Darren Perry, reportedly a candidate for the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive coordinator job, apparently is in the mix for the same position in Oakland.
Perry, the Green Bay Packers' safeties coach, served as the Raiders' secondary coach in 2007 and 2008 before going to Green Bay. The Raiders need a defensive coordinator to replace John Marshall, whom new coach Hue Jackson chose not to retain.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel cited a source in reporting Friday that the Eagles would like to speak with Perry after the Packers play in the Feb. 6 Super Bowl. The Eagles are seeking a replacement for Sean McDermott, who was fired Jan. 15 after Green Bay defeated Philadelphia in the wild-card round of the playoffs.
Perry isn't the Eagles' No. 1 candidate, a high-ranking NFL official with knowledge of the team's thinking told Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia on Sunday. The identity of the person most coveted by the team isn't known.
Perry, 42, is under contract with the Packers through the 2011 season, so the team could deny interview requests from the Eagles and Raiders. However, Perry believes he's ready for a promotion to defensive coordinator, although he doesn't want talk of his future to distract Green Bay during Super Bowl week.
"I'm not gonna spend a whole lot of time talking about it, because my focus right now is on the Pittsburgh Steelers," Perry told The Virginian-Pilot on Saturday. "It's great to be recognized, but really right now, that'll be something to talk about once we get through this game right here."