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Reports: Colts set to hire Gus Bradley as DC

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Aug 18, 2021; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Gus Bradley looks on during a joint practice against the Los Angeles Rams. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 18, 2021; Thousand Oaks, CA, USA; Las Vegas Raiders defensive coordinator Gus Bradley looks on during a joint practice against the Los Angeles Rams. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Gus Bradley, most recently the Las Vegas Raiders’ defensive coordinator, is set to take the same job with the Indianapolis Colts, multiple media outlets reported Friday.

The position opened up last week when Matt Eberflus left the Colts to take over as coach of the Chicago Bears.

Bradley had been on a Las Vegas staff headed by Jon Gruden, but Gruden was fired in October after he was found to have sent inflammatory emails. Rich Bisaccia served as interim coach for the remainder of the season, and the Raiders hired Josh McDaniels as their new coach earlier this week.

Bradley was on the job in Las Vegas for just one year, but he helped the Raiders improve their total defense from 25th in 2020 (389.1 yards per game) to 14th in 2021 (337.2 yards per game).

The Colts ranked 16th in that category this season at 343.2 yards per game.

Bradley was 14-48 as coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2013-16. He also served as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ linebackers coach from 2006-08 and as defensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks from 2008-12 and the Los Angeles Chargers from 2017-20.

–Field Level Media