Wilks was promoted in Carolina after Sean McDermott became Buffalo's coach past year.
Steve Wilks was originally set up to interview for the Indianapolis Colts' head coaching job, but that won't be happening.
The Panthers' defensive coordinator worked four years with newly-hired Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, and from reports out of NY, it appears Wilks is drawing an important attendee to his meeting.
The Colts have interviewed an offensive candidate in New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and should it be true that they are focused on that side of the ball for their new head coach, he would likely become the front-runner. Wilks, 48, is waiting to hear whether he'll be brought back for second interviews, according to two league sources.
The Giants are nearing the end of their first round of coaching interviews.
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Studesville, who was running backs coach for the Broncos from 2010-17 and with the Giants from 2001-03, was scheduled to interview last week but the Giants had to reschedule due to a snow storm.
However, the Colts could really use an offensive-minded head coach to maximize quarterback Andrew Luck's talent and ability (assuming he's healthy), as their franchise player has already had three offensive coordinators in six seasons and could use some much needed offensive continuity.
But their defensive coordinator post could be in flux, as well.
"Ideally, it will be somebody with previous head-coaching experience", Mara said in December, "but that doesn't have to be the case".
Wilks also coached the San Diego Chargers secondary from 2009-11 and the Chicago Bears defensive backs from 2006-08.