Ryan Nielsen interviewed for defensive coordinator job

EAGAN, Minn.— The Vikings confirmed Monday that they have interviewed Ryan Nielsen for their open defensive coordinator position.

Nielsen is currently the co-defensive coordinator/defensive line coach for the New Orleans Saints, which he first joined as defensive line coach in 2017.

2002 Southern California Volunteer Assistant

2005-07 Mississippi defensive line coach

2008-09 Central Connecticut State Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Lines and Linebackers Coach

2010 Tennessee-Martin defensive line/special teams coach

2011 Northern Illinois Defensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

2012 Northern Illinois Co-Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line Coach / Recruiting Coordinator

2013 North Carolina State Defensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

2014-16 North Carolina State Defensive Line Coach/Running Game Coordinator

2017-20 New Orleans Saints Defensive Line Coach

2021 New Orleans Saints Assistant Head Coach / Defensive Line Coach

2022 New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator / Defensive Line Coach

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