The Washington Redskins confirmed that they interviewed New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell for their head coaching position on Monday.

The interview took place at Redskins Park and was conducted by general manager Bruce Allen and other team officials.

Perry Fewell is the Giants' defensive coordinator. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press) Perry Fewell is the Giants’ defensive coordinator. (Seth Wenig/Associated Press)

Fewell became the fifth coaching candidate to interview for the position, which became vacant when owner Daniel Snyder fired Mike Shanahan following this season’s 3-13 campaign.

Fewell, 51, has served as the Giants’ defensive coordinator since 2010. The Giants this season ranked eighth in the NFL in total defense, limiting teams to 332.3 yards per game. New York ranked 31st on defense in 2012 and 27th in 2011. The unit ranked seventh in 2010.

Interviews with Seattle offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Dallas special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia, Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott and Baltimore offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell preceded Fewell’s interview.

The team also hopes to interview Cincinnati offensive coordinator Jay Gruden and defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer, San Francisco offensive coordinator Greg Roman and Vic Fangino, San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, and Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin.

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