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Report: Colts interview Gerald Brown, Brett Maxie for assistant coaching positions

According to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez, the Colts interviewed Gerald Brown for their running backs coach opening and Brett Maxie for their defensive backs coach opening.

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The Indianapolis Colts have replaced their defensive coordinator and linebackers coach (reportedly), but they still have a number of positions on their staff left unfilled.  The team is continuing to search for a new safeties coach, secondary coach, running backs coach, tight ends coach, offensive line coach, and strength and conditioning coach.  The interviews just keep rolling on, and in recent days we've heard a number of names who have reportedly interviewed for various openings with the team (according to FOX Sports).

We can add two more to the list tonight, as FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports that the Colts have interviewed Gerald Brown for their running backs coach opening and Brett Maxie for their defensive backs coach position.

Gerald Brown spent seven seasons as the running backs coach for the Atlanta Falcons from 2008-2014, coaching two Pro Bowlers (Michael Turner, who made the Pro Bowl in 2008 and 2010 as a running back, and Ovie Mughelli, who made the Pro Bowl as a fullback in 2010).  When new head coach Dan Quinn was brought in last year, there was talk that Brown might be retained as running backs coach (and he also drew interest from the Raiders), but ultimately the Falcons decided to go in a different direction.  Before his time in Atlanta, Brown was a coach at Indiana University for seven seasons (2002-2008), coaching running backs and then also serving as the assistant head coach and special teams coordinator for his final two years there.

Brett Maxie has spent the past two seasons with Vanderbilt, coaching the secondary in 2014 and the defensive backs in 2015.  Before that, he was an assistant in the NFL for a number of years, as he coached the secondary with the Tennessee Titans (2012-2013), the Dallas Cowboys (2008-2011), the Miami Dolphins (2007), and San Francisco 49ers (1999-2003), while also serving as the defensive backs coach for the Atlanta Falcons (2004-2006) and the Carolina Panthers (1998).  He also enjoyed a 13-year playing career with the Saints, Falcons, Panthers, and 49ers, playing in 153 career games (starting 104) and recording 556 tackles, four sacks, a forced fumble, six fumble recoveries, and 23 interceptions (three returned for scores).