Chargers hire Ron Meeks

The Chargers hired Ron Meeks as their new secondary coach. A former defensive coordinator with the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers with one Super Bowl victory in 2006, Meeks has 21 years of NFL coaching experience. The Colts ranked in the top six in pass defense five times in seven seasons.

A defensive backs coach under Ron Rivera with Carolina last season, Meeks coached the secondary with four other NFL teams but began his career in the league as a defensive assistant with the 1991 Dallas Cowboys.

Meeks also coached defensive backs for the 2000 Washington Redskins with Turner as head coach. The Redskins finished second in the NFL against the pass that season as Champ Bailey earned Pro Bowl accolades. Meeks helped develop All-Pro players like Bailey, Bob Sanders, Aeneas Williams, Ray Buchanon, Eugene Robinson and Ashley Ambrose.

Turner has yet to name a linebackers coach to replace new defensive coordinator John Pagano.

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