Giants Promote Sheridan to Defensive Coordinator

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The New York Giants have promoted linebackers coach Bill Sheridan to defensive coordinator.

Sheridan replaces Steve Spagnuolo, who was hired as coach of the
St. Louis Rams over the weekend.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin had said in recent weeks that he had
plans if Spagnuolo left, and he needed only two days to promote

Sheridan has spent four seasons with the Giants as their
linebackers coach, with his biggest challenge in 2007 when he
helped Mathias Kiwanuka make the move from defensive end to

Kiwanuka had to move back to defensive end this past season
after Osi Umenyiora suffered a knee injury in a preseason game.

Before joining the Giants, Sheridan spent two decades as a
college assistant.