After seven seasons, Meeks resigns as Colts' defensive coordinator

Ron Meeks has resigned as defensive coordinator of the Indianapolis Colts, the club announced Tuesday.

Meeks served as the defensive coordinator with the Colts since 2002.

Under Meeks, the Colts finished with a top-11 defense five times in seven seasons.

Meeks interviewed with the Redskins and Jets in the past two seasons for their head coaching positions, but did not land either job.

The Colts have a new head coach, Jim Caldwell, after Tony Dungy retired at the end of the season and now they will also have a new defensive coordinator.

The Colts led the NFL in scoring defense in 2007 but dropped to seventh last season and were eliminated from the AFC playoffs in the wild-card round by San Diego.

The 54-year-old Meeks began his NFL coaching career with Dallas in 1991 as a defensive assistant. He later coached with Cincinnati, Atlanta, Washington and the Rams.

Information from the Associated Press was included in this report

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