In this Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014 photo, Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith speaks at a news conference after the second half of an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, in Atlanta. On Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, the Atlanta Falcons fired Smith, one
John Bazemore
January 11, 2016

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) The New York Giants have interviewed former Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith for their head coaching job.

The Giants said that Smith met with team president John Mara and general manager Jerry Reese on Monday.

Smith is the sixth person to interview for the job that opened a week ago when Tom Coughlin stepped down after 12 seasons.

Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and defensive counterpart Steve Spagnuolo were the first two to interview. Jacksonville assistant and former Buffalo coach Doug Marrone, Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Auston and Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase of the Chicago Bears also interviewed.

Gase was hired as the Miami Dolphins' coach on Saturday.

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