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Report: Cincinnati Bengals seek permission to interview Los Angeles Rams’ CB’s coach Aubrey Pleasant for Defensive Coordinator position

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The poaching has once again begun!

NFL: Los Angeles Rams-Minicamp Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Recently hired Cincinnati Bengals’ Head Coach Zac Taylor has begun assembling his coaching staff, and one of his targets is the Los Angeles Rams’ cornerbacks coach, Aubrey Pleasant:

It is not yet known whether or not the Rams will block or allow Pleasant to seek a promotion with the Bengals, though it is certain they’d like to retain Pleasant as a coach because of his quality and future within the league.

Pleasant initially spent four years with the Washington Redskins as a Offensive Assistant Coach/Coaching Intern, a Defensive Quality Control Coach, and now a CB’s coach in Los Angeles. Pleasant was a guy that Head Coach Sean McVay brought along with him to L.A. from Washington, so it’s a possibility that the Rams actually block the potential interview.

It’s also been speculated that Pleasant may have a spot as a Defensive Coordinator in L.A. once current Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips retires.