach Donnie Henderson on Monday and will speak former Chicago Bears coach John Hoke about the same position on Tuesday.

Henderson spent the past three seasons working in Buffalo. Prior to his stint with the Bills, he served two years as defensive coordinator with the New York Jets and another season in the same capacity with the Detroit Lions. Henderson has worked as a position coach with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens and Arizona Cardinals. 

Hoke is the co-defensive coordinator at the South Carolina and has coached defensive backs with the Bears and Houston Texans.

Marvez also reported the Colts interviewed former Cleveland Browns assistant Ken Flajole about their linebackers coaching position. Flajole spent 16 seasons as an assistant in the NFL, but has been out of the league since being fired as part of Rob Chudzinski's staff in Cleveland at the end of the 2013 season.

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