Broncos promote linebackers coach to defensive coordinator

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Coach Josh McDaniels has promoted linebackers coach Don Martindale to defensive coordinator, replacing Mike Nolan, who left for a similar job with the Miami Dolphins.

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Martindale joined McDaniels' staff last season after spending five years in that same role with the Oakland Raiders.

Martindale, 46, who is known as "Wink," hasn't served as a defensive coordinator since 2003 when he was at Western Kentucky University.

Martindale is the Broncos' fifth defensive coordinator in five seasons. He takes over a unit that was vastly improved under Nolan.

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